Today the Oilers scrambled up the lines a bit, due to some missing bodies at practice.
Moreau was in the line up again, however Pouliot, Penner, Staios and Souray were all out. Pouliot was still out with his burning loins, Penner was out because he “needed some work” (Quinn’s words – I presume that means he suffered a minor injury), and Staios was out because he “had his bell rung” (again, Quinn’s words). Not sure about Souray though. Quinn did mention some other players had “pulls and that sort of thing”, so perhaps he was just sitting out resting up a small injury. Edit: confirmed on OilersNation, Souray is just resting a minor injury a la Horcoff before the Stars game.
Anyways, the lines…
Moreau skated with Horcoff and Hemsky. On that note, has anyone else foreseen the Hemsky/Horcoff fading as our top line (no matter who is there, save for maybe Penner)? I think it will be the Comrie line this year that racks up the bigger points. Anyways, back on topic – O’Sullivan Gagner and Jacques played together on the 2nd line. Nilsson Brule and Stone, and Strudwick, Comrie and Cogliano made up the bottom 2 lines. Wow, I may have to take back any jokes I made about the MacBlender. But these are just practice lines, so no sense reading too much into it. Guess we’ll have a better idea after the game day skate what the lines will really be. By the sounds of things, we might even see Penner with Horcoff/Hemsky again for the next game.