Zach Hyman Day by Day as Edmonton Oilers Gear Up for Leafs – Edmonton | The Canadian News

The Edmonton Oilers may not have forward Zach Hyman in the lineup Tuesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs, but the good news is that Hyman shouldn’t miss a lot of action.

“Hyman is the day to day, better answer than we thought going out the other night. He hasn’t been ruled out for tomorrow night yet, but he didn’t skate today, ”head coach Dave Tippett said Monday. “We will see where it is in the morning.

“He arrived yesterday morning and he felt much better than I expected. Today was one more step. He didn’t want them to tell it yet. We will certainly be careful with him. “

Hyman was crushed against the boards by Brady Skjei with just over three minutes remaining in Saturday’s loss to Carolina. He didn’t play another turn and seemed to be favoring his right shoulder.

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The Oilers are close to recovering other injured players. Defender Duncan Keith could play the Leafs. Goalie Mike Smith won’t get well, but he’s about to come back. He’s been out since October 19. Defender Slater Koekkoek participated in his first practice since he was injured on November 18.

Having lost five in a row, the Oilers focused on the quick movement of the puck during practice Monday.

“You’re just trying to get up and go here. In some of these games, we have been having a lot of problems with the execution, ”explained Tippett. “We’re trying to get people up and down the ice, to feel the puck, to try to regain some confidence in our game.”

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“In my opinion, the speed of the game is always how fast you move the puck,” added Leon Draisaitl. “All teams have very fast skaters, but if you can’t move the puck very fast on the ice, your speed doesn’t do much.”

With Hyman unavailable, Zack Kassian practiced online with Draisaitl and Connor McDavid. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins focused on Warren Foegele and Jesse Puljujarvi. Kailer Yamamoto was transferred to the third line with Devin Shore and Ryan McLeod.

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The Oilers and Leafs will be on Tuesday 630 CHED with the head-to-head show at 5:30 p.m. The game starts at 7pm. M.

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