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August 21, 2020 05:12 PM
Oilers' Joakim Nygard: Bound for Sweden
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nygard will start the 2020-21 campaign on loan with the Swedish hockey club Farjestads BK.

Nygard previously spent seven seasons playing for Farjestads before making the jump to the NHL this year. In 33 appearances for the Oilers in 2019-20, the winger recorded three goals, six helpers and 39 shots on net while averaging 10:41 of ice time. The 27-year-old Swede should see significantly more action next year and figures to rejoin Edmonton when training camps tentatively kick off in November.

April 1, 2020 01:00 AM
Oilers' Joakim Nygard: Ready to go if season resumes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nygard (hand) will be available to suit up for the Oilers once the NHL season picks back up, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.

Prior to the shutdown, Nygard missed the previous 21 games due to his hand injury. In 33 appearances this season, the winger has notched three goals and six helpers while averaging 10:41 of ice time. Heading into the 2020-21 campaign, the Swede should get more opportunities to dress for Edmonton and could provide depth fantasy value in deeper formats.

February 12, 2020 02:44 AM
Oilers' Joakim Nygard: Signs one-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nygard (hand) signed a one-year extension with the Oilers on Tuesday.

Nygard is currently stashed on injured reserve after undergoing surgery on his broken hand that will keep him out until late March. The 27-year-old rookie has three goals and nine points in 33 games this season.

February 6, 2020 01:32 PM
Oilers' Joakim Nygard: Facing 6-to-8 week absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nygard (hand) is expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.

Nygard underwent surgery on his broken hand Friday and could end up missing the rest of the regular season while recovering from the procedure. Either way, the 27-year-old Swede has only picked up nine points in 33 games this campaign, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to keep tabs on his status.

January 31, 2020 04:36 PM
Oilers' Joakim Nygard: Goes under the knife
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nygard will be out long term after undergoing surgery on his broken hand Friday.

The Oilers have yet to release an expected timetable for Nygard's recovery, but it's safe to assume that he's facing a multi-week absence at a minimum. The 27-year-old winger has been a solid bottom-six option for Edmonton this season, but he's only notched nine points while averaging 10:41 of ice time per contest in 33 appearances, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to keep tabs on his status.

January 30, 2020 09:00 PM
Oilers' Joakim Nygard: Shifts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Oilers placed Nygard (upper body) on injured reserve Thursday.

Nygard suffered the injury in Wednesday's game against the Flames after blocking a shot in the arm. The Swede was already expected to miss a significant chunk of time and the team failed to update his timetable. Nygard has accumulated three goals, six helpers and 39 shots while averaging 10:41 of ice time over 33 games this year.

January 30, 2020 03:32 PM
Oilers' Joakim Nygard: Facing extended absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nygard (upper body) is expected to miss a significant chunk of time, though the team is still awaiting more information, per Reid Wilkins of 630 CHED.

In 33 games this season, Nygard registered three goals, six helpers and 39 shots while averaging 10:41 of ice time. With the winger on the shelf, Gaetan Haas and Patrick Russell figure to compete for a spot in the lineup, though Jujhar Khaira figures to see the biggest uptick in ice time as he should jump up into a third-line role.

January 29, 2020 11:32 PM
Oilers' Joakim Nygard: Leaves game after blocked shot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nygard will not return to Wednesday's game against the Flames, Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun reports.

Nygard blocked a shot in the arm late in the first period. It's enough of an injury to cost him the final two periods of Wednesday's game. The Swedish winger will try to be ready for Friday's game against the Blues. If he can't play, expect Gaetan Haas to rejoin the lineup.

January 19, 2020 02:28 AM
Oilers' Joakim Nygard: Scores in big win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nygard tallied a goal on three shots in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Coyotes.

Nygard struck at 4:49 of the second period, giving the Oilers a 5-0 lead at the time. The Swede is up to three goals and nine points in 32 appearances this season. He's not guaranteed a spot in the lineup, but with three points in his last five games, he should continue to see regular bottom-six minutes in the near-term.

January 10, 2020 02:52 AM
Oilers' Joakim Nygard: Assists in consecutive outings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nygard managed an assist and three shots on goal in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Canadiens.

