Oilers activate Bear, place Lagesson on injured reserve

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Ethan Bear (74) has been activated from injured reserve. (Dale MacMillan/CP)

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Ethan Bear has been activated from injured reserve while defenceman William Lagesson was added to it.

Bear has been out of the lineup since he was struck in the head by a puck in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 30. He has practised a couple of times in the past week and could return to the lineup on Thursday against the Vancouver Canucks.

In nine games this season, Bear has two assists while averaging more than 20 minutes of ice time per game.

Lagesson left Monday's game against the Winnipeg Jets with an upper-body injury and missed Tuesday's contest against the Canucks. He has two assists in eight games this season.

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