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NAIL YAKUPOV RUMORS & GOSSIP

Oilers sign forward Nail Yakupov to 2-year extension

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Nail Yakupov has signed a two-year extension with the Edmonton Oilers. Terms were not immediately available. The 21-year-old Russian winger has come under criticism for not producing as much as expected early in his NHL career. The No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft has 42 goals and 46 assists for 88 points in 192 games. Yakupov had a league-worst minus-35 rating...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers' Nail Yakupov takes 5 stitches, delivers winner vs. Devils

  Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov seemingly didn't mind either the ugly red scrape on the right side of his chin or the five stitches above his lip. Collisions happen in hockey and sometimes there is damage. Yakupov not only shook off an early mid-ice collision, the struggling 21-year-old forward scored a game-winning, power-play goal in the second period to lead the Oilers...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Nail Yakupov comments on trade rumors and the sad state of the Oilers

Nail Yakupov recently gave an interview over on Championat.com regarding trade rumors and the sorry state of the Edmonton Oilers. The interview was translated over on The Hockey Writers, and though the interpretation isn’t perfect, it reveals Yakupov’s opinion on his team’s disappointing 2014-15. Again, the translation isn’t great, but the sentiment remains the same. When...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s Next For Nail Yakupov?

#479804841 / gettyimages.com After being chosen first overall in NHL 2012 Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, Nail Yakupov, went on to have an extremely productive rookie season. This past season, however, was quite the opposite when comparing to Yakupov’s 31 points in 48 games during the 2012-13 shortened season, the Edmonton forward contributed just 24 points over 63 games in...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers' Nail Yakupov out with fractured ankle

The Edmonton Oilers injured list is getting longer. Nail Yakupov was placed on injured reserved with a lower body injury and there is no time-table for his return.Yakupov has been sidelined since mid-March with an ankle injury. He suffered the injury at the end of February and missed a handful of games at the beginning of March. He came back to the ice and continued playing but...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers' Nail Yakupov day-to-day after MRI reveals no broken bones

The good news is that Edmonton Oilers' winger Nail Yakupov doesn't have any broken bones in his foot or ankle.  The bad news is that it still hurts like blazes.Yakupov had an MRI on Friday that alleviated concerns that he may have suffered a fracture when a shot off the stick of Justin Schultz, a glancing blow that had even Oilers' coach Dallas Eakins cringing.“That was a...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers' Yakupov Returned on Friday

Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov returned to the lineup in Friday night's game against the Phoenix Coyotes, as reported by Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal. The first overall draft pick in the 2012 entry draft has missed the last two games with a concussion following a hit by Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke.In his return, Yakupov finished with 12:51 TOI, 4:30 of which...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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