Viktor Fasth G EDM 3 Days

Fasth will have an MRI on his ailing groin Friday.

The Oilers are hoping the MRI will shed light on the severity of Fasth's injury, after which a potential return timetable could be established. Richard Bachman is slated to serve as the top backup to Ben Scrivens while Fasth is out.

Viktor Fasth G EDM 5 Days

Fasth was placed on injured reserve by the Oilers on Wednesday.

Fasth appeared in two of Edmonton's three games this season, posting a 0-1-1 record, 5.19 GAA while allowing seven goals on 54 shots. Fasth was pulled early from Edmonton's game on Tuesday against the Kings with the groin injury although he had already given up three goals on just 11 shots. Ben Scrivens will now assume the starting role between the pipes for the Oilers.

Viktor Fasth G EDM 5 Days

Fasth was pulled in the first period of Tuesday's start against the Kings due to a groin injury.

Fasth's early removal would have been justifiable by him giving up three goals on only 11 shots, but it sounds like the Oilers planned on sticking with him until the injury surfaced. There's no word yet on the severity of the ailment, and while Fasth didn't appear to be in much pain when he left the ice, it's still a situation worth monitoring. Fasth was limited to 12 appearances between the Ducks and Oilers last season while he battled a persistent lower-body injury.

Viktor Fasth G EDM 5 Days

Fasth lasted less than 16 minutes into Tuesday's start against the Kings, giving up three goals on 11 shots before being yanked from the eventual 6-1 loss.

Ben Scrivens didn't do a whole lot better after being inserted, giving up three goals of his own. Both Edmonton goalies have been rather substandard to start the year, so it's hard to declare either one the definitive starter right now. All in all, it appears to be a situation best avoided unless you play in a league that gives points per save, in which case the Oilers' oft-bombarded goalies hold some decent value.

Viktor Fasth G EDM 6 Days

Fasth will be in the net Tuesday against the Kings, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.

After he performed marginally better than Ben Scrivens in each goalie's respective start during the opening week, Fasth will lead off Week 2 in goal for the Oilers, drawing a touch opponent in the Kings. The Oilers are likely to go with Scrivens for Wednesday's game versus the Coyotes regardless of how well Fasth plays Tuesday, but Fasth could put himself in the driver's seat for No. 1 duties if he's somehow able to steal a win as a heavy underdog on the road in Los Angeles.

Viktor Fasth G EDM 8 Days

Fasth saved 39 of 43 shots before falling in a shootout Saturday night against the Canucks.

Neither Ben Scrivens nor Fasth did much to distinguish themselves in their job battle for the top goalie job in Edmonton, though Fasth did fare better in his turn. Despite the Oilers being outshot by a 43-29 margin, Fasth outplayed opposing goalie Ryan Miller for most of the night, holding a two-goal lead at the game's 30-minute mark. However, the Canucks' power play ended up punishing Fasth to overcome the deficit, before Christopher Higgins put one past the goalie in the shootout.

Viktor Fasth G EDM 24 Days

Fasth has yet to see any action this preseason.

This probably doesn't mean all that much as Ben Scrivens has only played in one game. The Edmonton coaching has stated over and over again that the starting job in net is an open competition between Scrivens and Fasth but most pundits think that is just talk and that the job is Scrivens' to lose.

Viktor Fasth G EDM 6 Months

Viktor Fasth stopped 45 of 48 shots in Edmonton's 3-0 loss to Los Angeles Thursday evening.

Fasth played a good game, but the Oilers failed to score. Fasth now has a 3-3-1 record with a 2.73 goals-against average and .914 save percentage with the Oilers.

Viktor Fasth G EDM 6 Months

Viktor Fasth will start on Thursday against Los Angeles.

It will be Fasth's last start of the 2013-14 campaign. He has a 2.81 GAA and .897 save percentage in 11 games this season.

Viktor Fasth G EDM 7 Months

Oilers goaltender Viktor Fasth emerged with a first-rate performance against his former team, the Anaheim Ducks, during a 4-2 triumph in Edmonton Sunday night.

Fasth saved 34 of the 36 shots he faced. He beat his former team for the first time since being traded to Edmonton a day prior to the March 5 NHL trade deadline. Fasth now has a GAA of .289 and a save percentage of .891. The Oilers have finished out of the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season but are determined to finish the season strongly. They have three remaining games, all at home.