Bachman allowed two goals and 21 shots after replacing Ben Scrivens in the Oilers 6-2 loss to the Penguins on March 12th. He only has one start this season, he allowed six goals that night. Overall he is 0-2-0 with a 5.27 GAA and .854 SV% with the Oilers this season. He should be left on free agency tonight.
Ference missed Tuesday’s practice and will be held out of tonight’s game vs. the Avalanche. He will undergo further testing to determine the severity of his injury. Keith Aulie is expected to get back into the lineup with Ference out.
Scrivens surrendered four goals on 24 shots in the Oilers loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Monday. Scrivens has gone 2-1-1 with a 2.91 GAA and .885 SV% in his last four starts. Tonight he will face an Avalanche team who are 6-2-1 while averaging 2.78 goals per game in the month of March.
Scrivens allowed four goals on 31 shots in the Oilers win over the Flyers on Saturday. He has started the last six straight games, winning two of them with a 3.44 GAA and .872 SV%. Scrievns will make his 30th start at Rexall Place this season—he has gone 12-14-3 with a 2.86 GAA and .899 SV% at home this season.
Ryan Hamilton has cleared waivers and has been assigned to Oklahoma City (AHL)
Hamilton was a healthy scratch on Saturday and was returned to the AHL this afternoon. He had one goal and one assist in 16 games with the Oilers after posting 29 points (15G /14A) in 32 games with Oklahoma City.
Scrivens gave up three goals on 20 shots in the Oilers loss to Columbus on Wednesday. He has gone 1-2-3 with a 3.20 GAA and .886 SV% in seven starts in March. Tonight he takes on a Flyers team who have lost seven of their last eight games.
Nikitin (shoulder) will be back in the Oilers lineup on Wednesday.
Nikitin has been out since January 29th with a shoulder injury, but he will get back in tonight vs. the Blue Jackets. Nikitin will replace Keith Aulie and be paired with Andrew Ference. He has eight points (3G / 5A) in 34 games this season.
Scrivens will start Wednesday vs. the Blue Jackets.
Scrivens allowed one goal on 29 shots in the Oilers 4-1 win over the Maple Leafs on Monday. It was his first win since February 24th, but it must have felt nice to get the W over his former team. Tonight he starts at home vs. the Blue Jackets—Scrivens is 11-14-2 with a 2.83 GAA and .902 SV% in 27 starts at Rexall Place this season.
Fraser suffered a concussion on Monday vs. Toronto.
Fraser was forced from Monday’s game after being elbowed in the head by Leafs forward Nazem Kadri. The hit didn’t appear to be on purpose, but it concussed Fraser and will likely get Kadri suspended. Don’t expect Fraser to be in the lineup on Wednesday.
Hall (ankle) returned to practice on Monday; no timetable for his return.
Hall skated in a full team session for the first time since early February. Hall was unable to provide a timeline for his return, but he said he is feeling better. He is going to continue to skate and see how his ankle responds before his return is imminent.
Scrivens allowed four goals on 31 shots in the Oilers shootout loss in Columbus on Friday. Scrivens has gone 0-2-2 with a 3.79 GAA and .875 SV% in five games in March. Tonight will be his first career start against Toronto, who he played form in 2011-12 and 2012-13.