News: Draisaitl will serve as a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Stars, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.
Impact: Things have been bleak for Draisaitl since the Oilers decided to keep him in the NHL all season back in late October. Since that time, the 19-year-old has provided a mere four points in his last 23 games. His placement in the press box is only expected to last one game for now, but it could become a regular occurrence unless he starts generating offense quickly.
News: Nikitin (back) resumed skating with the Oilers on Saturday, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Impact: Nikitin's participation with the team gives him a shot at playing Sunday against the Stars, but it's more likely that the Oilers will want to see him practice one or two more times before activating him. The rearguard wasn't especially impressive prior to suffering the injury and may not be guaranteed a regular lineup spot upon his return.