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EDMONTON, AB – The Edmonton Oilers practiced on Tuesday at Rogers Place in preparation for Thursday’s assembly with the Florida Panthers.

Goaltenders Mikko Koskinen and Ilya Konovalov confronted photographs at follow, with Koskinen taking his place within the starter’s web. Forwards Kyle Turris and Dylan Holloway didn’t take part within the skate (COVID-19), whereas Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (decrease physique) was additionally absent. Netminder Mike Smith remains to be recovering from a thumb damage and ahead Brendan Perlini left the ice early with what seemed to be a lower-body problem.

“He was hobbling however I believe he was fantastic in there (the Oilers dressing room). I have not seen him but although,” Head Coach Dave Tippett mentioned post-practice of Perlini.

Video: PRACTICE | Tuesday Work 01.18.22

Earlier than Holloway was positioned in COVID-19 Protocol, the 2020 14th-overall choice was scheduled to have his damage re-evaluated to find out whether or not he might go well with up for the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League. “He did that. I believe he is near getting cleared,” Tippett mentioned.

Holloway and Turris have been positioned in COVID-19 Protocol on Jan. 10 and 12, respectively, however Tippett confirmed that neither have been absolutely cleared to renew crew actions. “Each their numbers, their COVID numbers, will not be the place they should be to be with the group but,” the coach mentioned.

Video: RAW | Dave Tippett 01.18.22

Defenceman William Lagesson was additionally positioned on waivers after follow, paving the way in which for Kris Russell to make a attainable return to the lineup for Thursday’s encounter with the Panthers. Tippett mentioned the weather of Russell’s sport which can be helpful to the membership.

“Being the No. 1 shot-blocker within the historical past of the League, he is keen to dam a whole lot of photographs,” he mentioned. “And he is a extremely good penalty killer for us, so there are some issues like that. He is labored onerous to get again up into sport form and I believe he is there. As of proper now, it seems to be like he’d be prepared for us Thursday evening if we want him.”

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