Benoit Pouliot LW EDM 12 Days

For the second consecutive game, Pouliot accounted for the only two goals the Oilers managed to score, as he potted one shorthanded and one on the power play in Thursday's loss to Tampa Bay.

Benny's now on a four-game goal-scoring streak, offering a rare bright spot for the miserable Oilers. It's not often that you see a guy score all four of a team's goals over a two-game span, so you have to wonder where the rest of the Edmonton offense is hiding.

Benoit Pouliot LW EDM 14 Days

Pouliot was the whole of the Edmonton offense Tuesday, scoring both the team's goals (one on the power play) in a 4-2 loss to the Blues. He also racked up six penalty minutes and three hits.

Hey, that's three straight games with a marker for Pouliot, who's tallied four of the Oilers' last nine goals. Still, he's a low-end fantasy option, as his offensive production is hovering right in the neighborhood of last year's 36-point campaign with the Rangers, while his hit and PIM production -- Tuesday aside -- has declined.

Benoit Pouliot LW EDM 16 Days

Pouliot netted his sixth goal of the season in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Panthers.

After missing a month with a foot injury, Pouliot now has three goals on just six shots in his five games back. That rate of scoring will come down, but the 28-year-old should be able to challenge the 30-point mark if he stays healthy for the remainder of the season.

Benoit Pouliot LW EDM 24 Days

Pouliot (foot) tallied a goal in his return to action Friday against the Avalanche.

Making his first appearance since Nov. 21 after recovering from a fractured foot, Pouliot immediately stepped into a top-six role and provided dividends right away. Though he was able to provide an impact in his first game back, Pouliot's outlook still remains rather dim for an Oilers squad that has largely failed to establish any sort of sustained continuity offensively this season.

Benoit Pouliot LW EDM 25 Days

Pouliot (foot) was activated from injured reserve and will play Friday against the Avalanche.

He'll draw in on the Oilers' second line to replace David Perron, who was traded to the Penguins earlier in the day. Pouliot's respectable two-way play should be a welcome addition, but he won't be able to save the sinking Oilers, who are competing for the No. 1 draft pick at this point in the season. The winger had eight points and a minus-3 rating over 20 games before fracturing his foot in late November.

Benoit Pouliot LW EDM 26 Days

Pouliot (foot) could return to the lineup Friday, according to the Oilers web site.

Pouliot believes he is ready to play and is just waiting for the doctors to give him the green light to play and the coaching staff to put him in the game.

Benoit Pouliot LW EDM 28 Days

Pouliot (broken foot) was on the ice for Tuesday's morning skate, Bob Stauffer of 630 CHED reports.

Pouliot is right around his original timetable of five-to-six weeks, so his return may not be far off. While it would be surprising if he played in Tuesday's game against the Kings, Pouliot now bears close watching.

Benoit Pouliot LW EDM 2 Months

Pouliot (foot) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

Pouliot suffered a broken foot in Friday's contest, so the move isn't overly surprising considering the nature of the injury and his projected absence. Look for Matt Hendricks or Jesse Joensuu to see extra work on the fourth line while the winger is on the shelf.

Benoit Pouliot LW EDM 2 Months

Pouliot (broken foot) will miss five-to-six weeks, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

The lengthy absence wasn't unexpected given the nature of the injury, which Pouliot suffered during Friday's game against the Devils. The recovery timetable puts him on track to return in early- to mid-January, but a more definitive date probably won't be pinned down until he resumes practicing.

Benoit Pouliot LW EDM 2 Months

Pouliot suffered a broken foot and will be sidelined indefinitely.

He was hit in the foot by a Marek Zidlicky shot, breaking his foot in Friday's game. Taylor Hall will move up on the Oilers depth chart at left wing with Pouliot out, stressing the Oilers depth.