Nail Yakupov’s injury has opened up a spot in Edmonton, and the Oilers recalled Jujhar Khaira from the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors. If he plays Friday, Khaira, 21, would become the third Punjabi player in NHL history.
One day after CSKA reportedly offered Alexander Radulov a long-term deal, news has come that the 29-year-old has rejected the deal and “is determined to become a free agent.” Radulov, who last played in the NHL in 2011-12 with Nashville, was the KHL MVP in 2014-15 with 24 goals and 71 points in 46 games.
Zach Parise has missed the past three weeks with a sprained MCL, but the Minnesota Wild left winger could be back in the lineup Friday against the Winnipeg Jets. Parise, 31, had seven goals and nine points in 12 games before being sidelined Nov. 5.
Finally, some good news for Oilers fans: Connor McDavid is “ahead of schedule,” according to GM Peter Chiarelli. McDavid broke his collarbone Nov. 3 against the Philadelphia Flyers, and though he could be back from the injury sooner than the Oilers had expected, Chiarelli says the team won’t rush McDavid’s recovery.
Omsk’s Alexander Perezhogin may have gotten away with one in the KHL. In the first period of a game against Sibir, Perezhogin levelled Viktor Bobrov, leaving him down and clutching his head. Perezhogin’s hit was from the blind side and he left his feet to deliver it, but there was no call on the play.
Rookie pro Jean Dupuy dazzled in AHL Rochester's overtime win against Syracuse the other night, carrying the puck the entire length of the ice before juking a defenseman and burying a beauty behind Crunch goalie Adam Wilcox.
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