Matt Hendricks C EDM 2 weeks ago

Hendricks (undisclosed) is likely to return to the lineup Saturday against the Canucks.

Hendricks was on the ice for morning skate Saturday and took part in line rushes, suggesting he's ready to play after a one-game absence. Curtis Hamilton is likely to bow out of the lineup to accommodate Hendricks' return.

Matt Hendricks C EDM 3 weeks ago

Hendricks (undisclosed) will not play in Thursday's game against the Sharks.

After suffering an injury in Tuesday's win over the Kings, Hendricks was absent from Wednesday's practice and evidently wasn't feeling well enough to play a day later. Curtis Hamilton was recalled from AHL Oklahoma City and will replace Hendricks on the Oilers' fourth line against the Sharks. Hendricks' last chance to play this season will come Saturday in Vancouver.

Matt Hendricks C EDM 3 weeks ago

Coach Todd Nelson described Hendricks as "banged up" and questionable to play Thursday against the Sharks, Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun reports.

Hendricks logged 11:34 of ice time in the surprise victory over the Kings, but wasn't able to escape the game with his health intact. The Oilers recalled forward Curtis Hamilton from AHL Oklahoma City on Wednesday, and he'll suit up Thursday if Hendricks can't go.

Matt Hendricks C EDM 4 weeks ago

Hendricks (back) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Kings.

Hendricks missed the Oilers' previous three games with the injury, but demonstrated he was healthy at Wednesday's morning skate by taking part in most of the drills with the rest of the team. He's expected to center the club's fourth line Thursday.

Matt Hendricks C EDM 4 weeks ago

Hendricks (back) will not play Wednesday against the Ducks, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

Hendricks is traveling with the Oilers on their road trip and was able to skate with the team Wednesday morning, but he'll still need a little more practice time before re-entering the lineup. He'll head to the press box for a third consecutive game.

Matt Hendricks C EDM 1 month ago

Hendricks (back) will travel with the Oilers for their upcoming road trip, Reid Wilkins of 630 CHED radio reports.

It isn't clear if Hendricks will be able to suit up for the first game of the Oilers' road trip on Monday against Colorado, but the fact that he is travelling with the team is certainly encouraging news. The Oilers should provide an update on his status prior to Monday's contest against the Avalanche.

Matt Hendricks C EDM 1 month ago

Hendricks (back) will not play Friday against the Stars.

Hendricks succumbed to the injury in Wednesday's win over the Avalanche, skating just 8:27 before leaving the contest. The winger provides toughness in the Oilers' bottom-six ranks with 205 hits and 76 PIM on the season, but his limited offense and his poor plus/minus rating doesn't make him an appealing fantasy target.

Matt Hendricks C EDM 1 month ago

Hendricks suffered a back injury in Wednesday's game against the Avalanche and will not return, Chris Wescott of the Oilers' website reports.

The extent of Hendricks' setback is uncertain, but expect the Oilers to provide an update on his status in the near future, and consider him questionable for the team's next context Friday against the Stars.

Matt Hendricks C EDM 2 months ago

Hendricks (ankle) will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Bruins, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.After missing the previous two games with the ankle injury, Hendricks will swap back into the lineup as a member of the Oilers' fourth line. Aside from racking up hits (150) and PIM (60) over his previous 51 games this season, Hendricks has been a non-entity in the fantasy realm due to the lack of offense he provides.

Matt Hendricks C EDM 2 months ago

Hendricks (ankle) won't return to the lineup Monday against the Jets, play-by-play announcer Jack Michaels reports.Hendricks missed Saturday's game because of the ankle issue, and it will prevent him from suiting up Tuesday as well. His absence likely won't have a huge impact in most leagues, as he has just 13 points in 51 games this season. His next chance to return will come Wednesday against the Bruins.