The Sellers: Edmonton Oilers

01/11/2010
Edmonton Oilers v Ottawa Senators

The Sellers is a weekly column presented by NHLHotStove that will discuss all the rumblings and situations surrounding the teams that will most likely miss the playoffs.  Heading into the March 3rd trade deadline, keep an eye out here for the bottom eight to ten teams in the league that will be known as “sellers”.

Recently, the Edmonton Oilers star defenseman and powerplay quarterback expressed his willingness to waive his no trade clause in his contract. Dan Barnes with the Edmonton Journal wrote Sheldon Souray would be open to waiving his no-trade clause should there be a fit. Of course, this trade would need to make sense.

At the ripe age of 33 one would assume this player more comfortable living at home, rather than shipping himself across country.

The Oilers began the season with promise he, but injuries prevailed.  The team’s two biggest names, Nikolai Khabibulin and Ales Hemsky, most likely will miss the entire season, taking its toll on the team.  Now with no playoffs in sight the club can do nothing but sell, sell, sell.

Automatically names like Souray, Shawn Horcoff, Lubomir Visnovsky and Fernando Pisani come to mind.  However, would the Oilers go as far as to trade team captain Ethan Moreau?

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Injury Updates 12/03/2009

12/03/2009

Semin warms up in Washington, DC

This thread will be updated all day, so keep refreshing it as the day goes along.

Here are your wounded bodies for tonight:

Injuries Tonight

Montreal Canadiens

Buffalo Sabres

  • Craig Rivet a game time decision. [Audio]

New York Islanders

  • Frans Nielson skating with the team while Richard Park is not.  Both will play [Katie Strang]

Atlanta Thrashers

Washington Capitals

Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Jonas Gustavsson visiting a heart specialist, not traveling with the team.  [Calgary Sun]
  • Gustavsson scheduled to undergo heart procedure tomorrow.  [Bob MacKenzie]
  • Carl Gunnarson will miss six weeks. [Jonas Siegler]

Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Raffi Torres may miss this game due to the birth of his son. [Tom Reed]

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Injury Updates 12/02/2009

12/02/2009
New Jersey Devils v Pittsburgh Penguins

This thread will be updated all day, so keep refreshing it as the day goes along.  Here are your wounded bodies for tonight:

Injuries Tonight

Tampa Bay Lightning

  • No updates reported.

Boston Bruins

Vancouver Canucks

  • Shane O’Brien returns to the lineup tonight.  Not an injury, but he is/was fantasy relevant. [Jason Botchford]

New Jersey Devils

  • Jamie Langenbrunner and Rob Niedermayer play tonight.  Jay Pandolfo will not. [Fire & Ice]

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Injury Updates 12/01/2009

12/01/2009
Buffalo Sabres v Toronto Maple Leafs

This thread will be updated all day, so keep refreshing it as the day goes along.  Here are your wounded bodies for tonight:

Injuries Tonight

Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Jeff Finger in for the injured Carl Gunnarson. [Jonas Siegel]

Montreal Canadiens

  • Andrei Kostitsyn skated with the team yesterday but his still out indefinitely.  AK46 has been out since blocking a shot last Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.  [Habs Inside/Out]
  • Scott Gomez and Matt D’Agostini will return tonight while Hal Gill and Andrei Kostitsyn practiced with the team.  [Habs Inside/Out]

Columbus Blue Jackets

Chicago Blackhawks

  • Only injured players are Adam Burish and Dave Bolland, both of which not close to returning.

Ottawa Senators

San Jose Sharks

  • No lineup changes

Los Angeles Kings

Anaheim Ducks

  • Coming Soon

Last Night’s Wounded

Florida Panthers

  • Tomas Vokoun set to meet back with the team, he should dress in Wednesday’s game.  If you missed what happenned last night, click here. [Sun Sentinel]

Carolina Hurricanes

Washington Capitals

Around the League

New Jersey Devils

  • Johnny Oduya practicing with the team.  Rob Niedermayer expected to play on Wednesday.  Jamie Langenbrunner not at practice.  [Fire & Ice]
  • Oduya won’t play, Langenbrunner questionable [NJ.com]

Edmonton Oilers

  • Sam Gagner, Shawn Horcoff and Nikolai Khabibulin not practicing.  Ryan Stone and Robert Nilsson cleared to practice and play. [Oilers Country]

Boston Bruins

  • Matt Hunwick and Patrice Bergeron practicing with the team. [John Bishop]

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