Kailer Yamamoto back, Oilers scratching their heads
Edmonton Oilers forward Kailer Yamamoto can return to action Friday against the New York Rangers after a month out.
< p>On the sidelines since January 11 with an upper body injury, Yamamoto will be used against the “Blueshirts”, confirmed head coach Jay Woodcroft.
The small winger , who has 12 points, including four goals, in 31 games this season, is ready to attack the rest of the season.
“I feel really good now. […] I think it's definitely time to put my injury in the rearview mirror. It's been going on for a while, so I think it's time to move on and I'm looking forward to the rest of the season,” Yamamoto explained, according to the “Toronto Sun.”
With his return to the roster, the Oilers will face a problem with the salary cap. For his part, Woodcroft isn't too bothered about this situation.
“Ken [Holland, general manager] has a lot of balls in the air. The only thing I know is that 'Yamo' is going to play in tomorrow's game.”
24-year-old striker Jesse Puljujarvi, who is in a whirlwind of rumors, was not moreover not at the training of his team, Thursday morning, for a “day of treatment”.