Edmonton put Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in Injured Reserve, recall Tyler Ennis and James Neal

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This just in from the Edmonton Oilers, news that forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is going on Injured Reserve, and that the team is recalling Tyler Ennis and James Neal, possibly to play in tonight’s game against Calgary. Kyle Turris has been loaned to the taxi squad. Coach Dave Tippett said that Devin Shore could also draw in at centre.

My take

1. With RNH out and Turris on the taxi squad, it looks like Oilers head coach Dave Tippett will be breaking up the the McDavid-Draisaitl combo tonight, either that or going with 11 forwards and seven d-man, and Jujhar Khaira as second line centre.

2. Tippett said that RNH should be ready to play on Friday in a newly-scheduled game against the Vancouver Canucks, who will be coming off a lengthy quarantine, along with almost every player on the team dealing with COVID.

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