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Nabokov in goal, Staios a possibility to return vs. Oilers

Jack Capuano is going with the same goaltender and the same forward lines from Thursday's win over the Flames, but Steve Staios (concussion) will take warmups along with the other six defensemen and Capuano will decide if Staios is in and whether Mike Mottau will sit.

The Oilers and former Rangers coach Tom Renney are in a big slide, 6-15-1 in their last 22 games after a 9-3-2 start. Former Islander D Andy Sutton returns today from his eight-game suspension -- the second ban of the season for him -- and Edmonton does have three of the top under-21 talents in Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who leads all rookies with 35 points, team scoring leader Jordan Eberle and 2010 No. 1 pick Taylor Hall.

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