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April 7, 2019 01:20 AM
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Double digits in goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurse potted his 10th goal of the season and added three hits, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Flames.

The 24-year-old defenseman ended the year with 41 points in 82 games, as well as 162 hits, 146 blocked shots and 196 shots on goal. Nurse is a first-round pick from 2013, and this season showed his potential as a major impact defender in fantasy for years to come, as he provided value across most categories.

March 27, 2019 10:08 AM
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Lends helping hand in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurse produced two assists in Tuesday's 8-4 win over the Kings.

The score was 5-1 in favor of the Oilers through the first period, with plenty of defensemen like Nurse invited to the party. Edmonton's seventh overall pick from the 2013 draft has a three-game point streak going -- four assists represent his total over the heater.

March 12, 2019 01:32 AM
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Helps out in overtime
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurse earned an assist and fired six shots on goal in Monday's 3-2 overtime win against the Rangers.

Nurse saved the helper for last, providing the secondary assist on Leon Draisaitl's game-winning goal 35 seconds into the extra frame. Nurse has produced in a variety of categories this season, with a career-high 35 points, 171 shots, 135 hits and 121 blocked shots. The only knock on his stat line is a minus-8 rating.

March 4, 2019 10:00 PM
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Gathers two points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurse scored the tying goal and added a shorthanded assist in Monday's 4-3 win over the Sabres.

Nurse's eighth goal of the season was part of a three-goal outburst for the Oilers in the last four minutes of the second period. The blueliner is up to 34 points in 66 games, and has earned five points over his last four outings. He added two hits and three shots in Monday's contest to round out the performance. With 100-plus hits, blocked shots and shots this year, Nurse can provide fantasy value in a number of ways across many different formats.

February 27, 2019 11:04 PM
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Sparks offense in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurse notched two assists, one on the power play, in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.

While the 24-year-old is putting together a career-best season with seven goals and 31 points through 63 games, Nurse is still far from a consistent fantasy contributor -- he had only one point (an assist) in his prior eight games. His spot on the Oilers' top power-play unit does give him a somewhat secure floor, but he's still more useful in deeper season-long formats.

February 8, 2019 11:00 AM
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Records goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurse scored a goal on three shots in a 4-1 victory against the Wild on Thursday.

The goal gives Nurse a modest three-game point streak, but overall, the 24-year-old has really racked up the points the last two months. Since Dec. 5, Nurse has five goals and 22 points in 27 games. Despite a slow start, the strong two months have helped Nurse already set career highs with seven goals and 28 points in 54 games this season.

February 4, 2019 02:36 AM
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Dishes out two helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurse registered a pair of assists -- including one with the man advantage -- in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Canadiens on Sunday.

Nurse has now matched last season's total of 26 points in 30 fewer games. Seven of those points have come during the power play after he scored just one during the first 197 games of his career. The 6-foot-4 blueliner is carving out a bigger role offensively and is averaging over 24 minutes of ice time.

January 11, 2019 10:16 AM
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Records two points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurse posted a goal, an assist and a plus-3 rating in a 4-3 shootout victory against the Panthers on Thursday.

Rating is still an issue for Nurse, as he sits at minus-8 this season, but he has six goals and 22 points in 43 games. The six goals match what he produced last season, and he's only four points shy of his career-high 26. Nurse will also be riding a three-game point streak heading into the Oilers' next contest.

December 15, 2018 12:40 AM
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Continues to thrive in cushy role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurse collected two assists in Friday's 4-1 home win over the Flyers.

With Oscar Klefbom (fingers) sidelined, Nurse is sharing the ice with generational pivot Connor McDavid, which has suddenly rendered him very appealing in DFS settings. Nurse is up to three goals and five assists over eight December contests.

December 14, 2018 12:56 AM
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Massive role with Klefbom out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurse scored a goal while skating a game-high 31:04 in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to Winnipeg.

Nurse has topped the 30-minute mark in both games since Oscar Klefbom injured his hand, and he's picked up the offense of late with three goals and three assists in the past five games. Prior to this productive stretch, Nurse had just two goals and four helpers in 27 games.

December 5, 2018 11:52 PM
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Ends scoring drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurse picked up an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Blues.

