Some good news for Oiler fans came down today as some key missing ingredients are ready, or almost ready to make their return to the Oilers active roster.
Mike Comrie, who had his turn with the flu, skated with the team as they got ready for their contest versus the Colorado Avalanche, and it looks like he'll play along side Shawn Horcoff and Patrick O'Sullivan.
With a healthy Mike Comrie, the Oilers will look to O'Sullivan and Comrie to re-kindle that spark they had putting some much needed points on the board for the Oilers after losing 5-2 to Calgary and 2-0 to Vancouver. Both games the Oilers struggled on the offensive side.
Sideline with more than the flu, Fernando Pisani has yet to play a game this year for Edmonton due to back issues, but he too skated today with the Oilers. Pisani is by no means ready to play tonight, but the Oilers are making organizational arrangements in regards to their cap situation and active roster in preparation for his return.
Unless a trade (which has been rumoured lately among the Oilers blogosphere) happens, Sheldon Souray will be put on long term injured reserved to make cap room for Pisani.
The Oilers could use a bit more solid two-way presence in their own zone and special teams assistance which Pisani brings.
The Oilers head to Rexall Place to take on the Avalanche who have one of the best records in the Western Conference. Their hope is that the return of Comrie and the Oilers' very solid home-record thus far this season are enough to stop the Avs in their tracks.