Mark Fayne D EDM 21 Hrs

Fayne (shoulder) will not play Friday against the Stars.

Neither Fayne nor Matt Hendricks (back) will be available Friday after leaving Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Avalanche with the injuries. The Oilers called up Brandon Davidson from AHL Oklahoma City on Thursday to cover for the absence of Fayne, who has compiled eight points and a minus-21 rating over 74 games this season.

Mark Fayne D EDM 3 Days

Fayne suffered a shoulder injury Wednesday against the Avalanche and will not return to the contest.

With Fayne on the shelf, the Oilers may have to look for a replacement option on their third defensive pairing. He'll likely be a game time call for for Friday's showdown with the Stars.

Mark Fayne D EDM 1 Month

Fayne tallied his second goal of the season in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Senators.Fayne cut the Oilers' deficit to one with the second period tally, but things would quickly go downhill for Edmonton thereafter. The blueliner's minus-17 rating on the season is mostly a byproduct of his team's defensive ineptitude, but he's not exactly delivering much value offensively, either. He's recorded just seven points in 57 games.

Mark Fayne D EDM 5 Months

Fayne contributed an assist, two penalty minutes and six blocked shots in his 18:10 of ice time Monday against the Canadiens.

After a rocky start to the season defensively for the Oilers, Fayne has helped right the ship on the blue line for Edmonton, just as the team hoped he would when they inked him to a four-year deal in the offseason. Fayne isn't an especially prolific puck-mover and figures to fall short of 20 points on the season, but so long as he proves consistently competent in defending his own zone, the Oilers will be pleased with anything he chips in offensively.

Mark Fayne D EDM 8 Months

Defensive defenseman Mark Fayne is excited that he has jumped from the New Jersey Devils to Edmonton because the Oilers are in the West and the West features bigger forwards.

"The tougher thing for me is playing against the smaller, fast guys, but I'm actually looking forward to the West," Fayne said. "My style and build (6-foot-3, 215 pounds) might be better against the bigger guys." He was referring to West forwards such as Anze Kopitar, Ryan Getzlaf, Joe Thornton, David Backes and Jonathan Toews. Fayne had 11 points with the Devils last season.

Mark Fayne D EDM 8 Months

Defensive defenseman Mark Fayne is excited that he has jumped from the New Jersey Devils to Edmonton because the Oilers are in the West and the West features bigger forwards.

"The tougher thing for me is playing against the smaller, fast guys, but I'm actually looking forward to the West," Fayne said. "My style and build (6-foot-3, 215 pounds) might be better against the bigger guys." He was referring to West forwards such as Anze Kopitar, Ryan Getzlaf, Joe Thornton, David Backes and Jonathan Toews. Fayne had 11 points with the Devils last season.

Mark Fayne D EDM 9 Months

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenseman Mark Fayne to a four year/$14 million contract.

Fayne is a solid defenseman who has little fantasy value but the Oilers need plenty of steady defensemen. He had 11 points last season with the Devils.

Mark Fayne D EDM 9 Months

Mark Fayne's agent Peter Fish says that the chances of the defenseman returning to the Devils are becoming less likely.

Fayne is garnering interest from some teams as he approaches unrestricted free agency on July 1. The 27-year-old blueliner underwent surgery in April to repair the core muscle in his left groin and will be fine for the start of training camp. He is a solid defensive rearguard who managed four goals and 11 points in 72 games last season. Stay tuned.

Mark Fayne D EDM 9 Months

The Rangers have "legitimate interest" in Mark Fayne, according to the NY Post's Larry Brooks.

Brooks says the Rangers have already "checked in with" Fayne's camp. New York is doing its due diligence just in case it cannot sign Anton Stralman, which doesn't seem likely at this point. Fayne, 27, is set to be an unrestricted free agent. He is a right-handed shot who could slot in on the second pair with Marc Staal. Fayne recorded 11 points last year and has been a solid possession player in his career. He earned $1.4 million last season.

Mark Fayne D EDM 9 Months

The Edmonton Oilers plan to reach out to Mark Fayne on Thursday.

Edmonton has been attempting to rebuild their defense over the last couple of years. They signed Andrew Ference and, more recently, Nikita Nikitin to help fill in the gaps, but they're clearly not done. Fayne had four goals and 11 points in 72 games in 2013-14.