The Oilers have signed Nail Yakupov to a two-year, $5 million contract extension.
Yakupov, 21, had a terrible start to the season, posting just 12 points (5G / 7A) in 50 games in the first four months of the season, but finished relatively strong, collecting nine goals and 12 assists (21 points) in the final 31 games. Yakupov was pending restricted free agent this summer, but is now locked up through the 2016-17 season.
Scrivens surrendered four goals on 29 shots in the Oilers loss to the Flames last Saturday. Scrivens has sat out the last two games, but will start the final game of the season tonight in Vancouver. He is 15-26-10 with a 3.11 GAA and .892 SV% on the season and has not beat the Canucks this season…so don’t try to get fancy on the last day.
Fasth has been sidelined by a knee injury since February 16th, but is healthy enough to potentially start the season finale on Saturday. If he does start, he would be the fourth goalie to start a game in the Oilers last four contests.
The Oilers have reassigned Laurent Brossoit to Oklahoma City (AHL).
Brossoit had a sensational NHL debut, stopping 49 of 51 shots in the Oilers 2-1 loss to the Sharks last night. Brossoit will head back to the AHL where he will resume his spot as the Barons starting net minder.
The Oilers have reassigned Richard Bachman to Oklahoma City (AHL).
Bachman made 25 saves on 27 shots in the Oilers win over the Kings last night and has won three in a row with a 1.00 GAA, .965 SV% and one shutout, but the Oilers had to send him down in order to make room for Laurent Brossoit, who has been recalled and will make his NHL debut on Thursday.
The Oilers have recalled Curtis Hamilton from Oklahoma City (AHL).
Hamilton, 23, has scored 12 goals and 17 assists (29 points) in 60 games with Oklahoma City this season. The former second round pick (48th overall in 2010) is expected to make his NHL debut on Thursday.
Brossoit will start his first NHL game on Thursday.
Brossoit, 22, had a tough time in a brief AHL stint last season, but came into 2014-15 much stronger. He went 22-21-4 with a 2.65 GAA and .916 SV% in 49 games with Oklahoma City, which prompted the Oilers to recall him and let him make his NHL debut in a meaningless game against the Sharks.
The Oilers have recalled Laurent Brossoit from Oklahoma City (AHL).
Brossoit, 22, has gone 22-21-4 with a 2.65 GAA and .916 SV% in 49 games with the Oklahoma City Barons this season. The 2011 sixth-round pick ( 164th overall) has enjoyed some success in his first full AHL season and will make his NHL debut on Thursday.
Bachman allowed one goal on 30 shots in the Oilers win in Colorado on March 30th. He missed the last three games after there was a death in his family, but he will be back in tonight vs. the Kings. Bachman has won his last two games while stopping 58 of 59 shots (.983 SV%). Tonight he will take on an L.A team still fighting for a playoff spot—the Kings are 5-2-1 in their last eight games.
Pitlick (undisclosed) has been activated from injured reserve.
Pitlick has been sidelined by an undisclosed injury since December 31st, but he is expected to be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Kings. Pitlick will skate on the third line with Anton Lander and Matt Fraser. Pitlick has one goal in 14 games with the Oilers this season.
Bachman allowed one goal on 30 shots in the Oilers win in Colorado on March 30th. He missed the last three games after there was a death in his family, but he will likely be back in tonight vs. the Kings. Bachman has won his last two games while stopping 58 of 59 shots (.983 SV%). Tonight he will take on an L.A team still fighting for a playoff spot—the Kings are 5-2-1 in their last eight games.