Pouliot has just three goals and one assist in 18 game this season and is currently on a 11-game pointless streak. Pouliot will be replace by Drake Caggiula, who will be making his NHL debut after missing the first 18 games with a hip injury.
Pouliot was not on the ice for the Oilers’ morning skate and will be held out of the lineup on Wednesday with the Bruins in town. With Pouliot out, Ilro Pakarainen will get a look on the second line with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Teddy Purcell. Pouliot is listed as day-to-day.
Pouliot (illness) will be a game-time decision on Sunday.
Pouliot missed Sunday’s game against the Hurricanes with an illness and will be a game-time decision tonight vs. the Red Wings. At least tonight the Oilers will get Anton Lander back, so they will not have to go with seven defenseman.
The Oilers have placed Benoit Pouliot (foot) on injured reserve.
Pouliot’s movement to IR means that he will be not in the lineup on Tuesday. He is eligible to be activated from IR whenever he is healthy. His designation to IR created an opening to recall Ryan Hamilton from Oklahoma City (AHL).