23 MAR 2013 – 8:00 PM MST
Television – CBC
Bleedin’ Blue is Fansided’s house of the Blues.
- Fourth and final game of the homestand tonight against St. Louis. Oilers dropped a 4-3 decision against San Jose on Wednesday, but have points in each of their last five. Need a win to get within two points of eighth. St. Louis is coming off a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Canucks in a game that saw the Blues dominate the shot clock 34-19. Oilers have defeated St. Louis just twice in the last twelve attempts.
- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been placed on IR retroactive to Wednesday, when he was kept out with the flu. Then, this comes along…
If Nugent-Hopkins does have strep, he won’t fly with team to Nashville on Sunday. He was kept away from the rink on Saturday. #Oilers
— Joanne Ireland (@jirelandEJ) March 23, 2013
Coach Krueger says the team will decide tomorrow morning whether RNH is healthy enough for the two-game NSH-STL road trip
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) March 23, 2013
I believe this falls under the category of ‘speculation’, but keep your eyes open on what happens next with Snoop Nugey Nuge.
- LINE CHANGE Nuge is out again, Belanger is back after being out a couple of weeks with a groin injury, Eberle and Yakupov trade spaces. Throw the dice.
- Oilers are going with Nikolai Khabibulin (2-2-1, 2.12, .935) tonight. This will be Khabibulin’s first appearance in net since he was injured making a save on February 25th against the Blackhawks. Jaroslav Halak (5-3-1, 2.38 / .884) is expected to start for St. Louis
Oilers can really help themselves out with two points tonight.
Minnesota plays San Jose
Dallas plays Colorado.
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