Nygard has helpers in each of the last two games, which puts him at eight points in 29 contests this season. The Swede has added 36 shots and 17 hits in primarily a bottom-six role.

January 7, 2020 03:08 AM
Oilers' Joakim Nygard: Gathers assist in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nygard produced an assist in Monday's 6-4 win over the Maple Leafs.

Nygard found Alex Chiasson for the tally at 13:41 of the second period. The assist snapped a five-game point drought for the Swede. He's up to seven points and 33 shots on goal in primarily a bottom-six role through 28 contests this season. Without much in the way of non-scoring stats, Nygard doesn't command a lot of fantasy attention.

December 21, 2019 11:00 PM
Oilers' Joakim Nygard: Snags helper in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nygard posted an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Canadiens.

Nygard helped out on a Josh Archibald goal in the first period. While he's back in the bottom six, Nygard has been reasonably good lately with four points in 10 games in December. He's at six points, 28 shots on goal and 16 hits through 22 contests overall, so fantasy owners need not rush to pick him up.

December 11, 2019 03:32 AM
Oilers' Joakim Nygard: Earns assist in turn on top line
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nygard dished an assist and fired three shots on goal with a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Hurricanes.

Coach Dave Tippett decided to spread his offense around for this game, leading to Nygard taking Leon Draisaitl's left-wing spot on Connor McDavid's line. Nygard showed no trouble adapting to the plum assignment, providing a secondary assist on Zack Kassian's second goal in the game. The Swedish winger is up to five points, 26 shots and 16 hits in 17 appearances. He'll get a temporary boost in fantasy value for as long as he's on the top line.

December 9, 2019 12:08 AM
Oilers' Joakim Nygard: First two-point game as NHLer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nygard had a power-play goal and added an assist in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to Buffalo.

Nygard potted his second goal of the year -- first on the power play -- late in the second period to draw the Oilers even at 2-2. He had also set up Riley Sheahan's goal earlier in the frame. It was the first multi-point game of the season for the first-year NHLer, who now has two goals and two assists through his first 16 games.

November 28, 2019 01:40 AM
Oilers' Joakim Nygard: Could see larger role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nygard was a healthy scratch Wednesday, but could be in line for a larger role with Alex Chiasson in the concussion protocol.

Chiasson exited Wednesday's game versus the Avalanche in the second period. Nygard has no points in his last five appearances with two turns in the press box during the span. However, if Chiasson is out long-term, Nygard would likely re-enter the lineup in a bottom-six role. The Oilers may also call up a forward from AHL Bakersfield to replenish their depth.

November 13, 2019 02:28 AM
Oilers' Joakim Nygard: Pockets assist in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nygard (ribs) recorded an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Sharks.

The Swedish forward missed 13 games with the injury, but slotted in nicely by setting up Sam Gagner's third-period tally. It's only Nygard's second point in seven games this year. While the 26-year-old is healthy, a regular spot in the lineup is no guarantee -- coach Dave Tippett has shown no hesitation to rotate his fourth-line forwards this year.

November 12, 2019 03:16 PM
Oilers' Joakim Nygard: Suiting up versus Sharks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nygard (ribs) will be in the lineup against San Jose on Tuesday, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

Nygard will make his return to action for the first time since Oct. 14, a stretch of 13 games on the shelf. The Swede was averaging just 10:15 of ice time prior to getting hurt and figures to see a similar workload in a bottom-six role Tuesday.

November 7, 2019 04:40 AM
Oilers' Joakim Nygard: Getting closer to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nygard (ribs) is getting close to a return to the lineup, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.

Nygard isn't guaranteed to play Friday versus the Devils, but he might join the team for a two-game road trip in California. He's missed approximately three weeks with the injury. Nygard would need to be activated from injured reserve before he can return to the lineup, presumably to a bottom-six role. The 26-year-old has just one goal and nine shots in six appearances.

October 16, 2019 01:00 PM
Oilers' Joakim Nygard: Out 2-4 weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nygard will be sidelined for 2-4 weeks due to a rib injury.

Nygard's absence won't impact any fantasy lineups, as the 26-year-old rookie has only notched one goal while averaging 10:15 of ice time in six games this campaign, but it will test the Oilers' depth up front. The Swedish winger will almost certainly be placed on injured reserve for the duration of his absence.

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