Oilers forced into lineup change prior to Game 1 vs. Canucks

The Oilers take on the Canucks in Vancouver starting tonight.

Michael W.

It's going to be one of the most highly anticipated postseason series in recent memory, as the Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers will battle one another for the first time since 1992. 

However, there's been a confirmed lineup change for the Oilers ahead of tonight's Game 1 at Rogers Arena in downtown Vancouver. Forward Adam Henrique, who has proven to be a valuable addition to the team after his acquisition from the Anaheim Ducks at the 2024 NHL Trade Deadline, will be unable to suit up.

Oilers coach Kris Knoblauch recently categorized Henrique's status as "day to day", and couldn't confirm whether or not he'd be able to play in the series opener. In his place, forward Connor Brown will make his Oilers postseason debut.

For Brown, it's an exciting opportunity that he wants to take advantage of. 

"It's been a while since I've been able to play in the post-season, so I'm just overall pumped to be in the lineup and be part of such a special group here," Brown said of getting the chance to play in the playoffs. 

Tonight's game will begin at 10:00 PM EST. 

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