Some early updates on this one… Magnus Paajarvi has been recalled. Eric Belanger was put on the injured reserve list after hurting his foot blocking a shot. Doesn’t sound like anything serious. But given our luck, he might need to have his foot amputated.
Shawn Horcoff is also expected to be in the lineup for this one.. hopefully that is the case. He was absent from the last couple games with neck strain suffered on a hit from Shane Doan.
The Canucks are starting to show more of their “true” form… back on top of the standings, based on some fine play from Roberto “We don’t need you here anymore.. wait, yes we do” Luongo. Bleh.
Update @ 10:50am… sounds like Whitney will sit this one out in favor of Corey Potter. Hate to say it, but this is good. Also, word is Eric Belanger is wearing a walking boot now for his foot.
OILERS LINES (PROJECTED)
Hall – Nugent-Hopkins – Eberle
Yakupov – Gagner – Hemsky
Smyth – Horcoff – Petrell
Paajarvi – Lander – Hartikainen
Smid – Petry
N. Schultz – J. Schultz
Fistric – Potter