Nurse has been sidelined by an ankle injury since December 1st, but is on the Oilers’ current road-trip, but will miss both games of their back-to-back in Florida on Tuesday and Wednesday. Monitor his status later in the week.
Nurse under went surgery to repair a torn ligament and bone damage in his ankle; will miss up to 12 weeks.
Nurse was having a strong season until he tore ligaments in his ankle in early-December. He will miss up to three months, which means he is sidelined until mid-March, so his 2016-17 regular season shouldn’t be done.
The Oilers have placed Darnell Nurse (lower-body) on injured reserve.
Nurse is expected to be out long-term with a lower-body injury. This is a big blow to the Oilers’ blueline and thrusts Matt Benning into bigger role. With Nurse out, the Oilers have recalled Dillon Simpson from Bakersfield (AHL).
Nurse is expected to return to the Oilers lineup after serving his three-game suspension.
Nurse was suspended for three games for fighting an unwilling Roman Polak. With his suspension up, Nurse is expected to return tonight vs. St. Louis. The young blueliner has just eight points (2G / 6A) in 59 games this season.
The NHL has suspended Darnell Nurse for three games.
Nurse was suspended for three games for instigating a fight with Roman Polak and absolutely pummelling Polak, who appeared unwilling to fight. Polak suffered a broken nose during the tilt, which likely didn’t help Nurse’s case.
The Oilers have recalled Darnell Nurse from Bakersfield (AHL).
Nurse has registered one assist in six games with Bakersfield this season and has been recalled after the Oilers placed Griffin Reinhart (undisclosed) on IR. Nurse could make his season debut on Tuesday vs. the Wild.
The Oilers have sent Darnell Nurse to Bakersfield (AHL).
Nurse, 20, had a nice preseason and some thought that he would at least get another preseason game, but he has been sent to the minors where he will wait for his next shot. The AHL has developed Anton Lander and Oscar Klefbom into great players, so the Oilers appear to be content to be patient with the former seventh overall pick. There’s a very strong chance Nurse gets recalled at some point during the season.
The Oilers have sent Darnell Nurse back to the OHL.
Nurse had no points with a minus-2 rating and two shots in his first two NHL games. The 19-year-old will get one more year of junior and have a chance to stick with the Oilers full-time next season. He had 13 goals with 37 assists (50 points) in 64 games with Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) last season.
Nurse, 19, was the seventh overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. He will replace Jeff Petry in the Oilers lineup tonight and likely skate with Andrew Ference. He had 13 goals and 37 assists (50 points) in 64 games in the OHL last season.