Oilers defenseman Caleb Jones was ruled "unfit to play" and didn't practice with Edmonton on Day 1 of their Phase 3 training camp leading up to their play-in series against the Blackhawks on Monday. TSN's Ryan Rishaug reported there was no change to Jones' status for Day 2, but that Jones did skate with the Oilers' second group on Tuesday.
Under the NHL's Return To Play protocol, teams will not be giving specifics on the status of players who are unavailable to skate.
Oilers coach Dave Tippett shed some more light on Jones' status folling Tuesday's practice.
"He'll continue to skate every day until we get the green light that he can join the regular group, but he's progressing and hopefully not in the too distant future he can come and be a part of the main group. Won't be tomorrow, it won't be the next couple days, but we'll see where we are in the next couple days," Tippett said.
Jones, 23, has played in 60 games with the Oilers over the past two seasons. Mike Green, another Edmonton defenseman, opted out of the NHL's Return To Play program and will not participate in camp or the league's 24-team playoffs.
The Hawks will play the Oilers in a best-of-five qualifying round in Edmonton starting Aug. 1.