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    Oilers C Matt Hendricks registers 14:34 of ice time in loss

    Oilers center Matt Hendricks logged 14:34 of ice time and two PIM in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Blues.Hendricks had been dealing with an undisclosed injury that caused him to miss practice Saturday, but it appears as though the ailment is no longer an issue, as the 34-year-old winger was his usual self Thursday against St. Louis. He'll continue to suit up as a bottom-six forward for the Oilers going forward.

  • Absent from practice Saturday

    News: Matt Hendricks (undisclosed) did not take part in practice Saturday, Bob Stauffer of 630 CHED reports.
    Analysis: It isn't clear what kind of injury Matt Hendricks is dealing with, but for now the 34-year-old winger can be considered day-to-day. Hendricks registered 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) in 71 games with the Oilers last season, and will likely assume a bottom-six role with Edmonton in 2015-16.
  • Oilers' Hendricks Likely To Return Saturday

    News: Matt Hendricks (undisclosed) is likely to return to the lineup Saturday against the Canucks.
    Analysis: Matt Hendricks was on the ice for morning skate Saturday and took part in line rushes, suggesting he's ready to play after a one-game absence. Curtis Hamilton is likely to bow out of the lineup to accommodate Hendricks' return.
  • Oilers' Hendricks Out Thursday

    News: Matt Hendricks (undisclosed) will not play in Thursday's game against the Sharks.
    Analysis: After suffering an injury in Tuesday's win over the Kings, Matt Hendricks was absent from Wednesday's practice and evidently wasn't feeling well enough to play a day later. Curtis Hamilton was recalled from AHL Oklahoma City and will replace Hendricks on the Oilers' fourth line against the Sharks. Hendricks' last chance to play this season will come Saturday in Vancouver.
  • Oilers' Hendricks Banged Up

    News: Coach Todd Nelson described Matt Hendricks as "banged up" and questionable to play Thursday against the Sharks, Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun reports.
    Analysis: Matt Hendricks logged 11:34 of ice time in the surprise victory over the Kings, but wasn't able to escape the game with his health intact. The Oilers recalled forward Curtis Hamilton from AHL Oklahoma City on Wednesday, and he'll suit up Thursday if Hendricks can't go.
  • Oilers' Hendricks Back In Thursday

    News: Matt Hendricks (back) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Kings.
    Analysis: Matt Hendricks missed the Oilers' previous three games with the injury, but demonstrated he was healthy at Wednesday's morning skate by taking part in most of the drills with the rest of the team. He's expected to center the club's fourth line Thursday.
  • Oilers' Hendricks Out Third Straight

    News: Matt Hendricks (back) will not play Wednesday against the Ducks, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
    Analysis: Matt Hendricks is traveling with the Oilers on their road trip and was able to skate with the team Wednesday morning, but he'll still need a little more practice time before re-entering the lineup. He'll head to the press box for a third consecutive game and could be a candidate to play Thursday against the Kings.
  • Oilers' Hendricks Will Join Team On Road Trip

    News: Matt Hendricks (back) will travel with the Oilers for their upcoming road trip, Reid Wilkins of 630 CHED radio reports.
    Analysis: It isn't clear if Matt Hendricks will be able to suit up for the first game of the Oilers' road trip on Monday against Colorado, but the fact that he is travelling with the team is certainly encouraging news. The Oilers should provide an update on his status prior to Monday's contest against the Avalanche.
  • Oilers' Hendricks Out Friday

    News: Matt Hendricks (back) will not play Friday against the Stars.
    Analysis: Matt Hendricks succumbed to the injury in Wednesday's win over the Avalanche, skating just 8:27 before leaving the contest. The winger provides toughness in the Oilers' bottom-six ranks with 205 hits and 76 PIM on the season, but his limited offense and his poor plus/minus rating doesn't make him an appealing fantasy target.
  • Oilers' Hendricks Exits With Back Injury

    News: Matt Hendricks suffered a back injury in Wednesday's game against the Avalanche and will not return, Chris Wescott of the Oilers' website reports.
    Analysis: The extent of Matt Hendricks' setback is uncertain, but expect the Oilers to provide an update on his status in the near future, and consider him questionable for the team's next context Friday against the Stars.