Dvorak's ready to wing it

ROBIN BROWNLEE -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:39 AM ET

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Radek Dvorak's groin is fine and that means the Edmonton Oilers' most productive line of late will be back together against the New Jersey Devils tonight.

Dvorak, who tumbled into the boards during practice at Rexall Place before the Oilers hit the road for stops in Philadelphia, Long Island and New Jersey, will be back on right wing on a line with Raffi Torres and Jarret Stoll.

"It's definitely nice to have him back," said Stoll. "Somebody like Radek brings a lot to the table and creates a lot of opportunities for me and Raffi. The two weeks I played with him, that's one thing I noticed."

Dvorak, 28, skated alongside Torres and Stoll at Montclair State College yesterday and wasn't showing any ill-effects from his injury. In the four games before Dvorak went down, the trio had combined for 11 points.

With Torres busting to the net as he's prone to do and Dvorak stretching defences with his deceptive speed on the right side, the threesome had struck a nice chemistry.

Dvorak has also been effective as a penalty killer. "You all work off each other. It's not one guy," Stoll said. "With those guys having that kind of speed and the way they think the game, too, it creates scoring chances."

With Dvorak being activated from injured reserve, the Oilers will have to free up a spot on the 23-man roster for him. Expect Matt Greene, who was called up from Iowa to start the trip, to be reassigned to the AHL today.

AROUND THE RINK: Jani Rita will be a healthy scratch for the 12th time in the last 13 games.


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