Oilers reveal lineup changes for crucial Game 4

The Oilers are back in action tonight, but with a different lineup!

Michael W.

The Edmonton Oilers are facing the possibility of falling behind three games to one in the Western Conference Final if they aren't able to defeat the Dallas Stars in tonight's critical Game 4 at Rogers Place. And to that end, they are introducing a few notable lineup changes. 

Getting inserted into the Oilers lineup are Ryan McLeod, Corey Perry and Philip Broberg, while coming out of the lineup are Warren Foegele, Sam Carrick and Vincent Desharnais. 

Perry is still looking for his first point of the postseason, having an empty stat line in the 10 games that he's played. Meanwhile, Broberg draws into the lineup for the first time in the playoffs, having last played in the regular season last month.

According to head coach Kris Knoblauch, Broberg's upside will be to Edmonton's advantage.

“(Broberg’s) been making the most of his season,” Knoblauch said. “Very difficult situation here. We feel we have a player who is NHL-ready, but we had our six defencemen and we were very fortunate this year to have almost no injuries.

“You’ve got a young defenceman who we believe has got tremendous upside. (He) has to play, so if we have our six, it was not beneficial for him being here as our seventh. He went to Bakersfield and was great down there.”

The Oilers and Stars will get underway from Rogers Place in Edmonton starting at 8:30 PM EST. 

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