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Ales Hemsky, Oilers

Has sniped five goals in four games since returning from the injured list.

Vernon Fiddler, Preds

Loal product has nine points in 11 career games against Oilers.

COMING IN

The 25-20-3 Oilers beat the Minnesota Wild 3-1 here on Friday. The 21-24-3 Predators lost 3-1 in Calgary the same night.

GAME NOTES

This is the third of four meetings between the two clubs this season. The Oilers snapped a nine-game winless skid against Nashville (dating back to March 5, 2006), with a 5-2 victory in their last encounter ... The Preds were 3-1 winners in their first meeting this season ... Jordin Tootoo, who knocked Ales Hemsky out of the lineup for 10 games in their last meeting, left Friday's game in Calgary with an upper body injury following a fight with Todd Bertuzzi ... Nashville's powerplay has eight goals in their last nine games ... The Oilers, meanwhile, have surrendered three powerplay goals in their last five games - all in the 10-2 loss to Buffalo.

HURT PARADE

Oilers: C Sam Gagner (ankle); RW Fernando Pisani (ankle).

Predators: C Scott Nichol (concussion); D Alexander Sulzer (shoulder); D Greg de Vries (concussion).


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