News: Scrivens made 29 saves in the Oilers' 4-2 loss to the Flames on Saturday.
Impact: Scrivens and the Oilers were handed a 2-0 lead less than 12 minutes into the game, but as per usual, couldn't hold onto the lead. Stop if you've heard this before: about the only thing Edmonton has to look forward to this season is another shot at the top lottery pick.
News: Eberle had a goal and an assist in the Oilers' loss to the Flames on Saturday.
Impact: The two points gave Eberle his first multi-point game since Jan. 6. With only 13 goals so far this season, Eberle is on pace to have his worst full season since his rookie year in 2010-11. It would be a more damning indictment if several Edmonton skaters weren't also underachieving this season.
News: Nikitin (shoulder) was officially ruled out for four to six weeks Saturday, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Impact: The Oilers will more than likely place Nikitin on injured reserve in the coming days while he contends with the long-term injury. His absence should go relatively unnoticed in the fantasy realm, as eight points and a minus-9 rating in 34 games don't exactly scream "roster me." Keith Aulie looks to be Nikitin's primary replacement on the Oilers' third defensive pairing.
News: Scrivens will be in the cage for Saturday's game against the Flames, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Impact: After a capable showing Thursday against the Sabres during which he allowed two goals on 20 shots, Scrivens will earn a second consecutive nod. The Oilers have been playing better hockey since the calendar turned to 2015, but it's still difficult to count on Scrivens for wins against the NHL's elite teams, and even middle-of-the-pack squads like the Flames. Scrivens' value is further hindered by the Oilers seemingly adopting a timeshare in goal, as Viktor Fasth has kept his name salient in the battle for starting duties.
News: Hall (lower leg) will not play in Saturday's game against the Sharks, Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun reports.
Impact: Hall was able to resume skating with the team at morning skate, but his absence from line rushes means that he will head to the press box for a third straight contest. Still, the Oilers have to be encouraged by Hall's presence on the ice, further affirming that a long-term injury has been avoided. He'll set his sights on a return to action Monday in San Jose.