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Justin Schultz scratched for first time in NHL career

Edmonton Oilers’ defenceman Justin Schultz has had a long leash with Dallas Eakins, even through struggles on the blueline when he doesn’t have the puck, but the head coach yanked on it Thursday, scratching him for the first time in his 144-game NHL career. 1,014 more words

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Edmonton Oilers to make Justin Schultz a healthy scratch against Nashville

Dallas Eakins opted for a bold move on Thursday, electing to remove Justin Schultz from the Oilers’ lineup. Schultz, who is one of the few offensive weapons on the Edmonton blue line, has led the team with an average of 22:01 per game in ice time. 566 more words

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Report: Justin Schultz to be healthy scratch versus Preds

A “mind-numbing” change that led to a goal Tuesday in Dallas has reportedly landed Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz in the press box for tonight’s game in Nashville. 269 more words

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It's time for Justin Schultz to be in the pressbox, DeBrusk says

It’s a new and more pointed DeBrusk on Sportsnet broadcasts…

Louie DeBrusk rarely made any pointed criticisms of Edmonton Oilers players when he did colour commentary of games. 722 more words

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Recall of Oscar Klefbom from OKC raises questions

Bringing back defenceman Oscar Klefbom from OKC raises some questions, also some eyebrows. Why do they need eight blueliners once again? Is somebody getting traded? Is somebody hurt? 388 more words

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If the Edmonton Oilers’ players aren’t executing, that’s on the coaching staff

Coming off another ugly loss in a season full of ugly losses, it was a good bet that Dallas Eakins was going to shift his lines even if Benoit Pouliot hadn’t broken his foot. 902 more words

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