— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) January 15, 2016
Yakupov hasn’t played since Nov. 23 after suffering a freak ankle injury when he was taken down by linesman Matt MacPherson after a faceoff against the Carolina Hurricanes.
The first-overall pick of the 2012 Draft has 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) 22 games this year.
He has played in 214 games since being drafted, and scored his 100th career point earlier in the Carolina game.
Hunt, 27, has no points in six games this year with the Oilers.