Spooner was brought in by the Oilers from the Rangers in exchange for Ryan Strome on Friday. This move involves two players who were struggling with their respective teams and could benefit from a change of scenery. Spooner was limited to a mere two points over 16 outings, despite averaging 12:41 of ice time, including 1:43 on the power play.
Spooner (lower body) will return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Canadiens, MSG Network's John Giannone reports. Spooner will return to a bottom-six role Tuesday, skating with Filip Chytil and Cody McLeod on the Rangers' fourth line, but he should also receive looks on the man advantage as a member of his team's second power-play unit. The veteran forward has tallied one goal and two points in 12 appearances this season.
Spooner (lower body) will not play Sunday against Buffalo, Rick Carpiniello of The Athletic reports. The 5-foot-11 forward has just one goal and two points in 12 games this season, so his absence shouldn't hurt too many fantasy owners. Pavel Buchnevich will replace him for the time being.
Spooner scored his first goal of the season Sunday in a 4-3 road loss to the Kings. The seven-year veteran has gotten off to a slow start with just two points in 10 games. Spooner recently found himself in the press box as a result of his struggles but perhaps a goal will get No. 23 going, who came into Sunday's contest without a point in his last seven games.
Spooner will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's tilt against the Flame, Rick Carpiniello of The Athletic reports. Spooner has posted just one assist while averaging 12:44 of ice time in seven games this season. The 26-year-old scored 16 points in 20 games with the Rangers last season after being acquired from the Bruins, but that success hasn't carried over.
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