Andrew Ference D EDM 1 Month

Ference (suspension) will return to the blue line Sunday versus the Rangers, according to the Oilers web site.

Ference was suspended three games for an illegal check to the head of Vancouver's Zack Kassian. He will pair with Justin Schultz for the immediate future.

Andrew Ference D EDM 2 Months

Ference has been suspended three games by the NHL's Department of Player Safety.

Ference's suspension stems from his hit on the Canucks' Zack Kassian in which Ference's shoulder hit Kassian in the head. The earliest Ference can return to the lineup is Sunday against the Rangers.

Andrew Ference D EDM 2 Months

Ference was credited with his first assist of the season in Saturday's loss to the Canucks.

Ference also delivered a vicious check near the head to the Canucks' Zack Kassian on the evening, earning him two minutes in the sin bin. He was able to collect the assist shortly after coming out of the penalty box, but which should be one of the few points Ference gathers on the season. The Oilers inked Ference to a lavish four-year deal last summer strictly for his work on the defense end, and that's where he'll continue to supply most of his negligible fantasy value.

Andrew Ference D EDM 3 Months

Despite leaving Sunday's game with an arm injury, Ference should be fine going forward, according to Oilers play-by-play announcer Jack Michaels.

Ference injured his arm blocking a shot, but it does not appear he will miss much time, if any, so he will likely be good to go for the Oilers' season opener.

Andrew Ference D EDM 3 Months

Ference left Sunday's exhibition game with a right arm injury and will not return, Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun reports.

The extent of Ference's injury is uncertain, but expect an update on his status as more details become available.

Andrew Ference D EDM 6 Months

Andrew Ference has been named as the winner of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.

The King Clancy Memorial Trophy rewards leadership and humanitarian contributions. Ference was involved in a lot of charitable projects over the 2013-14 campaign, including some of his own like the Hope Mission Shelter, which provides overnight shelter and meals for the homeless or those in danger of becoming homeless in Edmonton. He's also worked on behalf of the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and serves as a representative for You Can Play.

Andrew Ference D EDM 9 Months

Andrew Ference is gone for the rest of the season after tearing a pectoral muscle.

Ference has been having trouble with the injury of late and it was determined to shut him down. Ference finishes the season with three goals and 18 points in 71 games. He was also minus-18 on the season but his big value to the Oilers is his veteran presence on the blueline. Of course, that does not do fantasy fans any good in their pools.

Andrew Ference D EDM 11 Months

Former Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference will be playing his first game in Boston today since joining the Oilers as a free agent in the off-season.

"It's obviously a place where I spent a lot of time," Ference said following practice Friday. "My family grew up here, so the kids came back for this trip. They actually both went back to their old schools (Friday) with all their old buddies, so it's pretty cool. They have a lot of roots here." Ference has been cleared to play after sitting out the previous three games with concussion-like symptoms. The Oilers captain smacked his head on the glass absorbing a hit against the Phoenix Coyotes a week ago. While the impact did not appear severe, it did enough to knock him out of the lineup.

Andrew Ference D EDM 11 Months

Andrew Ference will not play on Sunday as he suffered a head injury Friday.

Ference left Friday's game late in the first period and did not return. He has two goals and 10 points in 51 games with 49 penalty minutes. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Andrew Ference D EDM 11 Months

The Edmonton Oilers have given up a league-high 178 goals in 50 games and are on their fourth and fifth goalies of the season.

"It doesn't matter how good the forwards are, and the Oilers can rotate all the goalies they want; without an NHL caliber defense, none of it matters," writes Robert Tychkowsi of the Edmonton Sun. "With Justin Schultz, Anton Belov, Martin Marincin, Jeff Petry, Nick Schultz and Andrew Ference, with a sprinkling of Corey Potter and Philip Larsen, the Edmonton blueline is a disjointed mix of skinny, inexperienced newcomers and veterans who are not quite capable of picking up the slack. It's making for some hard nights." Ference, veteran of the Oilers' blueline, said: No team plays perfec. Even when you watch games with the top teams in the league, they still turn over the puck. Everybody makes mistakes, it's a matter of what kind of layers you have and what kind of awareness you have on the ice, so that when you do make mistakes there's back-up plans and there's people there to cover up. The teams that are consistently playing well, they have that. . ."