Flu bug bites the Oilers
Here's The Globe and Mail's Grant Kerr from Anaheim:
Four of the Edmonton Oilers will be making game-time decisions regarding availability for Sunday's second game of the Western Conference final against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.At some point, you had to think the scheduling differences between the Oilers and Ducks would come into play in this series, and from this news, it seems that's going to happen sooner than we thought. Smith would be the biggest loss for Edmonton, although I'd be stunned to see the captain sit out a conference finals game due to the flu.
Forward Raffi Torres and defencemen Jason Smith, plus Marc-Andre Bergeron missed the morning skate when they stayed at the team hotel due to illness. Forward Ales Hemsky also missed practice due to what head coach Craig MacTavish termed an upper-body injury.