The Edmonton Oilers are about to get some help back on the blue line as Adam Larsson was considered a game-time decision for Thursday's matchup against the Nashville Predators. Though he did not dress for the game, his return is imminent and changes will need to take place to add him back into the roster.
Good thing fellow blue liner Darnell Nurse is having a good year, because it could have gotten tricky for the Oilers to move him elsewhere if not.
Nurse’s three-year entry-level contract comes to an end this summer, and the 22-year-old has given his agent a strong bargaining position for when they sit down with the Oilers management to discuss an extension.
In 32 games in Edmonton thus far this season, Nurse has tallied two goals and 12 points, 32 penalty minutes and a +7 rating.
Now Nurse is no longer eligible to be sent down, and will likely continue to help the Oilers get back to where they were last spring, and eventually return as a strong Cup contender.