Edmonton Oilers Jujhar Khaira (16) is pulled down by Montreal Canadiens Brett Kulak (77) during first period NHL action on Monday, April 19, 2021 in Edmonton.

Thursday is a mandated off day for the Edmonton Oilers, meaning little in the way of official news from the club. While the team is slated to return to the ice on Friday, they have the weekend off from game action, then play their final 11 games of the regular season in a 20-day span. (Dangerously assuming no more postponements.)

Despite being their second lengthy break in less than a fortnight, the current four-day respite comes at a relatively good time. The Oilers are coming off an extremely intense two-game set with Montreal Canadiens which produced plenty of bumps and bruises, and more importantly a pair of injuries to two power forwards.

Jujhar Khaira

left Monday’s game early in the first period after absorbing a heavy hit from Montreal’s Alexander Romanov, then

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Source:: Edmonton Journal – Sports


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