Eric Belanger C EDM Jul 06 '79

Eric Belanger has announced his retirement from hockey.

Belanger had his contract bought out by the Edmonton Oilers in the off-season and then signed a deal with Yekaterinburg of the KHL. But after going pointless in seven games, the 35-year-old decided enough was enough and has retired.

Eric Belanger C EDM Apr 26 '79

Eric Belanger has signed a one-year contract with KHL Yekaterinburg.

Belanger became an unrestricted free agent after the Edmonton Oilers bought out the final campaign of his old contract. He had three points and 10 penalty minutes in 26 games last season.

Eric Belanger C EDM Apr 14 '79

Edmonton has put Eric Belanger on unconditional waivers with the purpose of buying out the remainder of his contract.

He has one year left on his contract and was set to earn $1.25 million next season. Belanger's buyout will erase his $1.75 million cap hit from the Oilers salary cap. The veteran center didn't score a goal and had only three assists in 26 appearances last campaign.

Eric Belanger C EDM Jan 31 '79

Eric Belanger (groin) will return to the Edmonton Oilers' lineup on Monday.

Belanger hasn't played since March 25. "I'm not going to lie, there's a little bit of worry about it but I'm feeling pretty good," Belanger said. "I've been skating for over a week and it's been feeling okay. I'm crossing my fingers but if I can go through a game, hopefully I can finish the year strong."

Eric Belanger C EDM Jan 21 '79

Eric Belanger (groin) has started to practice with the Oilers.

It remains to be seen when Belanger might be able to return. He has three assists in 23 games this season.

Eric Belanger C EDM Jan 04 '79

Edmonton Oilers place Eric Belanger (groin) on injured reserve.

The Oilers plan to recall someone from their AHL affiliate before tonight's game. Belanger re-injured his groin during the second period of Monday's game. It was just his second game back in the lineup since being activated from IR on Saturday.

Eric Belanger C EDM Jan 04 '79

Eric Belanger re-injured his groin during the second period Monday and did not return.

Belanger returned to action on Saturday and actually got in a game and a half before going on the shelf once again. The Oilers could call up a minor leaguer like Anton Lander for Tuesday's game. Stay tuned.

Eric Belanger C EDM Jan 02 '79

Eric Belanger was activated from the IL on Saturday March 23.

Eric Belanger C EDM Dec 28 '78

Eric Belanger (groin) left Tuesday's practice before the line rushes.

Belanger was expected to return to the lineup Wednesday but this definitely throws a monkey wrench into those plans. We'll have to update you as soon as we know more but it certainly appears as if Belanger's groin isn't ready for game action just yet.

Eric Belanger C EDM Dec 19 '78

Edmonton Oilers forward Eric Belanger went on the injured reserve with a groin injury.

Belanger doesn't bring much to the table fantasy-wise, but he can be a helpful defensive forward for an Oilers team low on them. The team's getting three players back from injury on Sunday so it's not all bad for Edmonton.