Athanasiou (lower body) skated 13:46 in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Jets. The speedy forward wasn't able to make much of an impact in the contest. Athanasiou swapped places with Josh Archibald during the third period -- the former ended up skating on the third line. The 25-year-old Athanasiou's fantasy value is directly tied to playing alongside the Oilers' superstars. Away from them, he's not likely to generate much on his own.
Athanasiou (lower body) is in line to play Saturday against the Jets. Athanasiou departed Wednesday's loss to Vegas with a lower-body injury, but he won't be forced to miss any additional action. He's gotten off to a hot start in his brief time with the Oilers, picking up two points in two games. Saturday's tilt versus the Jets will mark his home debut with his new club.
Athanasiou (lower body) is not expected to be out for long, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports. Per Gregor, Athanasiou is dealing with a bruise and avoided any major injury. It's still unclear if the Oilers' trade deadline acquisition will be available for Saturday's game against the Jets. Another update clarifying his status should arise prior to that contest.
Athanasiou (lower body) will not return to Wednesday's game against the Golden Knights. It's unclear how Athanasiou got hurt. He dished two hits and put a shot on goal in 11:00 during the contest. Athanasiou joins a long list of injured Oilers, including fellow wingers James Neal (ankle), Joakim Nygard (hand) and Kailer Yamamoto (ankle). The Oilers' next game is Saturday versus the Jets.
Athanasiou netted a goal and dished an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Ducks. Athanasiou played on Connor McDavid's right wing in his first game with the Oilers. It worked out well for the former Red Wing, who picked up his third multi-point effort in his last eight outings. Athanasiou now has 26 points and 117 shots in 47 appearances this year. It's unclear if the 25-year-old will remain with McDavid once Zack Kassian returns from his suspension Saturday against the Jets.
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