Will probably be the Oilers debut for a number of gamers: Zach Hyman, Warren Foegele, Derek Ryan, Colton Sceviour, Brendan Perlini, Duncan Keith and Cody Ceci.
“We had a reasonably good yr final yr,” stated ahead Leon Draisaitl. “One factor I’d do totally different from final yr might be the beginning of the season. We had been form of scrambling early on.”
The Oilers began final season 3-6.
Draisaitl and Connor McDavid are anticipated to start out the sport on the identical line. They began coaching camp on totally different strains however had been finally reunited. Jesse Puljujarvi is the third member of the unit.
“There are some issues we’re for the entire group,” stated head coach Dave Tippett. “A few of it’s geared to how every of our strains form of play. Now we have to be a tougher crew to play towards.”
Sceviour was signed Wednesday morning to a one-year, two-way contract price $750,000. He’d been in camp on an expert check out.
“I confirmed some versatility and talent to play all three ahead positions. My means to penalty kill might be the primary asset I convey,” stated Sceviour.
The Oilers anticipated lineup is:
Zack Kassian has been positioned on injured reserve however might play Saturday towards the Calgary Flames. Devin Shore skated briefly earlier than observe and is day-to-day after tweaking one thing on Monday.
The Oilers and Canucks are on 630 CHED beginning with the Face-off Present at 6 p.m. The sport begins at 8 p.m.
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