Another shot for Ryan McLeod as Edmonton Oilers host Jets
McDavid and Nugent-Hopkins will play with Ty Rattie, who scored twice with other linemates Tuesday in Vancouver. The trio looked together the final 12 games of last season.
“He wants to prove himself,” Nugent-Hopkins said of Rattie. “He’s prepared. He’s focused this year as well.”
2018 second-round draft pick Ryan McLeod will suit up once again. After playing with fellow youngsters Kailer Yamamoto and Tyler Benson in the first two games, he’ll on a line with Jujhar Khaira and Jesse Puljujarvi.
“He’s going to get some veteran-type players with him,” head coach Todd McLellan said. “He’s shown very well. Tremendous instincts offensively and through the neutral zone. Like all young players, he’ll have to polish some things up in the neutral zone.”
The Oilers expected lineup is:
Nugent-Hopkins – McDavid – Rattie
Lucic – Draisaitl – Rieder
Khaira – McLeod – Puljujarvi
Chiasson – Marody – Aberg
Klefbom – Larsson
Nurse – Bouchard
Garrison – Bear
Catch the Oilers and Jets on 630 CHED with the Face-off Show at 5:30 p.m. The game will start at 7 p.m.
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