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After six-game absence, Gordon returns for Oilers

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EDMONTON, AB - NOVEMBER 25: Boyd Gordon #27 of the Edmonton Oilers knees on the ice during a break in play against the Chicago Blackhawks during an NHL game at Rexall Place on November 25, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Derek Leung

The Edmonton Oilers will get veteran checking center Boyd Gordon back into the lineup when they take on the Canucks Friday in Vancouver, the club announced.

Gordon, 30, has missed the last six games with a shoulder injury suffered during a game against Columbus on Nov. 29. Prior to getting hurt he was having a solid campaign for the Oilers, scoring five goals and 11 points in 27 games while leading the team in faceoffs, winning 58.3 percent of his draws.

“It’s exciting to get back,” Gordon said. “I’m ready to go, healthy and hopefully I can bring some positive energy to the team.”

It’s unclear on what line Gordon will play this evening. The Oilers didn’t have a morning skate after playing Thursday night (a 4-2 loss to Boston).