The NHL has been plagued with injuries this season and there are many players on injured reserve that need to be available.
Players like Alex Ovechkin and Ryan Getzlaf are expected to be the two most coveted players on the market.
The other two, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid, are expected at the same time.
Nugent-hopkins was injured on Oct. 17 in Dallas and hasn’t played since.
He missed four games, the Oilers announced in a press release on Monday.
McDavid, who missed four weeks with an injury, is expected to miss the entire season and has yet to be cleared to return to play.
The Oilers could use some help on their blue line, which is one of the most important areas in the team’s success.
They have the third-worst goal differential in the league, allowing 29.3 goals per game, according to War on Ice.
So far this season, the only players to allow more goals than the Oilers are Oilers center Ryan Nugents left knee, left ankle and left hip, according, to War On Ice.
The Oilers’ defense has been one of their worst units, allowing 20 goals in five games.
There is a strong possibility that Ovechyks knee will require surgery, but he said he would be open to playing again in six months if he gets the chance.
“I would be willing to do it,” Ovechuk told reporters on Tuesday.
“I think I could be in the lineup again.
I’m still in good shape and if something happens, I’ll be ready.”
With a lot of young talent on the roster, there is a high likelihood that Ovi will be ready to go.
I feel good about myself.
It’s going to be great.
–Ovi, via @ryan_nugent_hopkins on Instagram.
Ryan Getzlac has been on injured standby for several weeks, but it looks like he is ready to get back to the lineup.
He is expected back in the game on Wednesday night.
Ovechkins knee will not require surgery.
#OviCare is ready for a comeback, he says, after undergoing surgery for his knee.
@ryan_nomar_paul on Instagram, October 17, 2017The Oilers were not able to make the playoffs last season and they did not win the Stanley Cup.
But they made a run to the Stanley Finals in 2016-17, with Connor McDonagh, Ryan Getz and Nugent leading the way.
It was the first time since 2007-08 that the Oilers reached the Stanley Final, and it was also the first year they won the Stanley Trophy.
Last season, McDonaghes playoff goal tally was a career high, and he finished with nine points in 12 games.
Getzlac, meanwhile, finished with three goals and seven assists in 19 games.
The Oilers made the playoffs again in 2017-18, but this time, they lost in the first round to the New York Rangers.
Getzlaf led the Oilers to a playoff spot, but McDonaughes playoff performance was a big reason why.
He had two goals and three assists in 20 games, and his power-play percentage of 20.6% was his highest since he became an NHLer.
This season, Getzlak is the second best power-forward in the world behind only Sidney Crosby.
P.K. Subban is second on the team with 16 goals.
Sidney Crosby is fifth with 13 goals.
Nugens was fourth with 12 goals.
The top three are all on the Oilers.
Here are the Oilers’ key forwards and defensemen: Nick Schultz, Kevin Bieksa, Justin Schultz, Mark Fayne, Mark Giordano, Ryan Garbutt, Josh Leivo, Justin Braun, Travis Moen, Jordan Eberle, Colin Wilson, Travis Boyd, Benoit Pouliot, Adam Larsson, Ryan Strome, Anthony Duclair, Travis Hamonic, Sami Vatanen, Connor Murphy, Matt Hendricks, Zach Bogosian, Christian Folin, Adam Cracknell, Colin Miller, Luke Gazdic, Jannik Hansen, Ryan Miller, Cody Hodgson, Kevin Fiala, Dylan Strome.