Oilers “Fab Five” itching to play together in NHL, plus updates on Blake Geoffrion, Peter Regin and Leo Komarov.
EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers “Fab Five” – Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, free agent addition Justin Schultz and 2012 first overall pick Nail Yakupov – can’t wait to play together in the NHL.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Though all but Yakupov (who’s played very well in the KHL) are playing together with the Oilers farm club in Oklahoma City (with varying degrees of success), Oilers fans are looking forward to seeing these five united and how well they’ll perform together. Hopefully, this lockout will end soon so we can all see how much the Oilers improve with all five on the roster.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: A week after suffering a serious head injury in an AHL game, Canadiens forward Blake Geoffrion is out of hospital and making progress in his recovery from head surgery.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Best wishes to Geoffrion for a continued speedy recovery.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators forward Peter Regin will join a group of fellow locked-out NHLers’ on a charity tour of the Northwest Territories, after which he’s likely bound for Finland.
TORONTO SUN: Marlies forward Leo Komarov is hoping to exercise an escape clause in his contract to return to the KHL, but the club is reluctant to let him go.