• Petrell Leaves Oilers For Switzerland

    News: Lennart Petrell has left the Oilers in order to play in Switzerland, according to the Edmonton Journal.
    Analysis: Lennart Petrell was nothing more than a fourth-liner for the Oilers and wasn't going to see a promotion in the near future.
  • Oilers' Petrell Out At Least A Week

    News: Lennart Petrell will miss at least a week with a high ankle sprain.
    Analysis: Lennart Petrell only has three goals and six assists in 35 games for the Oilers this year. Teemu Hartikainen, who was called up by the club Monday, could fill Petrell's spot on the wing.
  • Petrell's Tally Can't Carry Oilers

    News: Lennart Petrell scored Edmonton's lone goal in a 4-1 home loss to Calgary on Saturday. The marker came on his 29th birthday.
    Analysis: We'd let you know if this portended anything big. But he's skating on the third line of a team that has traded away its star scorers, and he's 29 years old.
  • Oilers' Petrell Playing Monday

    News: Lennart Petrell will be in the lineup for Monday's game, Dan Tencer of 630 CHED reports.
    Analysis: Lennart Petrell, who was activated from IR on Monday, will take Teemu Hartikainen's (shouler) spot in the lineup. Hartikainen was placed on IR on Monday. In 13 games this season, Petrell has just one point and a minus-6 rating.
  • Oilers' Petrell (Head) Activated From IR

    News: Lennart Petrell (head) has been activated from IR.
    Analysis: Lennart Petrell's IR stint was short, as he was placed there on Saturday. He sat out a total of four games due to the head injury. His status for Monday's game against the Blackhawks is unknown, so check back closer to game time to see if he's active.
  • Oilers' Petrell Headed To IR

    News: Lennart Petrell (concussion) was placed on IR on Saturday.
    Analysis: The Oilers said a few days ago that Lennart Petrell was close to a return. He sat out the last three games but was expected to play Saturday. Apparently his condition has worsened. If he is close to returning, his IR stint likely will be retroactive.
  • Oilers' Petrell Expected To Return Saturday

    News: Lennart Petrell is expected to return to the lineup Saturday, Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun reports.
    Analysis: Unfortunately Lennart Petrell was on the wrong side of a pre-game warm-up incident and was struck in the helmet with a ricocheted puck before a game against the Avalanche. As a precaution he has sat out the last 3 games with headache symptoms but should return on Saturday against the Coyotes.
  • Oilers' Petrell May Have Concussion

    News: Lennart Petrell is still experiencing concussion-like symptoms.
    Analysis: Lennart Petrell isn't skating and although the symptoms are similar to a concussion, the Oilers refuse to call the injury such. The Oilers did say, however, that they will not put him on IR because they believe he is close to a return.
  • Oilers' Petrell Not Expected To Play Tuesday

    News: Lennart Petrell (head) is not expected to play Tuesday for the Oilers, according to the Edmonton Journal.
    Analysis: Lennart Petrell had some bad luck when he was hit in the side of the head during pre-game practice Saturday by a puck that ricocheted off the post. No word yet on whether or not this injury is considered to be a concussion.
  • Oilers' Petrell Hurt In Pre-Game Warmups

    News: Lennart Petrell was a late scratch from the game Saturday after getting hit with a puck in pre-game warmups, according to the Oilers web site.
    Analysis: No word yet on where exactly Lennart Petrell was hit or how long he will be out for. Playing center for the Oilers is becoming a dangerous occupation.