Chiasson (undisclosed) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game versus the Flames, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports. Chiasson saw his usual fourth-line minutes in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Senators, but he's apparently battling an injury. James Neal will draw into the lineup and also likely assume Chiasson's usual role on the top power-play unit. The Oilers aren't expected to play again until Friday, giving Chiasson some time to recover from the injury.
Chiasson scored a power-play goal on two shots in Wednesday's 7-3 win over the Flames. Chiasson tipped a Ryan Nugent-Hopkins shot past Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom at 3:44 of the third period. The 30-year-old Chiasson has 10 points (five on the power play) in 24 contests this year. The veteran winger is essentially a man-advantage specialist while working on the fourth line at even strength.
Chiasson recorded an assist in Wednesday's 7-1 win over the Senators. Chiasson set up James Neal in the second period for the Oilers' sixth goal. The 30-year-old Chiasson has points in consecutive games. The Quebec native is up to nine points, 25 shots on goal and a minus-1 rating through 20 appearances.
Chiasson scored a power-play goal on six shots in Monday's 3-2 win over the Senators. Chiasson is somewhat of a power-play specialist, as he's averaged only 12:06 of ice time overall but typically sees over three minutes with the man advantage. He has eight points (four on the power play), 25 shots on net and 17 PIM through 19 appearances.
Chiasson has served his one-game suspension and will be eligible to return Saturday against the Flames. Chiasson will likely draw into a middle-six role for Saturday's contest. The 30-year-old winger has notched four goals and seven points through 17 games this campaign.
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