The 23-year-old hadn't found his way onto the scoresheet in nine games, and had only one goal in his last 17, prior to setting up Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in the second period Wednesday. Nurse hasn't been able to build on last season's career-high 26 points, and at this point it doesn't seem like he'll ever develop into the offensive threat he was projected to be when he was drafted seventh overall in 2013.

October 29, 2018 12:28 AM
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Records assist in road win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurse tallied an assist Sunday in a 2-1 overtime win versus the Blackhawks.

Nurse has registered two assists in as many games, showing signs of improvement in his offensive game along the way. The 23-year-old blueliner played 20:52 on Sunday, a game after logging a season-low 17:23 of ice time. He remains a risky fantasy option but could someday develop into a consensus nightly play.

October 16, 2018 11:20 PM
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Hero in overtime win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurse scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win versus the Jets.

It was Nurse's first goal of the year as he fired a season-high five shots on net. The 23-year-old also paced the team with 27:44 of ice time, including substantial use on the penalty kill. Nurse now has three points through four games with the team's home opener against the Bruins on Thursday.

September 17, 2018 02:29 PM
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Ends holdout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurse agreed to terms on a two-year, $6.4 million contract with Edmonton on Monday, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports.

As expected, Nurse's deal nearly matches ($100,000 higher) the terms of those given to Winnipeg's Josh Morrissey. The 23-year-old Nurse notched a solid six goals and 20 assists in his first full season in the NHL last year while playing a full 82-game schedule. The blueliner averaged 22:15 of ice time and should see similar minutes in 2018-19 now that he is back under contract.

September 17, 2018 05:01 PM
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Benchmark set?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurse, still unsigned for the upcoming season, should get a contract similar to Josh Morrisey's in Winnipeg, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.

Nurse, 23, played all 82 games last year and scored six goals, adding 20 assists. Comparatively, Morrissey, also 23 years old, tallied seven goals and an identical 26 points in 81 contests. Both players also skated to a plus-15. Morrissey inked a two-year deal with the Jets recently, one that carries an annual cap hit of $3.15 million. Given the similarities in point production and style of play, Nurse shouldn't be holding out for more money than that.

September 13, 2018 11:48 AM
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Remains unsigned
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurse and the Oilers currently have no contract talks scheduled ahead of the start of training camp Friday, Mark Spector of reports.

With the two sides reportedly separated by a minimum of $200,000 annually, it seems unlikely Nurse will be in attendance for the early portion of camp -- although it seems unlikely the contract dispute would carry into the regular season, which kicks off for Edmonton on Oct. 6 against New Jersey.

August 27, 2018 11:45 AM
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Optimistic about joining training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurse expects to be with the Oilers for training camp, Chris Johnston of reports.

Nurse is on track to man the Oilers' top defensive pairing after notching career highs in goals (six), assists (20) and shots (194) last season. The restricted free agent remains unsigned, however, but he seems confident that contract talks will pick up before camp starts. The 23-year-old is seeking a deal that reflects his usage, as he didn't miss a game in 2017-18 and averaged 22:15 per outing.

April 10, 2018 01:05 AM
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Ends point drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurse tallied an assist in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Canucks.

Nurse notched his 20th assist of the season, simultaneously snapping his seven-game point drought. The 23-year-old blueliner was an integral part of the Oilers' defense this year, setting career highs in ice time (22:15), points (26), hits (161) and blocked shots (153) in 2017-18. After finally finishing with a positive plus-minus (15), Nurse showcased what he can potentially bring to Oil Country in 2018-19.

March 23, 2018 03:52 AM
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Tallies three assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurse notched three assists and four shots on net in a 6-2 win over the Senators on Thursday.

Nurse now has five assists in his last four games, but that output represents a major uptick in performance. In the last 27 contests prior to this game, he had only four assists without a goal. The 23-year-old has six goals this season, but clearly it has been a while since he's lit the lamp.

March 17, 2018 11:08 PM
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Scores 20th point
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurse collected an assist in Saturday's 4-2 victory over the Panthers.

Nurse notched his 20th point (six goals, 14 assists) of the season by setting up fellow blueliner Adam Larsson's goal early in the third period -- breaking a personal streak of nine games without a point. Larsson and Nurse also shared a team-high 31 shifts in the contest. The 23-year-old defenseman remains relevant in daily leagues with his heavy usage and in those that accommodate his physical play.

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Edmonton Oilers

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