Oilers' Belanger Hopes To Return Monday: Eric Belanger (groin) is planning to play in Monday's game against Ducks, Dan Tencer of CHED Edmonton reports. (Updated 4/22/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 5/25/13).
Eric Belanger has appeared in just two games since Mar. 8 due to the lingering groin injury, but it looks like he will be back on the ice Monday night. Belanger will boost the Oilers' depth, but don't expect him to make much of a fantasy impact over the season's final four games. (Updated 4/22/13).
Eric Belanger has to be considered a disappointment after his first season with the Oilers. He only scored four goals after averaging 13 over the past five seasons, but he did excel in faceoff percentage, winning over 55 percent of his draws. This is a skill that does come in handy late in games especially with the Oilers acquiring more and more talent each and every offseason. He should pivot the fourth line this season. (Updated 8/14/12)