Simply adding Dmitry Kulikov from Russia can greatly improve the situation for Edmonton Oilers.
Tippet said on the Oilers website: “We want to see a strong pair of veterans play against another team’s top players.” They are excellent short-handed players and do a good job defensively. That is what we want to try with them. “
On the offensive side, the Oilers are already counting on defensive players Tyson Barrie and Darnell Nurse.
Kulikov wore the color of Drummondville Voltigeurs in Quebec’s main youth hockey league in 2008-2009, completed a 7-day quarantine, and participated in the first full training with the Oilers on Friday.
“We talked to understand his preferences and how to read our games together,” Kurikov said of Larson. Now, we will see the progress of the game in the game. We still have a few days to practice for the next game. “
Indeed, the Oilers did not play in four consecutive days of the game because they resumed action in the Winnipeg battle against the Jets on Monday.
“It’s great to train with the team and get to know your teammates,” Kurikov agreed. If you are directly placed in the game after the transaction, then you have no time to think, but just embark on a cold road. On the other hand, it is a good thing to know your teammates before playing the game. “
Among the defenders of the Oilers, Sweden’s Oscar Klefbom, who was absent this season, met with the media on Friday to learn about his health.
Klefbom, who had surgery on his left shoulder earlier this year, said he is satisfied with his progress.
“I feel good,” he said. The operation will cause pain, but overall I am very happy. I still have a long way to go before recovery. This is a difficult operation and we must take time to solve it. I cannot say whether I will be ready in October or November. “