Oilers Smyth, Dubnyk return from injuries

Ryan Smyth congratulates Devan Dubnyk after the Oilers beat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Oct. 19, the...

Ryan Smyth congratulates Devan Dubnyk after the Oilers beat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Oct. 19, the last time the duo played together. (Errol McGihon, QMI Agency)

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:40 PM ET

EDMONTON - Ryan Smyth has seen all he wants to see from the press box and is ready to get back in the lineup.

The Edmonton Oilers winger makes his return Tuesday (5:30 p.m.) against the Florida Panthers, having sat out the last six games with a groin injury.

Goaltender Devan Dubnyk will also be back, coming off an ankle problem.

“I feel good and confident on it, that’s the main key for sure,” Smyth said. “It’s at 100% now. It’s just now a matter of going out and playing and continue past it. It’s more of a mental thing than anything. Physically I feel good, now it’s just a matter of getting back and playing some games.”

Smyth injured his groin towards the end of the Oilers six-game road trip last month. He missed the final game of the trip against the Montreal Canadiens and has sat out for five consecutive losses.


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