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GAME STORY: Oilers 7, Jets 3

Ty Rattie leads the way offensively with five points as the Oilers ground the Jets 7-3 on Thursday

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Visitors, be prepared to experience some flight turbulance.

Ty Rattie picked up two goals and three assists, Connor McDavid scored once and added three helpers while Cam Talbot backstopped the Oilers with 20 saves on 23 shots as Edmonton grounded the Jets 7-3 at Rogers Place Thursday night.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins struck twice, Milan Lucic nabbed his first of the pre-season and Jesse Puljujarvi got his second goal in two games. 

The Oilers improve to 3-0-0 in the exhibition season.

 Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game vs WPG

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RELEASE: Oilers trim training camp roster to 35

Oilers roster now has 35 players: 4 goaltenders, 12 defencemen and 19 forwards

by Press Release / Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have reduced their training camp roster, assigning the following players:
 
Tyler Benson (F) - Bakersfield (AHL)
Josh Currie (F) - Bakersfield (AHL)
Joseph Gambardella (F) - Bakersfield (AHL)
Caleb Jones (D) - Bakersfield (AHL)
William Lagesson (D) - Bakersfield (AHL)
Patrick Russell (F) - Bakersfield (AHL)
Ryan Stanton (D) - Bakersfield (AHL)
Dylan Wells (G) - Bakersfield (AHL)
 
The Oilers roster currently has 35 players, including four goaltenders, 12 defencemen and 19 forwards.

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BLOG: Main Camp Day 7

News, videos, stories, interviews and more from Day 7 of Oilers Main Camp

by Staff / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Oilers are back on the ice at Rogers Place following their 4-2 pre-season victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday.

Group B will take to the ice at 11:30 AM while Group A skates at 12:45 PM.

Catch all coverage from Wednesday below.

Video: CAMP | Wednesday Practice

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GAME STORY: Oilers 4 at Canucks 2

Ty Rattie scores twice as the Oilers defeat Vancouver 4-2 to start the pre-season with a 2-0-0 record

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

VANCOUVER, BC -- Ty Rattie scored twice and Cam Talbot stopped 22 of 23 shots as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 at Rogers Arena in NHL pre-season action on Tuesday night. 

Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game at VAN

 

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RELEASE: Oilers trim training camp roster

The Oilers reduce roster to 43 players, including five goaltenders, 15 defencemen and 23 forwards

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

After Tuesday's game against Vancouver, the Edmonton Oilers reduced their training camp roster again, assigning the following players:

Nolan Vesey (F) - Bakersfield (AHL)
Ostap Safin (F) - Saint John (QMJHL)

The Oilers roster currently has 43 players, including five goaltenders, 15 defencemen and 23 forwards.


The Edmonton Oilers reduced their training camp roster Tuesday afternoon, assigning the following players:

Mitch Callahan (F) - Bakersfield (AHL)

Braden Christoffer (F) - Bakersfield (AHL) 

Marc-Olivier Crevier-Morin (D) - Bakersfield (AHL) 

Logan Day (D) - Bakersfield (AHL)

Luke Esposito (F) - Bakersfield (AHL)

Dave Gust (F) - Bakersfield (AHL)

Cameron Hebig (F) - Bakersfield (AHL) 

Jake Kulevich (D) - Bakersfield (AHL) 

Colin Larkin (F) - Bakersfield (AHL)

John McFarland (F) - Bakersfield (AHL)

Evan Polei (F) - Bakersfield (AHL) 

Stuart Skinner (G) - Bakersfield (AHL)

Ryan Van Stralen (F) - Bakersfield (AHL)  

Tyler Vesel (F) - Bakersfield (AHL) 

Jared Wilson (D) - Bakersfield (AHL)

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GAME STORY: Oilers 7, Flames 4

Kailer Yamamoto, Tyler Benson and Ryan McLeod combine for seven points as the Oilers top the Flames 7-4 on Monday

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

CALGARY, AB - The kids are alright.

Kailer Yamamoto scored two breakaway markers and added one assist, while Tyler Benson and Ryan McLeod each nabbed two helpers to lead Edmonton to a 7-4 victory against the Flames in Calgary on Monday.

Rookie rearguards Ethan Bear and Evan Bouchard maintained the theme by notching a goal apiece, with veterans Patrick Russell and Pontus Aberg helping run Edmonton up to seven.

Mikko Koskinen played the first two periods of the match, stopping 16 of 19 shots. He was replaced by Shane Starrett in the third period, who let one past him in the winning effort.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game at CGY

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RELEASE: Oilers Sign Nurse

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract.

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract.

Nurse, 23, appeared in 82 games with the Oilers last season, posting 26 points (6G, 20A), 67 penalty minutes and he led the Oilers with a +15 plus minus rating. He also ranked second in average time on ice (22:15), blocked shots (153) and ranked third on the team with 161 hits.

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The 6'4", 221-pound defenceman, has appeared in 197 career NHL games, recording 47 points (14G, 33A), and 160 penalty minutes. Nurse also played in 13 playoff games, notching two assists and six penalty minutes. 

Nurse has played for Canada on several occasions, most recently at the 2018 World Hockey Championship, registering one assist and four penalty minutes in 10 games. He also won a gold medal at the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championship and the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

He was originally selected by Edmonton in the first round, 7th overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft.

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FEATURE: Crease competition

Goaltenders Al Montoya and Mikko Koskinen are the frontrunners competing to join Cam Talbot in the Oilers goaltending tandem at the start of the 2018-19 NHL season

by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The blue paint is going to be crowded.

Eight seasons ago with the New York Islanders, goaltenders Al Montoya and Mikko Koskinen earned time between the pipes as part of a crease roulette that included six netminders.

Flash forward to this year's Oilers Main Camp, the pair are frontrunners to secure the solitary back-up spot behind mainstay Cam Talbot when the puck drops on the 2018-19 NHL season against the New Jersey Devils in Gothenburg, Sweden on Oct. 6.

"There's a lot of competition with all the goalies we have here - six or seven," former SKA St. Petersburg netminder Koskinen said on Sunday.

"Everyone wants to be the number-one guy."

Video: OILERS TODAY | Between the Pipes

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