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Yakupov (undisclosed) was forced to leave practice early Monday, according to the Oilers web site.

The Oilers are calling his removal from practice "precautionary" and will monitor him Tuesday to see if he is healthy enough to play versus Minnesota.

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Yakupov bagged two goals -- one on the power play -- in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Jets.Yakupov has now run his point streak to five straight as he's having by far his most productive month of the season. Still, the 21-year-old has managed to see a dip in most of his numbers from last season's immensely disappointing campaign, and even with the recent outburst he has just 19 points on the season.

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Yakupov recorded an assist in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Senators, extending his point streak to four games.It's the second-longest streak of Yakupov's career, but that's probably more of an indictment of his slow development than anything. Many were pegging Yakupov for a bounce back in 2014-15 after a disastrous sophomore campaign, but he's somehow seemed to regress even further. He's sitting on a minus-28 rating over 57 games, and even after the modest point surge, he's still scoring at a lower rate (0.29 points per game) than last season (0.38).

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Yakupov potted the game-winning goal on the power-play in Monday's 2-1 win over the Devils.Yakupov finished the game with a minus-1 rating, bringing his total on the season down to an alarming minus-27, tied for third worst in the league. After flashing his potential in his strike-shortened rookie season, the winger has just 14 points through 54 games and has mostly let down owners who have still held on to him this long.

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Yakupov collected an assist in Monday's shootout win over the Sharks.

Yakupov would later have his shootout attempt denied by Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, but it still amounted to a productive night compared to what the youngster has delivered recently. He's accumulated just five points across the last two months, showing limited progress in his quest to return to the form he showed as a rookie.

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Yakupov scored his fifth goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's surprising 5-2 win over the visiting Blackhawks. He also skated to a plus-3 rating.

The lamp-lighter snaps a 14-game goalless drought for the former first-overall pick. With just 11 points and an atrocious minus-17 rating in 42 games this year, Yakupov hasn't provided much fantasy value regardless of league format, as he continues to frustrate those in keeper leagues in particular who cling to him hoping he'll somehow fulfill his potential.

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Yakupov only has two points in the past two months for the Oilers, according to the Edmonton Journal.

On the season Yakupov only has four goals in 41 games. That's incredible for a player who was drafted first overall in 2012. Yakupov has played on the third line for most of the season so he isn't playing with the most talented of teammates but that is still not excuse for his lack of production. The Oilers have been giving him second unit power play time so perhaps his numbers will pick up but one has to wonder if a change of scenery would be best for everyone involved.

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Yakupov saw his ice time cut in Edmonton's loss to Dallas on Sunday, according to the Edmonton Journal.

Yakupov has been an enigma since day one with Edmonton. He has the talent to be a top line player but has yet to put it all together. He has no points in his last seven games and only one in his last 18. He is yet another Edmonton player that may need a change of scenery.

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Yakupov netted a power-play goal in Sunday's win over San Jose.

A big goal for Yakupov, who had gone 10 straight games without recording a point. With only four goals and eight points in 27 games, the 21-year-old is once again on track for another disappointing season. Unless things change in Edmonton, Yakupov has been too inconsistent to be trusted in fantasy leagues right now.

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Yakupov (wrist) is set to play Thursday against the Senators.

Yakupov took a slice to the wrist at the tail end of Tuesday's game against the Predators, but it wasn't anything that warranted much concern. While the former No. 1 pick isn't exactly lighting it up for Edmonton, his seven points and minus-4 rating over 16 games represent a drastic improvement from the woeful numbers he provided during his sophomore season.