June 24th, 2024

Henrique to play in Game 3 of Western Conference final; Hintz a game-time decision

By The Canadian Press on May 27, 2024.

Edmonton Oilers' Adam Henrique (19) celebrates a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during NHL action in Edmonton on Friday April 12, 2024. The veteran centre will be in the lineup tonight when his Oilers take on the Dallas Stars in Game 3 of the Western Conference final, head coach Kris Knoblauch said. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

EDMONTON – Adam Henrique is set to join the action. Roope Hintz might be joining him.

Henrique will be in the lineup tonight when his Edmonton Oilers take on the Dallas Stars in Game 3 of the Western Conference final, head coach Kris Knoblauch said. Dallas counterpart Pete DeBoer added Hintz is a game-time decision.

Henrique suffered a suspected ankle injury in Game 5 of the first round against the Los Angeles Kings before briefly returning for Game 2 against the Vancouver Canucks.

Acquired from the Anaheim Ducks ahead of the NHL trade deadline, the veteran centre has a goal and an assist in six playoff appearances this spring. Oilers forward Ryan McLeod will be a healthy scratch.

Hintz, the Stars’ No. 1 centre, hasn’t played since suffering an upper-body injury in Game 4 of the second round against the Colorado Avalanche.

The Oilers and Stars are tied 1-1 after Dallas picked up a 3-1 victory to even the best-of-seven series over the weekend.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 27, 2024.

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