Oilers’ Eberle to make season debut Friday vs. Penguins

Oilers forward Jordan Eberle talks about the frustration of the shoulder injury that has him sidelined 4-6 weeks, but says at least there’s a brightside.

While the Edmonton Oilers suffered a blow Wednesday in the form of Connor McDavid hitting the shelf for the foreseeable future, the club received a boost in the right direction Thursday.

Forward Jordan Eberle is expected to make his 2015-16 debut Friday versus the Pittsburgh Penguins, Oilers head coach Todd McLellan announced.

Eberle missed the Oilers first 13 games of the season after he sustained a shoulder injury in training camp on September 29.

The 25-year-old will skate on a line with Taylor Hall and Leon Draisaitl.

Eberle was the Oilers leading scorer in 2014-15, totaling 24 goals and 63 points in 81 games.

Edmonton plays host to the Penguins at Rexall Place Friday beginning at 7:00 p.m. MT/9:00 p.m. ET and can be seen on Sportsnet.

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