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MIC INJURY REPORT: Larsson, Nygard and Persson out

The Oilers have lost 25 man games to injury or illness in 2019-20

by Staff / EdmontonOilers.com

As of October 17, 2019

Current man games lost due to injury: 25 games

See below for a full injury report. 

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BLOG: Klefbom has successful surgery

The Oilers defenceman underwent successful surgery to repair broken bones in his left pinky finger

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers announced on Saturday evening that defenceman Oscar Klefbom underwent successful surgery to repair broken bones in his left pinky finger and will be sidelined indefinitely. 

Klefbom hurt his finger blocking a shot in last Tuesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche. Klefbom has three goals and 15 points in 31 games so far this season. The 25-year-old blueliner was averaging 25:25 of icetime per game this season which was nearly three minutes more than his career high. 

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BLOG: Rieder activated; Russell to IR

Oilers have activated Tobias Rieder from injured reserve and placed Kris Russell on IR

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers announced on Thursday that Tobias Rieder was activated from injured reserve while Kris Russell was placed on IR. 

Rieder skated on a line with Drake Caggiula and Ryan Spooner on the right side at morning skate on Thursday morning and it's expected that's where he'll play tonight when the Oilers take on the Jets. 

Rieder has been out of the lineup for 12 games with his last appearance coming November 14 when the Oilers played Montreal at Rogers Place. 

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RELEASE: Oilers activate Caggiula off Injured Reserve

The Oilers have also placed defenceman Oscar Klefbom on Injured Reserve and assigned forward Cooper Marody to Bakersfield (AHL)

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have activated forward Drake Caggiula off Injured Reserve.

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: The #Oilers have activated forward Drake Caggiula from Injured Reserve in addition to placing defenceman Oscar Klefbom on IR & assigning forward Cooper Marody to the @Condors. pic.twitter.com/62coLxlQ3j

Caggiula, 24, has been sidelined since December 3 after suffering an injury at practice. The native of Pickering, ON has 10 points (7G, 3A) in 23 games with the Oilers this season, including 10 penalty minutes and a -6 plus-minus rating.  

The Oilers have also placed defenceman Oscar Klefbom on Injured Reserve and assigned forward Cooper Marody to Bakersfield (AHL).

For Drake Caggiula's statistics and player profile, click here.

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BLOG: Caggiula, Rieder close to returning from injury

The Oilers forwards will travel with the team and could potentially re-join the lineup during the upcoming two-game road trip to Colorado and Winnipeg

by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Monday's skate may have been a designate practice without the likes of Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Oscar Klefbom, but forwards Tobias Rieder and Drake Caggiula were putting in the work in hopes of returning from injury during the Oilers upcoming two-game road trip.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Inching Closer 12.10.18

Oilers Head Coach Ken Hitchcock provided an injury update Monday morning, saying the pair will travel with the team after rejoining the main group for practice earlier today for the first time since their injuries.

"They were both full participants today, we'll see how they feel later, but both guys went twice today," Oilers Head Coach Ken Hitchcock said from the Oilers Hall of Fame room. "They went earlier in the day for about an hour then they came back to us for 30 minutes, so they were on for long sessions today.

"Both will make the trip and sometime hopefully on this trip they'll have a chance to play."

Video: INJURY UPDATE | Drake Caggiula 12.10.18

Caggiula picked up a hand injury in practice during the Oilers last road trip in St. Louis and missed the last three games. While the 24-year-old isn't fully recovered, returning to practice with the main group has allowed him to assess his own recovery with a feel-out process on the ice.

"I'm not 100 percent sure where I'm at, but things are progressing pretty well and I've been doing some skating on my own and today was my first skate with the guys, Caggiula said. "It's getting there. I'm not 100 percent, can't really shoot at full yet, but stickhandling is starting to come along and hopefully it's not too much longer. It's good to be back out there getting into a normal routine."

Rieder has been sidelined with an upper-body injury since November 17, missing 12 games in the process during what's been his longest stint on Injured Reserve in his NHL career.

Video: INJURY UPDATE | Tobias Rieder 12.10.18

"I've never really been injured during the season to be honest, so this is the first time for me in the NHL," Rieder said. "I had a couple injuries in the minor leagues a couple of years ago, but this has been my first longer injury in the NHL."

Returning to full strength after a month of recovery, along with adapting to a new style of play under Hitchcock, has taken some time to adjust for the German forward.

"I think a couple practices and maybe a couple of games, but a month is a long time if you're not playing in any system or against anybody," he said. "You're just out there by yourself skating. It's tough, but I think you can get back into the groove pretty quick."

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BLOG: Sekera skates with Oilers main group

The 32-year-old Slovak blueliner rejoined his teammates for practice on Tuesday after sustaining a torn Achilles back in August during off-season training.

by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - After working closely this past week with Oilers Skating Coach David Pelletier, defenceman Andrej Sekera rejoined Oilers practice on Tuesday in non-contact colours.

