EDMONTON, AB – Just one extra sleep left.
The Edmonton Oilers participated in apply on Tuesday forward of Opening Night time on Wednesday, when the Vancouver Canucks journey to Rogers Place for Recreation 1 of the 82-game regular-season schedule.
The membership finalized its 23-man roster on Monday afternoon, loaning ahead Kyle Turris to the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League and recalling defenceman Philip Broberg. William Lagesson was positioned on Injured Reserve (IR), whereas blueliner Oscar Klefbom and goaltender Alex Stalock had been positioned on Lengthy Time period Injured Reserve. Three gamers – forwards Josh Archibald, Dylan Holoway, and defencemen Dmitri Samorukov – will start the yr on the injured non-roster listing.
Ahead Devin Shore was not on the ice Tuesday, however Zack Kassian took half in his first full apply since sustaining an upper-body damage within the third interval of a 3-2 pre-season win over Vancouver final Thursday.
Get information, notes, movies and extra from the day beneath.
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Traces at Tuesday’s apply appeared as follows:
Draisaitl – McDavid – Puljujarvi
Hyman – RNH – Yamamoto
Foegele – Ryan – Kassian
Perlini – McLeod – Sceviour
Benson rotated in on proper wing.
Nurse – Barrie
Keith – Ceci
Russell – Bouchard
Koekkoek – Broberg
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Head Coach Dave Tippett’s replace on Devin Shore, who didn’t skate on Tuesday:
- 1 Head Coach Dave Tippett’s replace on Devin Shore, who didn’t skate on Tuesday:
- 2 Tippett on starting the season with McDavid and Draisaitl on the highest line collectively and the thought course of behind reuniting them:
- 3 On Zack Kassian‘s standing:
- 4 On Kyle Turris‘ availability for Wednesday:
- 5 On McDavid’s work to enhance his one-timer:
- 6 Oilers Captain Connor McDavid on any uncertainty relating to the lineup heading into Wednesday’s Dwelling Opener:
- 7 McDavid on prepping the powerplay over the pre-season:
- 8 On the Foegele-Ryan-Kassian line and the kind of recreation they play:
- 9 On the enhancements he is made to his one-timer:
- 10 Goaltender Mike Smith‘s impressions of the membership throughout pre-season and what he hopes to see from the group Wednesday towards the Canucks:
- 11 Smith on seeing the crew in motion:
- 12 Smith on McDavid’s motivation heading into a brand new yr:
- 13 Smith on McDavid’s willpower to enhance his taking pictures:
“He tweaked one thing in apply yesterday or this morning. He was going to see the physician at this time, so we’ll re-evaluate within the morning. Day-to-day, I might suppose.”
Tippett on starting the season with McDavid and Draisaitl on the highest line collectively and the thought course of behind reuniting them:
“With the additions we have made, we really feel like we have got some further depth down there. We wish to see the way it works out. Connor and Leon have an important monitor file collectively. Hyman coming in, Foegele coming in and Derek Ryan give us a few of that further depth. We will see what now we have early.
On Zack Kassian‘s standing:
“He is seeing some docs this afternoon to undergo some assessments. We’ll see the place he will get within the morning.”
Video: RAW | Dave Tippett 10.12.21
On Kyle Turris‘ availability for Wednesday:
“He might be out there to us.”
On McDavid’s work to enhance his one-timer:
“I believe he is jealous of Leon as a result of Leon scores so much like that (laughing). It is humorous. Leon had that one little play on the powerplay that they tried for years, the place he bought it on his backhand and at last scored one in Nashville final yr. Connor’s looking for one on a one-timer this yr. That is the objective. After he will get one, it will be transfer on to the following factor.
“His taking pictures is definitely actually good. He is bought a fast launch on taking pictures. It is simply the one-timer, he hasn’t been in place. He is often the man feeding the man for the one-timer quite than getting it. It is nice that he is trying so as to add to his arsenal each time he can get an opportunity. Nice gamers try this. It is enjoyable to observe him do it as a result of guys are laughing when he does it in apply. I believe he’d wish to attempt a type of ones on the goal-line the place Leon scored final yr, too. You adore it. You adore it when guys wish to get higher.”
Oilers Captain Connor McDavid on any uncertainty relating to the lineup heading into Wednesday’s Dwelling Opener:
“I believe there’s at all times a degree of uncertainty for each crew as you head into the brand new yr. We’re no totally different. We have new folks and new our bodies however I believe we have appreciated our pre-season and our Coaching Camp. We like the place our recreation is at and guys have gelled nicely. You’ll be able to see a bit bit extra of an id all through the lineup and we’re positively very assured heading in.”
Video: RAW | Connor McDavid 10.12.21
McDavid on prepping the powerplay over the pre-season:
“The powerplay is such a rhythm factor. Having the ability to be on the market and see the identical kind of look again and again, and simply really feel the place guys are going to be at, it is so large for our energy play. General, our powerplay is feeling fairly good heading in.”
On the Foegele-Ryan-Kassian line and the kind of recreation they play:
“Each crew that’s profitable on this League I really feel like has sort of like an id line. That is large for us. We have tried to have strains like that and I do not suppose we have had one fairly like that line there. It has an opportunity to be a extremely, actually good line for us. Forecheck the puck exhausting, skate nicely, be bodily and create momentum for us.”
On the enhancements he is made to his one-timer:
“It is like something, simply repetition. For some guys, taking pictures the puck comes very easy and for others, it does not. I might fall underneath the class the place it does not. I actually set to work at it and I attempt my finest to do what I can and spherical out my recreation to attain from a distance. So many groups are anxious about my velocity that they sort of again in. If I can discover a strategy to shoot it by some guys and rating from exterior, it would power them to come back up and I can beat them huge once more. That is what I am considering.”
Goaltender Mike Smith‘s impressions of the membership throughout pre-season and what he hopes to see from the group Wednesday towards the Canucks:
“I wish to see us win. The items we have added change the dynamic of our ahead group. We have added some veteran gamers that performed within the League a very long time and actually can contribute not solely on the ice however within the locker room. The quicker we will get on the identical web page and play the identical means, it’s going to solely profit our crew. As a gaggle, we wish to get off to a superb begin. What higher means to do this than with a win tomorrow.”
Video: RAW | Mike Smith 10.12.21
Smith on seeing the crew in motion:
“Any time you add items over summer time, there’s clearly pleasure within the air, particularly with the kind of gamers we did add. However in case you take a look at it on paper, it might solely go to this point. We now have to exit on the ice and make it occur. This group has performed a number of good issues over the pre-season. Hopefully, that may switch to some good hockey for the actual stuff.”
Smith on McDavid’s motivation heading into a brand new yr:
“He is very centered. I see that. You see a decided participant that, coming off the season that he did, you simply see a participant that desires to do extra. It is thrilling enjoying with a man like that, that is not glad with the season he had final yr. He desires to be on the opposite aspect, the profitable a part of it. Connor’s only a decided younger man that is simply going to proceed to get higher, which is horrifying to suppose. He places within the work, places within the time to be the most effective he might be. He’ll be an enormous a part of our crew’s success this yr.”
Smith on McDavid’s willpower to enhance his taking pictures:
“I observed that earlier than camp began, him engaged on that. He was laughing, I do not suppose he is ever scored a one-timer objective. That is one space that he was excited to get higher at, and he is positively improved at it. Will probably be attention-grabbing to see the place he finally ends up on the powerplay however he would possibly find yourself in Leo’s spot.”
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