Darnell Nurse Stats
- Height / Weight
- 76 / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/4/1995 (29)
Darnell Nurse Last 10 Games
Darnell Nurse News
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse ended a five-game point drought with three assists in Sunday's 8-2 triumph over the Ducks. Two of his helpers came in the first period when Edmonton battled back from a deficit twice and managed to win the frame 4-2. Nurse completed his hat trick of assists with a power-play helper as Mattias Ekholm finished the scoring late in the third. The 2023-24 campaign hasn't gone well offensively for Nurse, as this was his first multi-point outing, and he was sitting on only five points for the year before Sunday's matchup. However, he's still been impactful, with 45 hits and 45 blocks in 20 games, and Nurse's offensive numbers should improve with better performances from the team.
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse has received a one-game suspension for initiating a fight in the final five minutes of Game 4. During the last minute of the game, Nurse engaged in a fight with Vegas' Nicolas Hague, resulting in an instigating penalty and an automatic one-game suspension. So far in the playoffs, the 28-year-old has recorded four assists, taken 20 shots on goal, accumulated 21 penalty minutes, and maintains a plus-1 rating through 10 games.
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Kris Russell will replace the suspended Darnell Nurse in the lineup on Thursday against Los Angeles. Nurse picked up a one-game suspension for head-butting Kings forward Phillip Danault in Tuesday's Game 5. Russell will play with Tyson Barrie, while Brett Kulak moves up in the lineup to replace Nurse as Cody Ceci's partner. This is going to be the second postseason game of the year for Russell. He's been out of the lineup since finishing a 4-3 loss in Game 1 with a minus-one rating across 9:43 of action. Edmonton is facing elimination and head coach Jay Woodcroft will want to have his best guys out there as much as possible, so we likely won't see Russell a lot in the game.
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse will miss Thursday's Game 6 against Los Angeles due to a suspension. He was handed a one-game suspension for head-butting Kings center Phillip Danault in Game 5. This is Nurse's second career suspension and his first since a three-game punishment in 2016. His absence will obviously be a major blow for the Oilers, who find themselves trailing 3-2 in the series after being 2-1 up. Nurse averages the most minutes per game for the team and has tallied two points in the series with 13 blocks and 10 hits.