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McDavid sets NHL record as Oilers comeback for OT win against Jets

Todd McLennan made no apology for his bias toward Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid. The coach only had to watch McDavid score twice and add two assists as the Oilers overcame a three-goal deficit to beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 Tuesday on Darnell Nurse’s goal 1:25 into overtime. “He’s our captain, he’s our leader,” McLellan said of McDavid. “He’s, in ...

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Will the real Edmonton Oilers please stand up?

Oilers coach Todd McLellan opened training camp by asking his players: “Who are you?” Are they the team that finished with 103 points and went to the second round of the playoffs in 2016-2017? Or are they the one that won just seven of its first 20 games last season on the way to a sixth-place finish in the Pacific Division ...

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Scheifele, Wheeler lead Jets over Oilers in pre-season

Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler decided to train together in the summer. It appears to be quickly paying off. The Jets linemates each had three-point games as Winnipeg defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 in pre-season play Sunday. Scheifele scored a power-play goal, added another shorthanded and picked up an assist on Wheeler’s power-play goal. The captain also had a pair ...

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Darnell Nurse ends holdout, signs 2-year deal with Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have signed Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract, ending a lengthy stalemate with one of their top defencemen on Monday. The agreement with the restricted free agent is worth $ 3.2 million US per season. The 23-year-old Nurse led Edmonton blue liners in 2017-18 with six goals and 20 assists in 82 games. Nurse had said he ...

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Unsigned Nurse, injured Sekera absent as Oilers hit the ice

Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli says he has a Plan B if contract talks remain at a stalemate with defenceman Darnell Nurse. Chiarelli addressed that and other issues — ranging from Connor McDavid questions to the Erik Karlsson trade — as the team hit the ice for the first time Friday at training camp. “We obviously couldn’t come to ...

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Behind Connor McDavid, Oilers confident in rebound season

Connor McDavid did everything in his power to drag the Edmonton Oilers into last season’s playoff race. He led the NHL in scoring for the second straight year, recorded an outrageous 84 points at even strength despite a turnstile of wingers, and was once again voted the league’s most outstanding player by his peers. But his 41 goals, 11 more ...

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Oilers sign Jakub Jerabek to 1-year deal

The Edmonton Oilers signed free-agent defenceman and recent Stanley Cup champion Jakub Jerabek to a one-year contract on Monday. Jerabek, 26, appeared in 36 games last season with the Montreal Canadiens and Washington Capitals, recording two goals and six assists. He also played in two playoff games in Capitals’ run to the Stanley Cup title. Jerabek appeared in 17 games ...

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Oilers sign veteran forward Scottie Upshall to PTO

The Edmonton Oilers signed free-agent forward Scottie Upshall to a professional tryout on Sunday. Upshall, 34, appeared in 63 games for St. Louis last season, registering 19 points with seven goals. The native of Fort McMurray, Alta., has played 759 career NHL games over 15 seasons with Nashville, Philadelphia, Arizona, Columbus, Florida and St. Louis. Upshall has 285 career NHL ...

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