EDMONTON, AB - The Oilers are back at Rogers Place on Saturday to begin a four-game homestand against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Following his activation off Injured Reserve this morning after missing nine games with a shoulder injury, defenceman Oscar Klefbom will re-join the lineup on the club's top pairing with Adam Larsson.
Head Coach Dave Tippett elects to move Ryan Nugent-Hopkins off his line with Leon Draisaitl and Kailer Yamamoto and connect the Burnaby, B.C. product with Connor McDavid and Zack Kassian on the top line. Nugent-Hopkins has 39 points (14 G, 25 A) with a +11 rating in his last 27 games.
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Here's how the Oilers are expected to line up against Columbus:
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Connor McDavid - Zack Kassian
Tyler Ennis - Leon Draisaitl - Kailer Yamamoto
Andreas Athanasiou - Riley Sheahan - Josh Archibald
James Neal - Jujhar Khaira - Alex Chiasson
Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson
Darnell Nurse - Ethan Bear
Caleb Jones - Kris Russell