Khaira won't be qualified by the Oilers, which means he'll become an unrestricted free agent Monday, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.
The Oilers may still re-sign Khaira, but they weren't willing to dish out the $1.3 million the 26-year-old forward would have received with a qualifying offer. Khaira picked up 11 points while dishing out 151 hits through 40 games in 2020-21.
Khaira scored a goal on three shots, doled out seven hits and added two PIM in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Jets in Game 3.
Khaira tipped in a shot from Adam Larsson at 4:43 of the third period. The 26-year-old Khaira snapped his 12-game point drought that dated back to April 10. The Canadian forward had 11 points, 151 hits and 42 PIM in 40 regular-season contests this year. He's expected to fill a bottom-six role in the playoffs.
Khaira (upper body) notched an assist and five hits in Monday's 5-3 win over the Canucks.
Khaira saw 13:40 of ice time in his return from a five-game injury absence. His assist came on Connor McDavid's empty-net goal to seal the win. Khaira has 12 points, 132 hits, 42 PIM and a plus-1 rating through 34 contests. The 26-year-old forward will likely continue to work in a bottom-six role with penalty-killing duties.
Khaira (upper body) will return to the lineup Monday in Vancouver, Jason Gregor of TSN 1260 Radio reports.
Khaira's ready to resume his usual bottom-six role after missing the previous five games. The 6-foot-4 forward has 11 points in 33 appearances this season.
Khaira (upper body) will not play against the Flames on Saturday, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.
Khaira hasn't played since April 19 against Montreal -- a span of four games -- when he departed after just 1:59 of ice time with the injury. It's unclear when he'll return.
Khaira (upper body) is expected to miss time after he left Monday's game against the Canadiens, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.
Khaira was injured on a hard hit along the boards by Alexander Romanov. He was unsteady on his skates after the hit. The 26-year-old Khaira has battled injuries throughout his career, including one suspected concussion. More information on his status should be available after he's re-evaluated Tuesday, but it's likely he misses Wednesday's game versus the Canadiens at a minimum.
Khaira recorded an assist and a team-high seven hits in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Senators.
Khaira had the secondary helper on Devin Shore's third-period tally. In his last six games, Khaira's picked up three helpers. The 26-year-old has 11 points, 123 hits, 40 PIM and a plus-3 rating through 30 games this year. He's surpassed his scoring output from 64 contests last season, and he's on pace to set a career high in hits.
Khaira produced an assist, six hits, two blocked shots and two PIM in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Canadiens.
Khaira set up Devin Shore for the opening tally at 19:39 of the first period. The 26-year-old Khaira has 10 points in 28 appearances this year, matching his scoring output from 64 games last season. He's added 40 PIM, 114 hits and 31 shots on net in 2020-21.
Khaira notched an assist and five hits in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.
Khaira had the secondary assist on Josh Archibald's breakaway goal in the first period. The helper snapped a five-game point drought for Khaira. The 26-year-old has done alright in a bottom-six role with nine points, 99 hits, 38 PIM and a plus-3 rating in 25 games. His heavy-hitting style could lead to some fantasy relevance in deep formats.
Khaira (upper body) produced two hits and two shots on goal in 10:15 of ice time in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Jets.
Khaira missed two games with the injury. He returned in a bottom-six role, allowing him to ease back into action. The center has eight points, 90 hits, 27 shots on net and 38 PIM through 23 appearances -- he may generate a little fantasy interest in deeper formats that reward tough play.
Khaira (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against the Jets, Ryan Rishaug of TSN.ca reports.
Khaira is slated to return to a third-line role following his two-game absence. He's tallied eight points in 22 games this campaign.
Khaira (upper body) won't play Thursday against Winnipeg, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Khaira is considered day-to-day, so although he'll miss a second straight game Thursday, he could be ready to return soon. He's picked up eight points through 22 games this season.
Khaira (upper body) is considered day-to-day, Reid Wilkins of 630 CHED reports.
