Report: Oilers’ Yamamoto a healthy scratch for second straight game

Matt Benning scored late in the third period as the Edmonton Oilers won a back-and-forth game against the Dallas Stars 5-4.

Rookie forward Kailer Yamamoto will reportedly be a healthy scratch for a second straight game when the Edmonton Oilers take on the Washington Capitals on Saturday.

Jack Michaels, who does play-by-play for the Oilers, tweeted that the team will be going with the same lineup from Thursday against the Dallas Stars. That means Jussi Jokinen, who replaced Yamamoto in the lineup on Thursday, will also play on Saturday.

Yamamoto, 19, was drafted by the Oilers in the first round, 22nd overall in June. In seven games this season, he has no goals and three assists.

He is still eligible to be returned to his junior club, the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL. If the Oilers return him to Spokane before he plays his 10th NHL game, the first year of his three-year entry-level contract will slide to next season.

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.