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Oilers More Concerned About Evander Kane Than Darnell Nurse

Oilers More Concerned About Evander Kane Than Darnell Nurse

The Edmonton Oilers are handling some injuries heading into Game 3 versus the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Interestingly, the gamer most believed remained in the roughest shape doesn’t have the Oilers awfully worried, a minimum of not when compared to a forward who has actually been hammering out something all playoffs long. Darnell Nurse looks great to go, however Evander Kane may not be.

According to head coach coach Kris Knoblauch, tonight’s lineup for the Oilers is still not completed. “You’re going to have to wait and find out,” he informed media members on Thursday early morning. Elliotte Friedman reports, “Think there is more concern about Kane’s health than Nurse’s.”

Darnell Nurse Evander Kane Edmonton Oilers

Kane has actually been battling a sports hernia however has actually played frequently in every series of the playoffs. He provided an uncomfortable hit later on in the playoffs and ever since has actually had difficulty resting on the bench and played a postseason low of around 10 minutes in Game 2 versus the Panthers. Kane had a long chat with Knoblauch at Wednesday’s practice before leaving the ice early.

Nurse, on the other hand, didn’t skate on Wednesday. He took a hit in Game 2 and attempted to skate it off a number of times with little luck. He played a number of shifts in the 3rd duration, amounting to simply over 4 minutes in the video game. Still, Knoblauch hasn’t been under the impression the majority of the week that Nurse would miss out on whenever. It is thought that Nurse has actually gotten treatment over the previous number of days that has actually truly assisted and while he may not be 100%, his minutes shouldn’t be too restricted on Thursday night.

The Oilers Could Use Both Players Healthy

This series with the Florida Panthers has actually gotten oily and physical. If Nurse and Kane aren’t efficient in offering their all, that’s a big concern for the Oilers as these 2 bring a physical aspect to Edmonton’s lineup.

The Oilers are down 2-0 in the series and are wishing to return into the Stanley Cup Final with a win on home ice.

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