Ales Hemsky “took a more active role” at practice but wasn’t skating on any of the lines yesterday. The lines and pairings remain the same, as Cam Barker also remains outside the starting roster. For the Oilers, this might be an ideal time to get 83 back in the lineup, as there are some legit bumps and bruises and the team is coming off their first loss in some time on Saturday night.
Joanne Ireland has the story here. If Hemsky can’t play, and Ryan Jones is also unable to answer the bell, the Oilers might callup a forward from OKC. Linus Omark is having an impact with the Barons, but the club might also choose to look at someone like Teemu Hartikainen, Gilbert Brule or Ryan Keller.