Mattias Ekholm Stats
- Height / Weight
- 77 / 226 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/24/1990 (33)
Mattias Ekholm Last 10 Games
Mattias Ekholm News
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Mattias Ekholm (hip) is expected to make his season debut in Saturday's matchup versus Vancouver. He carried a hip flexor problem throughout the preseason and couldn't make the lineup for Wednesday's season opener against the Canucks, but Ekholm has now recovered and is ready to contribute. Edmonton certainly needs extra help at the back after getting embarrassed with an 8-1 loss Wednesday night. Ekholm will jump straight to the first defensive pairing next to Evan Bouchard, likely replacing Vincent Desharnais in the lineup.
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Mattias Ekholm (hip) has hit a roadblock in his recovery and might not be ready for opening night. Ekholm is carrying a hip flexor problem that hasn't allowed him to work with the team in training camp. He joined his teammates for the first time on Friday but admitted that the recovery process was going slower than anticipated. Last week, the Oilers expected to have Ekholm on the ice for at least one reason contest, but the team has just played its final exhibition game. Ekholm's unavailability could also be bad news for Evan Bouchard, who looked like a different player last season after getting paired with the Swedish veteran.
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Mattias Ekholm (hip) is close to being ready for action, with the team hoping to have him available to play before the end of the preseason. The veteran blue-liner has missed the start of training camp with a hip flexor problem. Ekholm proved to be a great fit in Edmonton last term when he arrived in an in-season trade from Nashville, notching 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in 21 outings. His presence also helped Evan Bouchard to have a very strong finish to the year. Having a full season together could result in something special for the pair.
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Mattias Ekholm (hip) is roughly a week away from skating, as per head coach Jay Woodcroft. Ekholm has been held out of training camp to this point due to the hip flexor ailment but the injury doesn't sound remotely close to threatening his status for opening night on Oct. 11 against the Vancouver Canucks. The veteran rear guard was dealt to the Oilers by the Nashville Predators prior to last season's trade deadline and went on to record four goals and 14 points in 21 games with Edmonton after tallying five goals and 18 points across 57 games with the Predators. The defense-first blueliner is a marginal fantasy asset as he has exceeded 35 points just once in his 12-year NHL career.