Darnell Nurse

#25 D / Edmonton Oilers / EXP: 1YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 205 lb Age: 21 College: None

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Still hasn't made his mark in the NHL

    The Oilers are still waiting for Nurse to make his mark in the NHL. The Oilers believe they are heading in the right direction as an organization but defense has been their weak link for a number of seasons now. The team was hoping to remedy that problem this season with the acquisition of Griffin Reinhart and the maturity of two of their own in Oscar Klefbom and Nurse. So far this hasn't worked out as Reinhart was just sent down to the AHL and the team is still waiting to see what they have in Nurse and Klefbom.

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    Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Nets first NHL goal in season debut Tuesday

    Nurse beat Devan Dubnyk with a snap shot for his first NHL goal in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Wild. Nurse was recalled from the AHL on Monday and wasted no time letting his presence be known. He gave the Oilers a brief lead in the third period, which they would ultimately blow en route to the loss. Nurse skated 19:20, while adding three hits and two blocks. It was just his season debut, so adding Nurse seems like a hasty move, but it could also pay off in the long run if he sticks with Edmonton.

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    Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Recalled by Edmonton

    Nurse was recalled by Edmonton on Monday, reports Oilers web site. The Oilers have suffered a few injuries to their defensive corps (Griffin Reinhart and Justin Schultz) and could use some reinforcements. Nurse should play Tuesday but his time in Edmonton could be short lived as neither Reinhart or Schultz is expected to be out of the lineup long term.

  • Headed to AHL Bakersfield

    News: Darnell Nurse is headed back down to AHL Bakersfield for the start of the season, Mark Spector of Sportsnet reports.
    Analysis: The seventh pick in the 2013 draft played two games with the Oilers last season before heading back to OHL Sault Ste. Marie, where he scored 33 points in 36 games. He also played in four playoff games for AHL Oklahoma City where he scored four points. Darnell Nurse will get a lot more playing time in the AHL than if he were to play for the Oilers and this move will help his long-term development.
  • Nurse Nets Three Points In AHL Playoff Debut

    News: Darnell Nurse picked up three assists in Oklahoma City's (AHL) 7-4 Game 4 win over Utica on Wednesday.
    Analysis: Darnell Nurse added a plus-three rating and an elbowing minor in the contest for good measure. It was his first game in the AHL this season after being reassigned from Sault Ste. Marie (OHL). The Oilers defense is in shambles and it would be a major surprise if Nurse didn't spend the majority of next season in the NHL.
  • Oilers' Nurse Called Up To AHL

    News: Darnell Nurse has been summoned to play in the second round of the AHL playoffs for Oklahoma City, according to the Edmonton Journal.
    Analysis: Darnell Nurse just finished playing against what will more than likely be his future teammate, Connor McDavid, in the junior hockey playoffs and now will play for the Barons. Nurse should be in training camp for the Oilers this September but should begin next season in Oklahoma City.
  • Oilers Return Nurse To Junior Level

    News: Darnell Nurse was returned to his junior team at OHL Sault Ste. Marie on Friday.
    Analysis: Darnell Nurse served as a healthy scratch for the Oilers for the first two games of the season before cracking the lineup for a pair of contests earlier this week. The 19-year-old likely would have remained with the club had he thrived in his first taste of NHL action, but he failed to make much of an impact, logging no points, five hits and a minus-2 rating over those two games. He'll likely spend the duration of the season at the junior level, though the Oilers could consider bringing him back in the second half.
  • Oilers' Nurse To Make NHL Debut Tuesday

    News: Coach Dallas Eakins confirmed that Darnell Nurse would be in the lineup Tuesday against the Kings, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
    Analysis: The No. 7 overall pick of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Darnell Nurse had been a healthy scratch for the Oilers' first two games this season, but an injury to Jeff Petry will pave the way for him to make his NHL debut. It's unlikely that the Oilers will ask Nurse to be a direct replacement for Petry on the team's top pairing, so look for him to instead work in tandem with Mark Fayne.
  • Oilers' Nurse Day-To-Day

    News: Darnell Nurse (undisclosed) is considered day-to-day, but could play Tuesday against the Kings.
    Analysis: Darnell Nurse is apparently dealing with some sort of injury, but the fact that there's a chance he could play Tuesday indicates it's nothing serious. The 19-year-old is still waiting to make his NHL debut.
  • Oilers' Nurse To Sit Out Opener

    News: Darnell Nurse will likely be a healthy scratch for Thursday's season opener against the Flames.
    Analysis: With Nikita Nikitin (ankle) cleared to return to action Thursday, there won't be room for either Darnell Nurse and fellow blue line prospect Oscar Klefbom to slot into the lineup. Both youngsters would stand to benefit from playing regularly, so if Nurse continues to rot in the press box in the games to come, a demotion back to the minors would seem likely.
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