ContributorsPublishersAdvertisers

Darnell Nurse

Sportsnet.ca

Oilers' Darnell Nurse played with torn hip flexor during Stanley Cup Playoffs

It was clear that Darnell Nurse was playing through an injury during the Stanley Cup Playoffs -- and the Edmonton Oilers defenceman confirmed as much after his team's elimination. Nurse revealed that he was playing with a torn hip flexor following the Oilers' 6-5 loss to the Colorado Avalanche in...
NHL
Picture for Oilers' Darnell Nurse played with torn hip flexor during Stanley Cup Playoffs
CBS Sports

Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Mixed results Saturday

Nurse recorded an assist, eight hits, two shots on goal and two PIM in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Avalanche in Game 3. Nurse started off well with the secondary assist on Connor McDavid's goal in the first minute. The 27-year-old defenseman was later involved in another goal-scoring play, but it was for the Avalanche, as Nurse tipped a Valeri Nichushkin pass into his own net. It hasn't been a great postseason for Nurse, who has five points, 26 shots on net, 34 hits, 31 blocked shots, 25 PIM and a plus-5 rating in 14 contests. Despite his struggles, he's expected to remain in a top-pairing role for Monday's must-win Game 4.
NHL
RELATED CHANNELS
CBS Sports

Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Pockets assist

Nurse recorded an assist, two hits and a minus-2 rating in Tuesday's 8-6 loss to the Avalanche in Game 1. Nurse helped out on a Ryan McLeod tally in the second period. With a goal and an assist in his last two games, Nurse has gotten on the scoresheet in consecutive contests for the first time since the the first two games in the opening round. The 27-year-old has four points, 22 shots on net, 23 hits, 29 blocked shots, 22 PIM and a plus-9 rating in 12 playoff outings.
NHL
CBS Sports

Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Finds twine Thursday

Nurse scored a goal on three shots and went plus-2 in Thursday's 5-4 overtime win over the Flames in Game 5. Nurse got the Oilers on the board at 7:40 of the second period. The goal snapped an eight-game point drought for the defenseman, who was conspicuously quiet on offense in a series that saw the Oilers score 25 times. He's at two goals, one assist, 21 shots on net, 21 hits, 28 blocked shots, 22 PIM and a plus-11 rating in 11 playoff contests while continuing to play in a top-pairing role.
NHL
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
CBS Sports

Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Likely facing suspension

Nurse will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Wednesday for headbutting Kings' Phillip Danault. At this point, Nurse should be expected to receive at least a one-game suspension. The blueliner is pointless in his last three contests during which he has managed just three shots on goal while dishing out six hits. With Nurse unlikely to be in the lineup for Game 6 against the Kings on Thursday, Kris Russell figures to suit up for the first time since Game 1 on May 2.
NHL
CBS Sports

Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Suspended for Game 6

Nurse has received a one-game suspension for headbutting and will be ineligible to play in Thursday's Game 6 clash with the Kings. Nurse's absence will create a significant hole in the Oilers' blue line considering he is averaging 21:45 of ice time in the postseason. With Nurse unavailable, Evan Bouchard figures to see the biggest uptick in ice time while Kris Russell should step into the lineup for Game 6.
NHL
CBS Sports

Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Scores shortie in Game 2

Nurse scored a shorthanded goal, went plus-3, logged three hits, blocked two shots and added two PIM in Wednesday's 6-0 win over the Kings in Game 2. Nurse got loose in the second period and converted the Oilers' second goal. The defenseman picked up three of his 35 points this season shorthanded, so this isn't too surprising of a development. He's an all-situations player, and he's posted two points, five shots, four hits and five blocked shots in two playoff contests.
NHL
CBS Sports

Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Draws assist in return

Nurse produced an assist, four shots on goal, three blocked shots and two PIM in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Kings in Game 1. Nurse missed the last four games of the regular season with a lower-body injury. He only played 20:27 in Game 1, well below his average ice time of 25:03 per game. The 27-year-old may see a slightly smaller workload if the Oilers continue to roll with seven defensemen. Nurse put up 35 points, 203 shots on net, 196 hits and 132 blocked shots in 71 regular-season contests.
NHL
CBS Sports

Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Expected to play Monday

Nurse (lower body) is on the ice for warmups and is expected to play in Game 1 against the Kings on Monday, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports. Nurse missed the final four games of the regular season but he'll return to the lineup as the postseason begins. The 27-year-old blueliner scored nine goals and 35 points through 71 games this season. He's expected to skate in his usual top-pair role Monday.
NHL
CBS Sports

Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Game-time call

Nurse (lower body) will be a game-time decision against the Kings on Monday. Nurse was in his customary top-pairing role at Monday's morning skate, so it certainly appears as though he will be ready to go despite his official designation. In his prior 10 outings before suffering his lower-body injury, the veteran defenseman generated two goals, four assists and 22 shots while averaging 21:44 of ice time. While he's unlikely to ever be an elite fantasy option, Nurse has some offensive upside and can provide mid-range value.
NHL
CBS Sports

Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Expected to be ready for Game 1

Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun expects Nurse (lower body) to play in Monday's Game 1 versus the Kings. Nurse will likely return to a top-pairing role and a spot on the second power-play unit Monday. The 27-year-old defender picked up nine goals and 26 points through 71 contests during the regular season.
NHL
CBS Sports

Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Done for regular season

Nurse (lower body) will not play in the Oilers' last three regular-season contests, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports Monday. Nurse may still be an option for Game 1 of the postseason; however, that is far from guaranteed. In his 10 prior outings before suffering his lower-body injury, the 27-year-old defenseman recorded two goals, four assists and 22 shots. Whenever Nurse is given the green light to play, he figures to offer decent mid-range fantasy value.
NHL
CBS Sports

Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Won't make trip

Nurse (lower body) won't travel for the Oilers' upcoming two-game road trip, Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca reports. Edmonton has yet to release an expected timetable for Nurse's recovery, but he'll miss the team's next two games at a minimum. Kris Russell will likely take Nurse's spot in the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Blue Jackets.
NHL