Kris Knoblauch confirms 2 lineup changes for Game 3.
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Kris Knoblauch confirms 2 lineup changes for Game 3.

The head coach of the Edmonton Oilers has confirmed that we will see two changes tonight.

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The Edmonton Oilers are officially making changes to their lineup ahead of Game 3 of the Western Conference Final later this evening.

Oilers head coach Kris Knoblauch confirmed a pair of changes to his lineup on Monday when addressing the media, indicating that veteran forward Adam Henrique would be making his much anticipated return to the lineup. There has been talk that Henrique is close to a return and he even hit the ice for warm ups prior to the start of Game 2, but it was determined at that time that Henrique would wait out a while longer. 

Henrique has been a valuable part of the Oilers offense during the playoffs, eating up considerable ice time while also contributing offensively with 1 goal and 1 assist for a total of 2 points over 6 games. His return will be a welcomed addition to the lineup, especially when you consider the wealth of experience Henrique has amassed throughout his NHL career.

Of course the good news for Henrique means bad news for another Oiler who will be forced to come out of the lineup in order to make room for the returning Henrique. Knoblauch has confirmed that Ryan MacLeod will be that man tonight, although Knoblauch stressed that this was merely a reset and insisted that MacLeod won't be out of the lineup for very long.

Stay tuned for all the latest and up to date information ahead of Game 3 later tonight.