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Edmonton Oilers

Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
077-1818:44

Player Updates

March 29, 2021 11:40 PM
Oilers' Kris Russell: Nabs helper Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russell produced an assist and four blocked shots in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.

Russell set up Josh Archibald for a breakaway goal in the first period. Defensively, Russell accounted for half of the Oilers' blocks Monday. The 33-year-old has chipped in seven assists, 51 blocked shots, 28 hits and 28 shots on net through 25 appearances.

March 16, 2021 12:36 AM
Oilers' Kris Russell: Quiet in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russell (lower body) had two hits, a blocked shot and a plus-1 rating in 20:28 in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Flames.

Russell missed two games due to the injury. There was no easing back into the lineup for Russell, as Tyson Barrie left Monday's game with a lower-body injury, leading to the former posting his second-highest ice time of the year. Russell has six assists, 38 blocked shots, 22 hits and a plus-1 rating through 20 outings.

March 15, 2021 01:49 PM
Oilers' Kris Russell: Suiting up Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russell (lower body) will play in Monday's game versus the Flames, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.

Russell has missed the last two games, but he'll be back in the lineup for Monday's Battle of Alberta. The 33-year-old has contributed six points through 19 games, but his best feature is his shot-blocking ability, as he's blocked 37 shots thus far.

March 13, 2021 09:44 PM
Oilers' Kris Russell: Out again Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russell (lower body) will not play Saturday versus the Canucks, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.

Russell is set to miss a second game with the injury. His next chance to return is Monday versus the Flames. Caleb Jones will continue to play in Russell's absence.

March 12, 2021 01:40 PM
Oilers' Kris Russell: Sidelined with lower-body issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russell is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

It isn't clear how much time Russell will miss with his lower-body issue, but he'll be sidelined for Friday's game versus Ottawa at a minimum. The Oilers should release another update on the veteran blueliner's status once he's been given the green light to return to action.

March 7, 2021 01:08 AM
Oilers' Kris Russell: Contributes pair of assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russell notched two assists, three blocked shots and two hits in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Flames.

Russell set up Jesse Puljujarvi's second-period tally and added a secondary helper on Connor McDavid's game-winner in the third. With three assists in his last two games, Russell's on an unusually productive run. He has only six helpers, 33 blocks, 19 hits and 19 shots on net through 17 outings. He should see consistent playing time until William Lagesson (upper body) returns.

March 4, 2021 12:04 AM
Oilers' Kris Russell: Records assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russell posted an assist, four blocked shots and two hits in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Maple Leafs.

Russell had the secondary helper on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' tally in the second period. The 33-year-old Russell has four helpers, 30 blocked shots, 17 hits and a minus-1 rating in 16 contests. Mainly a defensive player, the Alberta native isn't likely to interest most fantasy managers.

February 21, 2021 01:28 AM
Oilers' Kris Russell: Slings helper in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russell managed an assist, two blocked shots, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 7-1 win over the Flames.

Russell set up Connor McDavid's goal for a natural hat trick at 8:12 of the second period. The 33-year-old Russell also skated 20:50 in the contest -- Saturday was only the third time he's reached the 20-minute mark. With Slater Koekkoek (upper body) potentially out for a while, Russell's place in the lineup is likely safe. The veteran rearguard has three assists, 20 blocked shots, 10 hits and a minus-1 rating through 12 appearances.

February 18, 2021 12:40 PM
Oilers' Kris Russell: Produces helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russell produced an assist, three hits, two blocked shots and two PIM in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Jets.

Russell got the puck to Tyler Ennis, who then fed Leon Draisaitl for the goal at 4:06 of the first period. This tally came just 21 seconds after Jesse Puljujarvi opened the scoring for the Oilers. Russell had sat out the previous three games as a healthy scratch, but he was a steady presence for an otherwise young Oilers blue line. Russell was in the lineup to replace William Lagesson, who left Monday's contest with an upper-body injury. The 33-year-old Russell has two helpers, 15 blocked shots, nine hits and a minus-3 rating through 10 appearances.

February 3, 2021 01:40 AM
Oilers' Kris Russell: Logs first assist of 2020-21
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russell notched an assist and two PIM in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Senators.

Russell had the secondary helper on Jesse Puljujarvi's second-period goal. The assist was Russell's first point in seven appearances this year. The 33-year-old has added 10 blocked shots, seven shots on net and a minus-2 rating. A defensive veteran on a relatively young blue line in Edmonton, Russell's value is much higher on the ice than on the scoresheet.

October 21, 2020 05:12 PM
Oilers' Kris Russell: Lands one-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russell signed a one-year, $1.25 million contract extension with the Oilers on Wednesday.

This deal will keep Russell in Edmonton through the 2021-22 campaign. The veteran blueliner's ice time dropped dramatically in 2019-20, as he only averaged 16:47 per contest after averaging 20:25 the previous year, but he should continue to be a capable bottom-four option for the Oilers over the next two seasons. Nonetheless, he won't produce enough points to be considered a useful fantasy option.

March 8, 2020 03:00 AM
Oilers' Kris Russell: Bags helper Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russell managed an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets.

Russell set up Caleb Jones' game-winning tally at 15:29 of the third period. The 32-year-old blueliner is up to nine assists, 100 blocked shots, 71 hits and a minus-1 rating through 54 contests this season.

