On the eve of the Heritage Classic, Connor McDavid joins the Edmonton Oilers for practice
Connor McDavid's chances of starting for the Edmonton Oilers in their Heritage Classic matchup against the Calgary Flames on Sunday at Commonwealth Stadium appear good.
"Yes, I do feel good about it." achieving great strides. In practice today, I felt great. Regarding the upper body ailment that has kept him out of the last two games, McDavid stated, "There are a lot of really good signs."
"I felt that today went well. It was a wise move. Coach Jay Woodcroft remarked, "We'll see how he is when he wakes up in the morning."
Participating fully in Saturday's practice at Commonwealth, McDavid skated on a line with the Oilers' most reliable forward this season, Warren Foegele, and Leon Draisaitl.
"I see a great deal of energy and tenacity. "Foegele is a little bit of a bull," Draisaitl remarked. He works hard and follows the proper procedures. There are several positive aspects to his game. He may be the only player on our team having had a strong start.
Both the Oilers and the Flames are having trouble before the game. The Flames are 2-5-1, and the Oilers are 1-5-1.
"We approach the game with the mindset that we're here to win a game, even though it looks different than a typical game," Ryan Nugent-Hopkins said.
For the Oilers, Stuart Skinner is anticipated to start in goal.
For the most recent information about the Heritage Classic, tune in to the Face-off Show on 630 CHED. The puck drop is scheduled for 5 p.m., with the show beginning at 3 p.m.