G Mike Smith returns to Edmonton after an harm setback

Oilers goalkeeper Mike Smith has returned to Edmonton after a setback in his recovery from an injury, TSN reported Thursday.

He has not played since October 19 due to a lower body injury, but has been traveling with the team over five games on his current road trip that ends in Winnipeg on Tuesday. The setback occurred in practice.

Smith, 39, signed a two-year extension for $ 4.4 million in July and stands 2-0-0 in three seasons this season with a savings rate of 0.920 and an average of 3.08 goals.

He has a record of 285-254-76 with 42 shutouts, a save percentage of 0.912 and a GAA of 2.69 in 645 games over 16 seasons with Dallas, Tampa Bay, Phoenix / Arizona, Calgary and Edmonton.

The Pacific Division’s leading Oilers (9-2-0) have largely relied on Mikko Koskinen (7-1-0) in Smith’s absence. He has a GAA of 2.54 and a save percentage of 0.920 this season.

–Field-level media

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