Andrew Ference D EDM 4 days ago

Ference could join the Oilers for their upcoming games in California, Reid Wilkins of 630 CHED radio reports.

The report doesn't state whether or not Ference will actually be able to suit up for either of Edmonton's games in California, but the fact that he may at least join the team for those contests in encouraging news. The Oilers' should provide an update on his status in the coming days.

Andrew Ference D EDM 7 days ago

Ference is out indefinitely with a concussion, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

With Ference -- who has 14 points in 70 games -- out, it looks like Keith Aulie is slated to skate along with Martin Marincin on the Oilers' second defensive pairing on Wednesday against the Avs.

Andrew Ference D EDM 1 week ago

Ference (upper body) is unlikely to play Wednesday against the Avalanche, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

Ference missed Tuesday's practice after suffering an upper-body injury in Monday's loss to the Jets. Coach Todd Nelson didn't seem confident that Ference would notice enough recovery in the next several hours to be an option for Wednesday's game, and with the Oilers once again out of playoff contention, there's no real incentive for the team to play the blueliner at less than 100 percent. The team will wait and see if Ference can get closer to full health in advance of Friday's game against the Stars.

Andrew Ference D EDM 1 week ago

Ference will not return to Monday's game against the Jets after suffering an upper-body injury.

Ference will get one day off to rest before he has to assess his injury and determine whether or not he'll be able to play in Wednesday's game against Colorado. In the meantime, he's day-to-day until the Oilers say otherwise.

Andrew Ference D EDM 3 weeks ago

Ference scored his third goal of the season in Friday's shootout loss to the Blue Jackets.

Ference also put three shots on net in the defeat, matching his highest total of the season. As that low number would indicate, Ference typically functions as a stay-at-home defensemen, which makes the three-game assist streak he built in February all the more peculiar. He's something of an asset in the hits column (149 in 66 games), but that's likely not a large enough total to compensate for his lack of scoring and an ugly minus-17 rating.

Andrew Ference D EDM 2 months ago

Ference picked up an assist and went plus-2 in Thursday's win over the Canadiens.It marked the first point in 11 games for Ference, who had also failed to post a positive plus/minus rating in any of those contests. Ference contributes useful totals in the hits and blocks categories, but his lack of scoring to go along a minus-12 rating on the season make him toxic for fantasy purposes.

Andrew Ference D EDM 3 months ago

Ference tallied a goal in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Flames.

Any offense the Oilers get out of Ference is gravy, as he was inked to a four-year, $13 million contract in the summer of 2013 to serve as the team's shutdown defender. It's a role he's proven ill-equipped to fill so far during his tenure with Edmonton, which has noticed limited progress in tidying up the play in front of its netminders.

Andrew Ference D EDM 5 months ago

Ference (suspension) will return to the blue line Sunday versus the Rangers, according to the Oilers web site.

Ference was suspended three games for an illegal check to the head of Vancouver's Zack Kassian. He will pair with Justin Schultz for the immediate future.

Andrew Ference D EDM 5 months ago

Ference has been suspended three games by the NHL's Department of Player Safety.

Ference's suspension stems from his hit on the Canucks' Zack Kassian in which Ference's shoulder hit Kassian in the head. The earliest Ference can return to the lineup is Sunday against the Rangers.

Andrew Ference D EDM 5 months ago

Ference was credited with his first assist of the season in Saturday's loss to the Canucks.

Ference also delivered a vicious check near the head to the Canucks' Zack Kassian on the evening, earning him two minutes in the sin bin. He was able to collect the assist shortly after coming out of the penalty box, but which should be one of the few points Ference gathers on the season. The Oilers inked Ference to a lavish four-year deal last summer strictly for his work on the defense end, and that's where he'll continue to supply most of his negligible fantasy value.