Talbot has suited up for 22 games in Oilers colours this season, posting a save percentage of .903 and a goals-against average of 3.00 in that span. The 30-year-old played a key role in carrying the Oilers last season, playing 73 games while putting up a .919 save percentage and a 2.39 goals-against average.
He has to remain on the injured reserve until Dec. 5, so Talbot will miss at least the next two games, but is eligible to return against the Flyers at home on Dec. 6. Oilers coach Todd McLellan says Talbot will be out for at least two weeks.
Edmonton recalled 23-year-old Nick Ellis from their AHL affiliate in Bakersfield as a result. Through 11 AHL tilts this season, Ellis has a save percentage of .914 and a goals-against average of 2.82.
Also on the roster is 24-year-old goaltender Laurent Brossoit, who’s started three games for Edmonton this season.