Khaira appeared to be unconscious after being knocked out by Calgary's Nick Ritchie during a fight in Monday's 4-3 loss, so although he's technically considered day-to-day, he shouldn't be expected to be available for Wednesday's rematch with the Flames. The 26-year-old forward has tallied eight points while racking up 38 PIM in 22 games this campaign.
Khaira scored a goal on his only shot and added a team-leading six hits with two PIM. He also went 11-4 (73.3 percent) in the faceoff circle.
Khaira gave the Oilers a 2-0 lead just under six minutes into the game, converting a feed from Devin Shore on a 2-on-0 break. It was the third goal of the season for Khaira, who has given Edmonton solid minutes in a bottom-six role and on the penalty kill. He has also racked up 80 hits.
Khaira notched 12 hits and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Khaira's known for his hard-hitting play, but that's a big hit total even by his standards. He's gone without a point in his last four games, but he's collected 22 hits in that span. For the year, the 26-year-old center has seven points, 63 hits, 22 PIM and a plus-1 rating in 16 contests. He can add value in formats that reward physicality, but Khaira usually doesn't score enough to help in standard formats.
Khaira produced an assist, seven hits and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Canucks.
Khaira helped out on Tyler Ennis' game-winning goal at 13:25 of the third period. The 26-year-old Khaira has gotten on track with offense, notching seven points in 12 outings this year. He also has 41 hits, 22 PIM and 12 shots on net.
Khaira produced an assist and seven PIM in Saturday's 7-1 win over the Flames.
Khaira dropped the mitts with Flames forward Sam Bennett in the first period. Bennett's hit on Slater Koekkoek knocked the Oilers' blueliner from the game, and Khaira took a stand for his teammate. Later on, Khaira had the secondary helper on Connor McDavid's hat-trick-sealing tally in the second period. Through 11 games, Khaira has managed six points, 22 PIM, 34 hits and a plus-2 rating. He's wrangled the third-line center job from Kyle Turris -- more playing time can only be a good thing for Khaira, who entered Saturday averaging just 11:26 per game.
Khaira scored a goal and threw a team-high six hits in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Canadiens.
Khaira got the scoring started in the first period, converting on a pass from Josh Archibald. That tally stood as the game-winner, as Mike Smith backstopped the Oilers with a 38-save shutout. Khaira has picked up the baton as a depth scorer lately with two goals and two helpers in his last four games. That's helped him solidify a spot on the fourth line. Khaira could be a decent DFS pick for Monday's game against the Jets, as he usually provides physicality regardless of his scoring output. Khaira has five points, 20 hits and 15 PIM through seven appearances this season.
Khaira notched two assists in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Senators.
It was strange night for the Oilers offense, as all three of their goals were scored by defensemen, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl both recorded goose eggs, and fourth-liner Khaira was the only Edmonton player with multiple points. The 26-year-old has bounced on and off the taxi squad this season but been surprisingly productive when active, racking up one goal and four points in six games.
Khaira scored a goal in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Flames.
Khaira tied the game at 1-1 when he tipped a William Lagesson shot past Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom in the first period. The 26-year-old Khaira had spent the last four games on the taxi squad, but with Gaetan Haas (undisclosed) unavailable, Khaira had a chance to return. The goal should encourage head coach Dave Tippett to give Khaira a longer look in the lineup. That said, the Oilers have frequently deployed an 11-forward lineup, leaving Khaira to mostly work on the penalty kill and as a rotational option in what amounts to a bottom five.
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|05/23||@ WPG||L 4-5 (OT)||1||0||1||-1||16:46|
|05/21||vs WPG||L 0-1 (OT)||0||0||0||0||14:13|
|05/19||vs WPG||L 1-4||0||0||0||0||10:42|
|05/15||vs VAN||L 1-4||0||0||0||-1||14:41|
|05/12||@ MON||W 4-3 (OT)||0||0||0||0||14:00|
|05/10||@ MON||W 4-3 (OT)||0||0||0||0||16:29|
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