Big man Jean-Francois Jacques’ back injury looks to be worse than originally expected. We could read between the lines a little (no update) but Matty in the EJ said today that the back spasms were worse than thought at the outset and that there’s no word on how long he’ll be out.
Stone’s gone, Horcoff is recovering and may play Sunday, Hemsky’s problem (according to Matty) may be something aside from the shoulder and he speculates back (too).
Reddox has a clear head but is bruised all over from that hit he took in Buffalo the other night. The Oilers up front were a dog’s breakfast at the starting gate; now it’s more like a cf.