The Slovak blueliner suffered a torn Achilles back in August during off-season training and has been rehabbing the injury since following surgery.

"Getting the touch with the boys and passing is something that I've been missing, so it's been a good thing for me," the 32-year-old said to the media following Tuesday's practice. "Cleaning the pipes and getting the engine running again. I feel pretty confident."

 Video: INJURY UPDATE | Andrej Sekera 11.27.18

An ACL injury sustained during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Anaheim Ducks derailed his postseason run and much of the ensuing season, where he recorded eight assists in 32 games after returning to the Oilers lineup.

"I've had bumps, bruises and broken ribs, but nothing this long," Sekera said. "I'm used to it after last year mentally getting ready for it.

"It's part of the game and I'm still a young guy, maybe getting a bit older but 32 isn't really old in this league."

Sekera has 73 points (14 G, 59 A) in 197 regular-season games as an Oiler since signing with the club as a free agent in July of 2015, including a goal and two assists in 11 postseason contests.

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BLOG: Rattie feels '100 percent'

Oilers forward provided an injury update on Wednesday

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Forward Ty Rattie said he feels "100 percent" after missing the last six matches with an upper-body injury.

The Oilers winger provided an update on his status Wednesday.

Video: RAW | Ty Rattie 10.31.18

"It was just a side muscle, oblique I guess you would call it. I feel good though," Rattie, who hasn't played since Oct. 18, said. "I've been skating by myself for the last week with the training staff and the last couple of days with the team. 

"I'm back to 100 percent. So, I feel well and I'm just ready to get back in there and help the team any way I can."

The Airdrie, AB, native has two points in five games this season.

"Now it's a matter of how my body reacts to skates and stuff like that. Right now, I feel good and we'll go from there," he said.

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BLOG: Benning provides injury update

"It was good to get out on the ice yesterday by myself and then today back with the team. I feel back to normal," said Benning.

by Tony Brar / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers opened their home schedule this past week against the Boston Bruins. While the Oilers skated away with a 3-2 overtime victory, it didn't come without a cost.

After playing 2:27 of the hockey game, Matt Benning left the game with an upper-body injury after making a hit in the first period.

"I kind of got my bell rung when I hit (David) Backes in the Boston game," said the Oilers defenceman. "It was a few days of minor symptoms and now I feel back to normal.

"It was good to get out on the ice yesterday by myself and then today back with the team."

Video: INJURY UPDATE | Matt Benning 10.24.18

In four games, Benning has four shots and a minus-4 rating this season. The 6-foot-1, 203-pound defenceman logged a season-high 21:17 in the team's opening game against the New Jersey Devils.

Benning was placed on Injured Reserve on Friday.

"When you're off the ice for four or five days, you kind of lose your wind a little bit. For me, it's going to take a few days to get my wind back and those puck touches back."

The 2012 sixth-round pick says he feels ready to contribute as early as Saturday versus Nashville. He cannot be activated from the IR until Friday and will miss Thursday's tilt against the Washington Capitals as a result.

"He won't play Thursday for sure and I don't know where he'll be for the weekend," said Head Coach Todd McLellan following Wednesday's practice. "He was allowed to skate in a non-contact situation. He had a smile on his face, which is a good sign. He looked energized.

"All of those are positive steps for him."

Video: OILERS TODAY | Practice Notes 10.24.18

 

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RELEASE: Oilers recall Marody

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled forward Cooper Marody from the American Hockey League's (AHL) Bakersfield Condors

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have recalled forward Cooper Marody from the American Hockey League's (AHL) Bakersfield Condors. 

Marody, 21, has appeared in five games with the Condors this season, posting six points (2G, 4A) and two penalty minutes.

The 6'0", 190-pound forward has played in eight career AHL games, recording nine points (3G, 6A) and four penalty minutes. 

Marody was originally selected by Philadelphia in the sixth round, 158th overall, in the 2015 NHL Draft. Marody was acquired by the Oilers on March 21, 2018 from the Flyers in exchange for a third-round draft pick in 2019.

The Edmonton Oilers have also placed forward Ty Rattie on injured reserve.

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BLOG: Rattie sidelined

"Ty Rattie won't be playing tonight and he'll be out for a couple of weeks at least," said Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Head Coach Todd McLellan provided an update on Oilers forward Ty Rattie on Saturday.

"Ty Rattie won't be playing tonight and he'll be out for a couple of weeks at least," said the bench boss ahead of the club's match against the Nashville Predators.

"Matt Benning is on IR, so he'll be out for a week for sure and Drake Caggiula is not ready to play," McLellan continued.

Rattie was limited to 7:14 of ice time and nine shifts total against the Bruins on Thursday.

"It was a muscle, a mid-body muscle," McLellan added. "I can't even tell you how it happened, it just happens and (Rattie) pulled something and he's hurt. So, he's going to need some time to recover and heal."

The Airdrie, AB, native has one goal and one assist in five games this season.

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