Adam Larsson to return as Edmonton Oilers host Sharks
Larsson has missed the last eight games. When the Oilers originally announced the injury, it was hoped he would only miss a game or two.
“I didn’t think it was going to be this long,” Larsson said. “I had a setback and it kind of took a little longer. I’m glad I could skate, so that kind of helped me get back to shape again.”
With Larsson returning, Yohann Auvitu will likely come out of the lineup.
The Oilers will be looking to win back-to-back games for just the third time this season. They sit at 14-17-2, eight points behind San Jose for third in the Pacific Division.
“We’re playing better than we were to start the season,” head coach Todd McLellan said.
“We can be playing better, but at the end of the day, the results have to better.”
The Oilers expected lineup is:
Lucic – McDavid – Puljujarvi
Maroon – Nugent-Hopkins – Caggiula
Khaira – Draisaitl – Strome
Walker – Letestu – Kassia
Nurse – Russell
Klefbom – Benning
Davidson – Larsson
Catch the Oilers and Sharks on 630 CHED with the Face-off Show at 5:30 p.m. The game starts at 7 p.m.
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