March 3, 2020 08:12 PM
Oilers' Kris Russell: Good to go Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russell (undisclosed) will play in Tuesday's game against the Stars, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

Russell blocked a shot in Monday's blowout win over the Predators and was deemed a game-time decision, but the 32-year-old is ready to rock. He'll line up on the third pairing with Matt Benning and look to add to his totals of eight points and 96 blocked shots over 51 contests.

March 3, 2020 01:52 PM
Oilers' Kris Russell: Game-time call
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russell (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's matchup with Dallas, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.

Russell is evidently still feeling the effects of the shot he blocked during Monday's 8-3 thrashing of the Predators. If he's unable to go, William Lagesson will draw into the lineup against the Stars.

March 1, 2020 01:00 AM
Oilers' Kris Russell: Quiet in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russell (concussion) had a hit and a blocked shot in 14:59 during Saturday's 3-2 win over the Jets.

Russell returned after a 14-game absence. He was used in his usual third-pairing role, playing alongside Matt Benning. With just eight assists in 50 games, Russell isn't likely to make a splash in fantasy. He's added 94 blocks, 66 hits and a minus-2 rating this year.

February 29, 2020 03:52 PM
Oilers' Kris Russell: Returning to action Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russell (concussion) was activated from IR and will play Saturday against the Jets.

Russell has spent the last 14 games on long-term IR, and his return is well-timed, as Mike Green (knee) has been ruled out 3-to-4 weeks. The 32-year-old Russell blocked 93 shots and posted eight points over 49 games before sustaining this concussion, and he'll likely draw into the bottom pairing in this contest.

February 28, 2020 02:36 PM
Oilers' Kris Russell: Game-time call
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russell (concussion) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game against the Jets.

This news comes as a bit of a surprise, as it appeared as though Russell's season might be over when the Oilers placed him on long-term injured reserve Monday, but that's clearly not the case. If the veteran blueliner is unable to go against Winnipeg, he should be ready to rejoin the lineup for Monday's game against the Predators.

February 24, 2020 05:08 PM
Oilers' Kris Russell: Shifts to LTIR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Oilers placed Russell on long-term injured reserve Monday, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.

This move helps free up cap space after the team acquired Andreas Athanasiou, Tyler Ennis and Mike Green via trade. It also means that Russell's season is likely over, as the team won't be cap compliant unless they place another player on LTIR. Russell has produced eight points and 93 blocked shots over 49 games this year.

February 18, 2020 02:52 PM
Oilers' Kris Russell: Resumes skating
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to coach Dave Tippett, Russell (concussion) skated on his own Tuesday, but he's still not ready to return to game action, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.

Russell's presence on the ice Tuesday is certainly a step in the right direction, but there's still no timeline for the shot-blocking specialist's return to the lineup. He's still in the NHL's concussion protocol, so he'll need to be cleared before rejoining the lineup. Expect another update on his status once that occurs.

January 30, 2020 09:40 PM
Oilers' Kris Russell: Lands in concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Russell (concussion) was placed on injured reserve by the Oilers on Thursday.

It's unclear how Russell suffered the injury, but he will need to clear concussion protocol before returning to the ice. The 32-year-old has been a mainstay in the lineup for the Oilers, accumulating eight assists while averaging 17:01 of ice time in 43 games this campaign. His absence opens the door for Caleb Jones or recent call up William Lagesson to enter the lineup.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
04/10@ CGYL 0-5000-121:57
04/08@ OTTW 3-1000-119:42
04/07@ OTTW 4-2000-119:02
04/05@ MONL 2-3 (OT)000+119:42
04/02vs CGYW 3-2000022:58
03/30@ MONL 0-4000-119:45
03/29@ TORW 3-2 (OT)011+120:34
Fantasy Points By Week
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11

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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2020-21EDM3177-100000
2019-20EDM559900000
2018-19EDM7231316500000
2017-18EDM7841721-700000
2016-17EDM6811213500100
2015-16CGY-DAL6241519-520101
2014-15CGY79430341810000
2013-14CGY6872229-1140100
2012-13STL33167610000
2011-12CBJ-STL5566121200100
2010-11CBJ7351823-910000
2009-10CBJ7071522300100
2008-09CBJ6621921-1010100
2007-08CBJ672810-1210100
Total87746197243-6110701
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2020-21EDM31350.018:447406.0063.688004
2019-20EDM55450.016:4611730.60127.5814007
2018-19EDM72634.820:25185816:24140:21271011
2017-18EDM78904.419:03200920:29157:198004
2016-17EDM68681.521:12186219:52157:1523109
2015-16CGY-DAL62705.723:03192394:03119:3410005
2014-15CGY791113.623:562507191:01103:5817106
2013-14CGY681096.423:071998200:5960:4715105
2012-13STL33412.416:0176419:4819:109102
2011-12CBJ-STL555610.717:001260101:2317:58251010
2010-11CBJ73885.717:301672201:5325:08371016
2009-10CBJ701086.518:351626174:2230:22322010
2008-09CBJ66862.316:061380218:223:4328019
2007-08CBJ67902.214:461322211:139:4414007
Total87710604.319:16220941476:251036:3526791105
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/170
Birthdate:
05/02/1987
Age:
33
Hometown:
Caroline, AB
Team:
Edmonton Oilers
School:

NHL Experience:
13