Smyth will play his final NHL game on Saturday vs. Vancouver.
Smyth has played most of 14 of his 18 year career with Edmonton. The 38-year-old was drafted sixth overall in the 1994 NHL Draft and went on to score 386 goals and 456 assists (842 points) in 1,269 regular season games. Smyth also had 59 points in 93 playoff games, but never won a Stanley Cup. He came close in 2005-06, but the Oilers were downed by the Hurricanes in the finals. He won six gold medals while representing Team Canada. One at the Olympics (2002), two World Championships (2003/2004), one World Cup (2004), and one at the World Juniors (1995) and at the 2012 Spengler Cup. Happy Retirement Captain Canada.
Smyth (groin) is expected to return to the Oilers lineup tomorrow.
Smyth has missed the last six games after scoring three times and adding an assist in his first eight games. He was skating on Edmonton's second line with Sam Gagner and Nail Yakupov. Monitor the veteran's status tomorrow.
Look for Smyth to play on the Belanger line to start tonight's game. The veteran is enjoying a rebound season with 16 goals and 34 points through 49 games. Expect him to play with more life after resting during the break.