Sports
Arrow
Title - Oil Drop
Follow OurHometown.ca on... Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow us on RSS
Follow Me on TwitterRob Soria is the Edmonton Oilers' correspondent for OurHometown.ca. Rob was born and raised in Edmonton and is the author of the Edmonton Oilers blog - OilDrop.ca. He has been a dedicated follower of the game and its history for years but his focus remains on his hometown Edmonton Oilers. If you have questions or wish to contact Rob, you can email him at rsoria@ourhometown.ca
Sutton to learn his fate Tuesday, Hemsky returns to practice
Rob Soria
OurHometown.ca

Oil Drop
Sutton to learn his fate Tuesday, Hemsky returns to practice
Word out of Toronto is that defenceman Andy Sutton will have to wait until Tuesday to find out if he will be facing any further discipline for his open ice hit on Colorado rookie Gabriel Landeskog. Ales Hemsky took part in practice over the weekend after skating on his own over the last week.
PHOTO CREDIT - EdmontonOilers.com

Edmonton - Oct. 31, 2011 - Word out of Toronto is that defenceman Andy Sutton will have to wait until Tuesday to find out if he will be facing any further discipline for his open ice hit on Colorado rookie Gabriel Landeskog. While Sutton's hit was not an all out head shot, at least in my mind, the big blueliner did connect with the youngsters head, which is almost always a suspension in today's NHL.

Jeff Petry will slide into a regular top six role while Sutton serves his sentence but if he ends up with a lengthy suspension, look for Colten Teubert to likely get the call up. Teubert has been playing well in Oklahoma City this season and the youngster has the size that Edmonton would undoubtedly be looking to add back into the mix.

Ales Hemsky took part in practice over the weekend after skating on his own over the last week. He hinted at possibly being ready to go early in the Oilers upcoming six game road trip. The shoulder sounds like it is doing well and while Hemsky is itching to get going again, he does not want to return to quickly and find himself on the sidelines once again.

It will be interesting to see what the coaching staff does when #83 returns to the starting lineup. If the kids continue to play well asa line, look for the Oilers to play the talented winger on a line with Shawn Horcoff and Ryan Smyth or possibly Sam Gagner and Magnus Paajarvi. One would guess they would be leaning towards reuniting Hemsky with his former linemates but he may be just what Gagner and Pajaarvi need to kick start their games.


Follow OurHometown.ca on... Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow us on RSS Follow Us with E-Mail Updates!
Send Us Your Thoughts


Title - Story Count
8,399 Stories & Growing Daily...

To date OurHometown.ca has posted a total of 8,399 stories! News, sports, hockey, lifestyle, opinion and more!

Be sure to check out our Contributors and Columnists archives!


Title - More OH Headlines
Click on Photo or Story Title for more info
Detroit Grand Prix Canceled for 2020
Team Canada will not send athletes to Games in summer 2020 due to COVID-19 risks
NBA to suspend season following Wednesday
Lyn St. James to Race in Historic Trans-Am Series at the 2020 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix
2019 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear Fast Facts
OurHometown.ca News Database Last Updated:
Dec. 31, 2021 @ 8:03 AM EST


Footer
Free Sitemap Generator