Edmonton Oilers head coach Kris Knoblauch in a press conference.
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Oilers make big roster change ahead of game 3 tonight

Published May 12, 2024 at 1:31 PM

The Edmonton Oilers made a big roster change ahead of tonight's game three against the Vancouver Canucks.

Oilers' head coach Kris Knoblauch revealed in a press conference that just like in game one, Connor Brown will be inserted in the line up at Adam Henrique's expense.

Per Brendan Batchelor, the play-by-play caller of the Canucks on Sportsnet:

"Adam Henrique is out for the #Oilers. Connor Brown will draw back in, per Knoblauch. "

Henrique missed the first game against the Canucks, and only had 11:38 of TOI in game 2.

It looks like he's still dealing with the lower-body injury that occured in the first round against the Los Angeles Kings.

Henrique joined the Oilers at the trade deadline. General manager Ken Holland agreed on a deal with the Anaheim Ducks to get the forward alongside Sam Carrick, who's also injured at the moment.

Henrique tallied two points (one goal and one assist) in six playoff games with the Oilers. As for Carrick, he took part in only three playoff games and scored only an assist.

As of now, the trade isn't turning out like Holland would've liked, but there's still time for them to have an impact for the Oilers, if they can come back in the line up.

More to come.
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