The Edmonton Oilers are slowly starting to get healthy and will welcome back forward Ryan Smyth to their lineup on Tuesday when they travel to Florida to play the Panthers.
An easy target for critics when the year started, Smyth had turned his game around following the press box treatment that saw him a healthy scratch for one game. The veteran has 3 goals and 1 assist in 8 games so far this season and perhaps his play away from the puck, prior to the injury was the more promising sign with number 94.
While the Oilers forwards continue to recover from injuries, it’s the team’s blue line that is now experiencing the feeling of losing it’s regulars to nagging issues.
Belov has a knee injury and Schultz is still experiencing discomfort in his ribs. Both defenceman are with the team in the Sunshine state but won’t suit up in tomorrow’s contest.
There is no word yet on who the team will recall to fill the hole on the blue line, but a move is expected.