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Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Bulges twine on power play
Bouchard scored a power-play goal on two shots, blocked two shots and added a pair of hits in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Canucks.
Bouchard's long-range goal at 19:13 of the second period gave the Oilers a 3-1 lead. The 21-year-old blueliner has played a limited role this season with just five points in 13 appearances. He's unlikely to see much playing time once the playoffs roll around, but head coach Dave Tippett will want the young defenseman ready to go in case he's needed due to injuries on the blue line.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Rises to active roster
Bouchard was promoted to the active roster Tuesday.
It's unclear if Bouchard will be in the lineup Tuesday versus the Canucks. If he plays, it'll likely either be in a seven-defensemen lineup or to replace Caleb Jones on the third pairing.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Shifts back to taxi squad
Bouchard was assigned to the taxi squad Thursday.
Bouchard hasn't played an NHL game since March 1. The 21-year-old flashed his upside before this extended stay on the bench, as he has produced four points and 34 shots on net through 12 games this year.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Rises to active roster
Bouchard was promoted to the active roster Wednesday.
Tyson Barrie (lower body) is a game-time decision. Bouchard is the presumptive replacement if Barrie can't go. After a strong start to the year, Bouchard has played just one of the last nine games.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Sent to taxi squad
Bouchard was designated for the taxi squad Wednesday.
Bouchard has played just one NHL game since Feb. 25, as the 21-year-old was bumped out of the rotation when Ethan Bear returned from injured reserve. While on the taxi squad, Bouchard -- who has recorded four points through 12 NHL games this year -- can continue practicing and traveling with the big club.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Notches pair of helpers
Bouchard recorded two assists and a game-high eight shots on goal in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Jets.
Bouchard helped give the Oilers some depth scoring, assisting on both of Alex Chiasson's tallies in the contest. The 21-year-old Bouchard has racked up four points, 22 shots and an even plus-minus rating in six appearances. While Ethan Bear (head) is close to returning, Bouchard's place in the lineup appears secure, especially if William Lagesson (upper body) ends up missing time.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Tallies in win
Bouchard scored a goal on two shots, doled out four hits and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Senators.
Bouchard gave the Oilers a lead at 17:19 as he cashed in on a set-up from Jujhar Khaira. The tally was Bouchard's second of his career -- his only other goal came in the 2018-19 season. The 21-year-old Bouchard has held onto a third-pairing role with Ethan Bear (head) sidelined. Bouchard has two points, 12 shots, five hits and four blocked shots through four contests.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Bags helper in season debut
Bouchard (back) posted an assist and four shots on goal in 16:56 during Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Senators.
Bouchard's season debut was a success, and he saw a regular shift. His helper came on Jesse Puljujarvi's second-period tally. William Lagesson and Slater Koekkoek split duties on the third pairing with Bouchard. It remains to be seen if the 21-year-old Bouchard will earn an everyday role going forward. The 10th overall pick from 2018 would probably benefit from another season with AHL Bakersfield, but cross-border quarantining would reduce that benefit drastically, so it's possible Bouchard only drops down to the taxi squad if he ends up as a rotational player.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Jumps to active roster
Bouchard (back) was promoted from the taxi squad Tuesday.
Bouchard is expected to make his season debut in Tuesday's game against the Senators. The 2018 first-round pick (10th overall) hasn't played an NHL game since his rookie season, but he's been solid in the AHL and the Swedish Hockey League since then. This may be an opportunity to earn more playing time moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Out Sunday
Bouchard (back) will not suit up for Sunday's contest against the Senators, Bob Stauffer of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Bouchard has yet to suit up for a game this season while dealing with a back injury. It's unclear when he'll be able to return or if he'll even crack the lineup when he's healthy again.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: In line to miss another game
Bouchard (back) will miss Thursday's game versus the Maple Leafs, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.
Bouchard has yet to play in a game this season, and it's unsettled if he'll draw into the lineup once he's back to full health. The 21-year-old hasn't played an NHL game since his 2018-19 rookie season.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Unavailable for Tuesday's game
Bouchard (back) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Jets, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.
Bouchard has yet to play a game this season, and it's possible that this injury factored into his absences. The 21-year-old likely will spend a lot of time with AHL Bakersfield this year anyway.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Hits taxi squad
The Oilers shifted Bouchard to the taxi squad Thursday.
Bouchard earned a shot on the 23-man roster out of training camp, but he didn't suit up in Wednesday's Opening Night game against the Canucks. The 2018 first-round pick will continue to develop this season, as he'll likely push Adam Larsson for a spot on the third defensive pairing.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Back from loan
Bouchard is on the Oilers' training camp roster, indicating his loan with Sodertalje SK in Sweden is complete, Dustin Nielson of TSN 1260 reports.
Bouchard spent all of last season with AHL Bakersfield, collecting 36 points in 54 games in his first full pro season. The 21-year-old top prospect may still be a year or so away from making the Oilers' roster, but he'll likely challenge Adam Larsson for a spot on the third pairing in training camp.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Loaned overseas
Bouchard will begin the 2020-21 season on loan with Swedish second-tier team Sodertalje SK.
With AHL Bakersfield this year, Bouchard garnered seven goals and 29 helpers in 54 contests but wasn't able to secure a call-up this year. The 20-year-old blueliner did make his NHL debut back in 2018-19, in which he grabbed one goal in seven appearances for Edmonton. The retirement of Mike Green figures to open up a spot on the 23-man roster, which Bouchard could secure during training camp.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Bumps down a rank
The Oilers reassigned Bouchard to AHL Bakersfield on Saturday.
Bouchard has been a healthy scratch in two straight games, so he'll head to Bakersfield and should play in Saturday's AHL game. However, it's likely he's recalled to serve as the seventh defenseman for Sunday's matchup versus the Kings.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Back with big squad
The Oilers recalled Bouchard from AHL Bakersfield on Wednesday.
Bouchard has capitalized on his offensive talent in the minors this season, racking up seven goals and 26 assists (33 points) over 50 games with Bakersfield. Unfortunately, the 20-year-old's minus-9 point differential with the club suggests he's still got some work to do to get up to speed on the defensive end.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Remains in bus league
Bouchard was officially returned to AHL Bakersfield on Friday.
Bouchard was called up yesterday in a "paper" transaction, allowing the Oilers to maximize their salary flexibility when placing Adam Larsson (fibula) on long-term injured reserve. In related moves, Ethan Bear and William Lagesson were called up in advance of Saturday's contest versus the Kings.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Recalled from AHL Bakersfield
Bouchard was called up from AHL Bakersfield on Thursday.
Bouchard's stay in the bus league this year was short. However, this may have been a "paper" transaction to accommodate Adam Larsson's (undisclosed) move to long-term injured reserve, so Bouchard could be back in the minors before long.... See More ... See Less
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