Philip Larsen D EDM 4 Days
Philip Larsen (back) hopes to be back by Dec. 12 at the latest.
That would be the final game of the Oilers' current home stand. Larsen stayed in Edmonton and skated rather than joining the team for their recent road trip. "I'm feeling good, it's been going better," he said. "I was skating on my own every day when the team was away. It's getting stronger."
Philip Larsen D EDM 11 Days
Philip Larsen (back) took part in Tuesday's practice.
Larsen has been out for three straight games due to the ailment. He might be healthy enough to join the Oilers' on their upcoming three-game road trip. "He was playing extremely well. We miss him back there. It would be great to have another guy who can move the puck like that," coach Dallas Eakins said.
Philip Larsen D EDM 23 Days
Philip Larsen could be worth keeping an eye on if you're scrounging around for fantasy options on the blue-line.
Since Justin Schultz has been sidelined with a groin injury, Larsen has completely taken over the number one role in Edmonton. Over the last six contests, Larsen has been averaging 21:22 per contest while appearing in 63 percent of the Oilers' power play opportunities (3:07 per game). During that span, he's also picked up five points along with 14 shots on goal. The Oilers are a team that is experiencing a bit of a rollercoaster ride so far this campaign, but the talent is definitely there for a potential offensive explosion. As long as Schultz is out of the lineup and you can handle the minus five rating, Larsen could be a worthwhile fantasy own if you're looking for options.
Philip Larsen D EDM 27 Days
Edmonton defenseman Philip Larsen had three assists Sunday in a 5-4 loss to the Blackhawks.
The defenseman had two assists on the power play and now has a goal and five points in five games. He was a minus-three in the game against Chicago and was on for four of the Blackhawk goals at even strength. He was picked up from the Stars in the Shawn Horcoff trade and has some offensive upside.