Thursday, September 23, 2010
The lineup for tonight:
Hemsky - Gagner - Hall
Penner - Cogliano - Paajarvi
Reddox - Fraser- Brule
MacIntyre - Pitlick - Omark
Khabibulin will not play quite yet. Maybe on Sunday? They're going to have to get him in for three or four games. He needs the work. He hasn't played since last November. He was convicted of extreme DUI last month and sentenced to 30 days in jail. He is appealing his sentence and therefore is in camp and ready to play. We don't know how long the appeal process will take or if he will play the entire season. So the Oilers are in limbo and can only hope he can return to form and play the entire season, and if necessary, serve his jail time in the off-season. We wait.
It's almost hockey time. It's been a looooooooooooong five months.
As a side note, I've been asked to write a weekly blog/article for The Fourth Period on the Oilers. I'm honored to be asked and look forward to continue writing for this blog, contributing occasionally to Oilers Jambalaya and now to The Fourth Period. My first article went up a couple weeks ago on the Oilers off-season.