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Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Expected to play in preseason
Ekholm (hip flexor) is expected to get into at least one preseason game, Jason Gregor of Sports 1440 Edmonton reports.
Ekholm missed the start of training camp but is close to returning to the lineup. He should play at some point in the next 10 days and is expected to be ready for Opening Night in Vancouver on Oct. 11. Ekholm had nine goals and 32 points in 78 games split between Nashville and Edmonton last year.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Has hip flexor injury
Ekholm will miss the start of training camp due to a hip flexor injury, per Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com.
Ekholm had nine goals and 32 points in 78 contests between Nashville and Edmonton last season. When he's healthy, Ekholm is likely to serve on the second pairing while seeing time with the No. 2 power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Scores in Game 4 win
Ekholm scored a goal on three shots and added two hits in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Golden Knights in Game 4.
Ekholm tallied the Oilers' third goal of the first period. The 32-year-old defenseman hadn't scored since April 11, but he's added six helpers through 10 playoff contests. Ekholm continues to provide a steadying defensive presence on the Oilers' second pairing. He's added 14 shots on net, 25 hits, seven blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in the postseason.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Generates two assists
Ekholm provided two assists, three hits and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 1.
Ekholm has picked up all six of his assists this postseason over his last four games. The 32-year-old defenseman also has eight shots on net, 23 hits, seven blocked shots and a plus-3 rating. He continues to play a key role at both ends of the ice, and with the Oilers' top-end talent, he's likely to also keep chipping in offense.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Adds helper Saturday
Ekholm provided an assist, three hits and two PIM in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Kings in Game 6.
Ekholm helped out on Connor McDavid's opening tally. After a slow start on offense, Ekholm finished the first round with four helpers, a plus-1 rating, seven shots on net, 20 hits and seven blocked shots over six contests. The defenseman should continue to be a force in his own zone with the ability to chip in some offense as well.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Dishes two assists
Ekholm notched two assists and two hits in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Kings in Game 5.
Ekholm's offense is coming around again -- he has three helpers over the last two games. One of his assists Tuesday came on the power play. He's also produced 17 hits, seven blocked shots and an even plus-minus rating through five playoff outings so far while logging top-four minutes.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Gets on scoresheet with helper
Ekholm notched an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Kings in Game 4.
Ekholm had the secondary helper on Evander Kane's equalizer with 3:02 left in the third period. The assist was Ekholm's first point in four playoff contests. He had 14 points and a plus-28 rating in 21 regular-season outings with the Oilers after he was traded from the Predators, but he's taken on more of a defensive assignment in the first round. The blueliner has added 15 hits, seven blocked shots, six shots on net and an even plus-minus rating in a top-four role during the postseason.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Supplies assist in win
Ekholm notched an assist, a plus-2 rating and two hits in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
Ekholm had a goal and two assists over the last three games of the regular season. Since he was traded from the Predators, he's been a cure to what ailed the Oilers, bolstering their defense while chipping in 14 points over 21 contests. The 32-year-old will likely be asked to take on larger minutes in the playoffs -- he averaged 20:47 of ice time per game in Edmonton, but he'd averaged over 22 minutes per contest in the previous six years in Nashville.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Tallies in win
Ekholm scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over the Avalanche.
Ekholm has a goal, three assists and a plus-11 rating over his last five contests. He provided a quick response to Ben Meyers' opening tally in the first period, scoring just 36 seconds later. Ekholm has nine goals, 31 points, a plus-26 rating, 134 shots on net, 104 blocked shots and 89 hits through 77 appearances between the Oilers and the Predators.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Defensive stalwart Saturday
Ekholm posted an assist and went plus-6 in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Sharks.
While plus-minus has its flaws, going plus-6 is a good showing no matter how you cut it. Good things happened for the Oilers when Ekholm was on the ice Saturday. He even got involved with the offense, setting up a Zach Hyman tally in the second period. Ekholm is up to a plus-25 rating with 12 points in 19 outings with the Oilers. Through 76 contests overall, he has eight goals, 22 helpers, 131 shots on net, 104 blocked shots and 89 hits.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Generates two helpers Saturday
Ekholm posted two assists and went plus-3 in Saturday's 6-0 win over the Ducks.
Ekholm ended his five-game slump when he set up Zach Hyman on the opening goal. In the third period, Ekholm added a shorthanded helper as Leon Draisaitl reached the 50-goal mark with the Oilers' last tally. Ekholm is up to 29 points, 127 shots on net, 102 blocked shots, 88 hits, 26 PIM and a plus-18 rating through 73 appearances between Edmonton and Nashville this season.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Two goals in overtime win
Ekholm scored a pair of goals on five shots, went plus-2, added two hits and blocked two shots in Monday's 5-4 overtime win over the Sharks.
Ekholm twice answered goals by fellow Swedish defenseman Erik Karlsson. The latter of Ekholm's tallies sent the game to overtime, where Darnell Nurse won it for the Oilers. Ekholm has three goals, four assists and a plus-8 rating over his last five contests. He's up to eight goals, 27 points, 118 shots on net, 94 blocked shots, 80 hits and a plus-15 rating through 67 outings overall.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Three big points in win
Ekholm delivered three assists Saturday in a 6-4 win over Seattle.
One was even on the power play. Ekholm wasn't brought into the Oil Patch for his offense, but he has delivered. The defender has seven points (one goal, six assists) in nine games with his new squad.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-4, 215 lbs|
|Birthplace: Borlange, Sweden|