The rumors of Taylor Hall heading to OKC bubbled over last week when it was all but confirmed that he’d arrive in the coming days. What was yet to be determined was the exact date of his arrival as well as a timetable for full shoulder recovery to play in the American Hockey League with fellow line mates, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. It appears that both of these are forthcoming.
Jason Gregor, radio host and OilersNation.com contributor, had this to say via his weekend wrap up:
Taylor Hall will head to OKC tomorrow for a two-week conditioning stint. He will practice with the team for a few weeks before returning to Edmonton to see his doctor. If all goes well he will be cleared and is hoping to play Friday November 2nd v. the Houston Aeros.
It’s nice to finally be privy to the plan for Hall in the coming weeks. I’ll assume by tomorrow he means Tuesday of this week. And indeed a two-week conditioning stint would have him starting the weekend of three games in three days – in OKC against Houston Friday and Saturday, in San Antonio Sunday.
Where he fits in this lineup is not in the least bit problematic at the top. Most likely he’ll play with Nugent-Hopkins and Eberle, the way they’ve played in the NHL in the most recent season. And that’s going to be very entertaining.
That likely means that someone drops off the roster, and packs their bags for Stockton. Tanner House, Kristians Pelss, and maybe even Cameron Abney are all candidates for the reshuffle.
More details posted here as the info becomes available.