Oscar Klefbom
D EDM
3 weeks ago

Klefbom tallied an assist Tuesday and registered a team-high seven shots on goal in a 4-3 home loss to Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

It was Klefbom's third point in his last five games and all have been of the assist variety. For the season, the Swedish blueliner has just five helpers and has yet to score a goal in 11 games. Off to a slow start, Klefbom will be expected to produce more than he did a year ago in what was a disappointing campaign that saw him finish with only 21 points in 66 games.

Oscar Klefbom
D EDM
3 months ago

Klefbom (shoulder) will be ready for the start of Oilers' training camp, Jim Matheson of The Edmonton Journal reports

EDGE Analysis

After missing the tail end of last season, Klefbom is eager to re-establish himself as Edmonton's backend workhorse, having led the team in average ice time in each of the last three seasons. His 2017-18 performance fell well short of expectations, mind you, the same could be said for the Oilers collectively. If Edmonton plans to turn things around, they need the imposing Swede to be at his best, something he most certainly was not a season ago. Assuming he stays healthy like he did in 2016-17, expect a bounce-back year from Klefbom.

Oscar Klefbom
D EDM
8 months ago

Klefbom's shoulder surgery was deemed successful and he'll be set for workouts in 5-to-6 weeks.

EDGE Analysis

Klefbom was only able to draw into 66 games this season after playing out the entire schedule in 2016-17. He finished with 21 points -- which was 17 fewer than the previous campaign -- but he was well on his way to establishing a new career high in blocked shots with 136 of those. Given that the Swede went under the knife right away, he'll presumably have plenty of time to recover in terms of being ready for training camp in the fall.

Oscar Klefbom
D EDM
8 months ago

Klefbom will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, Bob Stauffer of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite playing each of the Oilers' past three games, Klefbom and the team knew that he'd soon have his 2017-18 campaign come to an end due to the corrective procedure. After logging 12 goals and 38 points -- including three goals and 16 points on the power play -- last season, Klefbom saw his production dip to just five goals and 21 points in 66 games this season. The Swedish blueliner isn't expected to miss preparations for what he'll be hoping is a bounce-back campaign in 2018-19.

Oscar Klefbom
D EDM
8 months ago

Klefbom lit the lamp and tallied an assist in a 4-3 loss to the Sharks on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Klefbom had missed the previous two games for Edmonton with an undisclosed issue. Before that, he had been playing well, notching two points and 14 shots on net in three contests. The Swede has only managed five goals this season, thanks in part to a 2.1 shooting percentage, but at least his recent play is encouraging.

Oscar Klefbom
D EDM
8 months ago

Klefbom (undisclosed) will be in the lineup for Wednesday's tilt against San Jose.

EDGE Analysis

The Swedish defender missed the past two contests after undergoing a "minor procedure" and Wednesday could be one of the last games he plays in 2017-18 with head coach Todd McLellan announcing that Klefbom will undergo another procedure as soon as next week. Apparently, no further damage can be done by playing which provides an explanation for this unique situation. Klefbom has produced four goals and 19 points in 63 games to this point, including a goal and six points on the power play, and will be a welcome addition to Edmonton's back end.

Oscar Klefbom
D EDM
8 months ago

Klefbom will miss the next two games after undergoing a "minor procedure," according to Oilers coach Todd McLellan.

EDGE Analysis

We're waiting for more details on Klefbom, who has 19 points (four goals, 15 assists) working against a minus-10 rating through 63 games this campaign. The Swede also is a factor with the man advantage, so the team could press rookie Ethan Bear back into that important special teams spot as soon as Saturday against Minnesota.

Oscar Klefbom
D EDM
10 months ago

Klefbom has two points, both assists, in 12 games since returning from an injury.

EDGE Analysis

Those aren't good numbers, but it's not like Klefbom was playing great hockey before the injury. After having 12 goals and 26 assists last season, the Swede only has three goals and eight helpers in 45 games this year. The Oilers have been disappointing, and Klefbom has certainly been a part of that.

Oscar Klefbom
D EDM
11 months ago

As expected, Klefbom (undisclosed) will return to the lineup for Friday's game against the Blackhawks.

EDGE Analysis

Klefbom has missed the Oilers' last three games while recovering from several nagging injuries, but the 24-year-old blueliner appears to be back to 100 percent ahead of Friday's matchup with Chicago. The left-handed Swede has had a disappointing start to the campaign, notching nine points (three goals, six assists) in 33 games after totaling 38 points (12 goals, 26 assists) in 82 contests a season ago, but his offensive production could begin to trend upward now that he's fully healthy.

Oscar Klefbom
D EDM
11 months ago1 Comment

Klefbom (undisclosed) is expected to be available for Friday's matchup with Chicago, according to coach Todd McLellan.

EDGE Analysis

Unfortunately for fantasy owners, the news effectively rules Klefbom out versus Winnipeg on Wednesday. Prior to getting hurt, the defenseman has tallied a mere nine points in 33 games and appears unlikely to repeat his 2016-17 breakout performance (12 goals and 26 assists). Once activated off injured reserve, Klefbom will likely bounce Brandon Davison or Adam Larsson from the lineup.