Mike Peca left the game with a hip injury after the second period and will not make the trip to Colorado.
He hadn't skated in two days after hurting it against Vancouver and was doubtful for last night, but with the Oilers short of forwards decided to give it a try.
"I really didn't have much in the flexor to be able to skate really well," Peca said.
"I'm going to start some treatment and see if we can get it to quiet down because these things have a tendency to nag along unless you really take care of them."
The Oilers will call a forward up from the minors today.
Meanwhile, with Markkanen ill (he threw up between the second and third periods), the Oilers might need Ty Conklin, placed on waivers yesterday, to back up tonight.