Friday, December 15, 2017
Oilers Will Get Boost As Cam Talbot Returns on Saturday vs. Wild
Cam Talbot will make his return from a lower body injury when the Oilers face the Wild on Saturday in Minnesota, and head coach Todd McLellan hopes the return of one of the backbones of the club will spark an uptick in form. "I don't want to downgrade [backup goaltender Laurent] Brossoit and the work that he came in and did but your starter is your starter and you feel good when he's back in there," McLellan said. "He's fresh and he has been able to practice--not a complete practice--so there is some concern there, but at some point he's going to have to play his first game. The sooner the better." Talbot has been out since November 28 and has gone 10-10-1 with a 3.00 GAA and a .903 Save Percentage. Those numbers are way off the stellar stats that Talbot put up in 2016-17, when he went 42-22-8 with a .919 save percentage while making 73 starts in the regular season for the Oilers.