Photo credit: CTV

RUMOR: Edmonton Oilers Could Bench Evander Kane Soon

Published December 22, 2023 at 12:18

Oilers Must Do What it Takes to Win Now


The Oilers found themselves in a deep hole in the standings at the beginning of the season.

Despite a recent eight-game winning streak that gave a second breath to their season, every game remains crucial to keep the team in the playoff race.

With this goal in mind, head coach Kris Knoblauch must do what it takes to win every night, even if it means making difficult decisions regarding veteran players.

Last night, Connor Brown was healthy-scratched due to his early-season struggles, despite his impressive experience and his $3.225 million salary.

Now, there's speculation within Oilers Nation that Evander Kane could be the next player to find himself healthy scratched.

Scratching Veterans: Kane to Follow Brown?


Over the past few weeks, Kane has frequently missed practices, because of a persistent injury that is clearly affecting his performance. Kane has managed just 2 points in his last eight games and appears noticeably less explosive than his typical power-forward self.

If Kane fails to get back to his usual form in terms of both play and production, Knoblauch should not hesitate to send a message by potentially scratching him.

As seen on Oilers Daily - Kane could be a healthy scratch next
December 22   |   22 answers
RUMOR: Edmonton Oilers Could Bench Evander Kane Soon

Do you think the Oilers will make the playoffs this season?

Yes940.9 %
No1359.1 %
Latest 10 stories