Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Hemsky Set to Return Tuesday

The Northwest Division-leading Edmonton Oilers will get a big boost in their line-up on Tuesday night, as they expect to have Ales Hemsky back in their line-up for their game against the Canadiens at the Bell Centre in Montreal.  Hemsky has been out since the middle of October with a shoulder injury, having missed the last 11 games for the club, which is just a few more than the 6-to-8 games that was theoretically projected.

In the draft, Chris M. will welcome Hemsky back with open arms, as his team has yet to eclipse the 100-point mark this season, currently mired in 15th spot with 97 points.  The Oilers have been scoring a lot in his absence and there is a lot of talent coming back and being added to the already potent line-up, so this could work well in Chris' favour.

When Hemsky left, Chris was ranked 7th in the pool and has also missed out on games from Travis Zajac, Jussi Jokinen and Ryan Whitney this season, so the drop in the standings was pretty well inevitable.

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