Scrivens allowed six goals on 29 shots after replacing Viktor Fasth in the Oilers loss to the Coyotes on Wednesday. He has been dreadful in three outings this season; the Oilers lost all three while he posted a 5.21 GAA and .800 SV%. He might turn it around at some point, but he cannot be trusted in your fantasy lineup right now. He lobbied to play tonight by telling coach Eakins "I'm going to win that game." We'll see.
Fasth will have an MRI on his injured groin on Friday.
Fasth was placed on IR on Wednesday after suffering a groin injury in Tuesday's game. The MRI will reveal how serious his groin injury is and go a long way in determining a timetable for his return. A groin injury is tough for goalies to deal with so expect him to miss some time.
Nugent-Hopkins (undisclosed) will play on Friday vs. Vancouver.
Nugent-Hopkins missed the last two games, but will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Canucks. The first line rushes he took were with Nail Yakupov and Teddy Purcell, but then he was reportedly between Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall at the end of practice, so expect him to be in his usual spot on the top-line. He has one assist in two games.
Scrivens first goalie off of the ice at Oilers morning skate.
Scrivens allowed six goals on 29 shots in the Oilers loss to the Coyotes on Wednesday. He has been dreadful in three starts this season, losing all three starts with a 5.21 GAA and .800 SV%. He might turn it around at some point, but he cannot be trusted in your fantasy lineup right now.
Nugent-Hopkins (undisclosed) appears ready to return to the Oilers lineup.
Nugent-Hopkins is on the ice for the Oilers morning skate and is participating in line rushes, which suggests he will return to the lineup tonight after missing the last two games. RNH is skating on the third line with Nail Yakupov and Teddy Purcell. Monitor his status following the morning skate.
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.
Petry will be back on the Oilers blueline on Wednesday.
Petry was a healthy scratch in the Oilers loss to the Kings last night, but he will be back in the lineup vs. Arizona tonight. Brad Hunt will come out of the lineup to make room for Petry. Getting scratched last night was a surprise, so this move is not shocking at all.
Nugent-Hopkins (undisclosed) is skating this afternoon; but will not play tonight.
Nugent-Hopkins skated on Tuesday but missed yesterday's game against the Kings and will not play tonight vs. the Coyotes. However, it is a positive sign that he has skated two days in a row, so consider him day-to-day.
Eberle (undisclosed) is a game-time decision tonight.
Eberle did not skate for the last two days and missed Tuesday's game against the Kings, but skating prior to tonight's game at least leaves hope that he might play. Monitor his status during pre-game warmups.
The Oilers have sent Bogdan Yakimov back to Oklahoma City (AHL).
Yakimov was a minus-1 with one shot and two hits in 11:19 in his NHL debut last night. Apparently he did not make a good enough impression to stick in the lineup tonight vs. the Coyotes. Steve Pinnizzotto was recalled to replace Yakimov.
The Oilers have recalled Richard Bachman from Oklahoma City (AHL).
Bachman, 27, made 27 saves on 30 shots in an overtime loss in his season debut with OKC (AHL), but will now be Ben Scrivens backup for the foreseeable future after Viktor Fasth suffered a groin injury on Tuesaday.
The Oilers have placed Fasth (groin) on injured reserve.
Fasth injured his groin in the first period of last night's loss to the Kings. Fasth was limited last season due to injury and it has started already again this season. With Fasth on IR the Oilers have recalled Richard Bachman.
Scrivens was always scheduled to get tonight's game, but with VIktor Fasth getting injured last night is was inevitable. After replacing Fasth last night, Scrivens stopped 12 of 15 shots as the Oilers were smashed 6-1 by the Kings. Tonight he will face the 1-1-0 Coyotes, but with how depleted the Oilers roster is right now, Scrivens is a risky start--especially on the back-to-back.