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Nurse added an assist, as the Oilers topped the Islanders 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: Darnell Nurse was productive in 2018-19, with 10 goals, and 41 points. The twenty-four-year-old defenseman has a good chance to improve on those numbers in 2019-20. Nurse is a reasonable bet for 40-plus points, and should help in hits, and PIM, in formats that include those categories. Darnell Nurse has three assists in three games.

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McDavid picked up three more points on Tuesday, as the Oilers beat the Islanders 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: Connor McDavid now has two goals, and eight points, in three just games this season. The best player in the world, has been unsurprisingly, very good. Connor McDavid is the epitome of a must-start in fantasy.

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James Neal set an Oilers franchise record, with six goals in his first three games.

Fantasy Impact: James Neal has to be loving life in Edmonton right now, he has six goals in just three games in 2019-20, after recording only seven goals in 63 games in 2018-19. Obviously Neal won't keep up this pace, but he's definitely poised for a massive improvement over last season. James Neal is seeing time on the top power-play unit, and had the second most TOI among Oilers forwards on Tuesday with 20:59. James Neal should be in fantasy lineups until he slows down.

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The Edmonton Oilers have decided to trade Milan Lucic to the Calgary Flames, in exchange for right winger James Neal. (Source: Ryan Rishaug on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The two Alberta rivals have decided to unload bad contract situations on their respective ends of the spectrum. Lucic may not be what he once was during his days in Boston, but he does have postseason experience, which can be a big plus for the Flames. Calgary took a huge step forward last season, and they appear ready to go even further in 2019. Expect Lucic to have an immediate impact on his new team.

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Leon Draisaitl delivered an assist in a win against the Canucks on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Draisaitl's assist was his 43rd point of the season and his 84th point of the season. He's having a great year as he's easily passed his career high of 77 points.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins notched his 17th goal of the year as the Oilers fell to the San Jose Sharks 5-2 Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Nugent-Hopkins has been steady with helpers throughout the year, but this was his first goal since January 19th —a span during which the Oilers have won just once.

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Cam Talbot allowed five goals on 39 shots as the Oilers fell to the Flyers in overtime 5-4 Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: There are plenty of other goaltenders on waiver wires to have to rely on Talbot as a backup at this stage.

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Mikko Koskinen stopped 20 shots in Edmonton's 3-2 shootout win over the Canucks on Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Koskinen is now 14-8-1 with 2.65 GAA and remains a solid option for a second goaltender.

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Alex Chiasson contributed a goal —his 13th of the season —in Edmonton's 5-4 OT loss to Winnipeg Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Chiasson's fantasy relevance is well on the way up, particularly for those in need of scoring in deeper leagues.

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Oscar Kiefbom's third period power play goal gave the Oilers a 3-2 lead and the eventual win Thursday night against the Kings.

Fantasy Impact: Kiefbom's now scored in two straight games —his first two goals of the season. Kiefbom remains one of the league's top fantasy defensemen.

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Drake Caggiula scored two goals, one shorthanded, in the Oilers Thursday night win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Fantasy Impact: All four of Caggiula's goals have come in two games. He hasn't been viewed as much of an offensive weapon but he was assisted on his even-strength goal by Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. If he sticks close to them going forward then he may produce enough to warrant fantasy consideration.

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Tobias Rieder with two assists

Sat, Oct 27th 7:09pm EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Tobias Rieder picked up two assists in Edmonton's win against Nashville.

Fantasy Impact: Reider's two assists puts him up to 5 points on the season with them all being assists.

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Kailer Yamamoto scored two goals, including the game winner against the Calgary Flames in Saturday's pre-season finale.

Fantasy Impact: Yamamoto was celebrating his 20th birthday and finished the pre-season in impressive fashion. He scored six goals in six games for the Oilers and looks to have cemented a spot on the right wing. He could be a nice sleeper pick in upcoming fantasy drafts.

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Puljujarvi fired home a Nugent-Hopkins setup in the slot with a great one-timer at 17:04 of the first, giving the Oilers an early 2 goal lead.

Fantasy Impact: Puljujarvi has 11 goals and 7 assists this season.

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Benning sent the outlet pass to Leon Draisaitl on Milan Lucic's goal to give the Oilers the lead in the first period.

Fantasy Impact: Benning has 4 goals and 13 assists this season.

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Khaira finished a chance created by the rebound following Ryan Strome's shorthanded breakaway attempt 8 minutes into the game.

Fantasy Impact: Khaira has 11 goals and 8 assists this season.

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Strome grabbed an unforced fumble by the Arizona point man and went on a breakaway resulting in a rebound buried by Jujhar Khaira shorthanded.

Fantasy Impact: Strome has 12 goals and 19 assists this season.

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Sekera found McDavid in stride through a bunch of Rangers defenders as he went on to provide the returning Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with the consolation goal.

Fantasy Impact: Sekera has no goals and 3 assists this season.

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Slepyshev took first crack at an airborne puck that ended up on Connor McDavid's stick in front for the goal, 11:01 intot he first.

Fantasy Impact: Slepyshev has 5 goals and 5 assists this season.

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Aberg picked up a Ryan strome lateral pass and forwarded it back to the far post to Jesse Puljujarvi for the easy tap-in early in the third period.

Fantasy Impact: Aberg earned the first point as an Oiler in his first game.

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