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Edmonton Oilers move Taylor Hall back to wing

Taylor Hall skates during Edmonton Oilers practice at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alta., on Sunday,...

Taylor Hall skates during Edmonton Oilers practice at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alta., on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Codie McLachlan/Edmonton Sun/QMI Agency

Derek Van Diest, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:38 AM ET

EDMONTON - The Taylor Hall at centre experiment is over.

At least for now.

With Ryan Nugent-Hopkins returning to the lineup Monday against the New Jersey Devils and Hall struggling in the middle, head coach Dallas Eakins decided to make the change.

“It’s not a huge deal, it’s not as though I was made to be a centre or I was drafted as a centre or anything like that, I’m fine with it,” Hall said following practice Sunday. “If Dallas wants me to play centre in the future, I’ll do that, but I’m comfortable on the wing now and I’m excited.”

Hall will be reunited with his partners in crime in Nugent-Hopkins and Eberle on the Oilers top line against the Devils. Last year, they were the team’s most productive unit.

“It’s great playing with them, there is not a lot that has to be said about it, we’ve spent a lot of time together since Nuge got in the league,” Hall said. “Ebs and I started together, we’ve played a lot, and having Nu


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