Oilers activate Russell, place Yamamoto on IR


Pittsburgh Penguins' Phil Kessel (81) and Edmonton Oilers' Kris Russell (4) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday November 1, 2017. (Jason Franson/CP)

The Edmonton Oilers have activated defenceman Kris Russell from injured reserve.

Russell has not appeared in a game since Dec. 11 due to a groin injury. He has one goal and seven assists in 31 games in 2018-19.

The Oilers won just two games in his absence.

Edmonton has also placed forward Kailer Yamamoto on IR with an upper-body injury. The 20-year-old has one goal and one assist in 13 games this season.


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