Russell (lower body) will be available for Monday's Game 4 tilt with the Jets. Russell hasn't suited up since April 29, missing the last 11 games with a lower-body injury. The 34-year-old tallied nine assists in 34 games during the regular season. He'll skate in a top-four role Monday.
Russell (lower body) will remain out of the lineup for Sunday's Game 3 against the Jets, Jason Gregor of TSN 1260 reports. Russell's been sidelined by this injury since April 29. The prolific shot blocker could be running out of opportunities to return this season, as the Oilers trail 2-0 in their first-round series against the Jets and could be eliminated as soon as Monday if they drop both legs of their back-to-back set in Winnipeg.
Russell (lower body) skated on his own Saturday, but he won't be ready to play when Edmonton's first-round series versus the Jets gets underway Wednesday, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports. Russell's clearly making progress in his recovery, but at this point he should still be considered out indefinitely. The veteran blueliner picked up nine helpers and 75 blocked shots through 35 regular-season contests this year.
Russell (lower body) will miss the remainder of the regular season, and coach Dave Tippett said the defenseman's availability for the playoffs will be determined by when the postseason starts, Jason Gregor of TSn 1260 reports. It sounds like Russell's injury is expected to linger for another week or so, as Edmonton's regular-season finale is scheduled for Saturday. The stay-at-home defenseman will finish the regular season with nine assists in 35 games, matching his production over 55 games in 2019-20.
Russell (lower body) is unavailable for Tuesday's game versus the Canucks, Bob Stauffer of the Oilers Radio Network reports. Russell has played in only one of the Oilers' last six games. He is a key part of the penalty kill when he's in the lineup, but head coach Dave Tippett won't need to rush the veteran defenseman back with the Oilers having already clinched a playoff spot.
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