Nail Yakupov RW EDM 6 Months

Nail Yakupov (ankle) missed Monday's practice.

Yakupov has been out for three straight games. It would be a bit surprising if he ended up returning for Tuesday's contest.

Nail Yakupov RW EDM 6 Months

Nail Yakupov (ankle) is unlikely to return on Thursday.

Yakupov missed Tuesday's game due to the ailment. Plenty of players endure sophomore slumps, but even by those standards, Yakupov's campaign has been a disaster. He has just 24 points and a minus-33 rating in 63 games.

Nail Yakupov RW EDM 6 Months

Nail Yakupov was held out of Tuesday's game due to a sore ankle.

Yakupov attempted to take part in the team's pre-game warmups, but was ultimately scratched due to the injury. He was previously sidelined on March 1 with the same injury.

Nail Yakupov RW EDM 7 Months

Nail Yakupov (ankle) is projected to be available for Tuesday's game against Ottawa.

He didn't play on Saturday after suffering an ankle injury in Thursday's loss to Minnesota. Yakupov has 11 goals and 12 assists in 56 matches this campaign.

Nail Yakupov RW EDM 7 Months

Nail Yakupov didn't suffer any structural damage when his foot/ankle was struck by a Justin Schultz shot on Thursday night.

However, he won't play Saturday night against Calgary. Consider Yakupov day-to-day for the time being.

Nail Yakupov RW EDM 7 Months

Nail Yakupov left Thursday's contest after he was struck in the ankle by teammate Justin Schultz's slap shot.

The severity of Yakupov's injury hasn't been revealed yet. This has been a rough season for him and he's spent time in the press box as a result. His fantasy value has been negligible this season, but we wouldn't give up on him in keeper leagues. He still has a lot of untapped potential and his offensive numbers should increase substantially over the next couple of seasons.

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Nail Yakupov was moved to the top line ahead of Thursday's game and so far the experiment has been a success.

As previously mentioned, Yakupov netted the game-winning goal against the New York Rangers, but he was great throughout the contest. "Yak was finding spots all night to shoot, that's what we told him before the game, just try and get open," said linemate Taylor Hall. "He's got such a great shot that when he does get open, he's got to let it go and one was bound to go in." Look for Yakupov to stick with Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on Friday.

Nail Yakupov RW EDM 8 Months

Nail Yakupov scored a late goal Thursday to lift the Oilers to a 2-1 win over the Rangers in New York.

Yakupov's season has been the stuff of nightmares, but taken like his doesn't grow on trees. Perhaps scoring a big goal with put a jolt into the second year forward. Ryan Smyth also found the back of the net for Edmonton in the win.

Nail Yakupov RW EDM 8 Months

Nail Yakupov is projected to play on Edmonton's top line on Thursday.

Yakupov will play alongside Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on the first overall pick line. It's a good opportunity for Yakupov, who has dealt with some major rough patches in his sophomore campaign. He has 21 points and a minus-30 rating in 53 games.

Nail Yakupov RW EDM 8 Months

Nail Yakupov had two assists in Edmonton's 4-2 win over Vancouver Monday night.

Yakupov also had a plus-two rating to move him up to minus-29. That's the worst in the league, but at least he doesn't have the distinction of being the only player in the NHL with a rating south of minus-30. He has 10 goals and 20 points in 50 contests this season.