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Yes, Taylor Hall’s back for Edmonton

Washington Capitals v Edmonton Oilers

EDMONTON, AB - OCTOBER 22: Taylor Hall #4 of the Edmonton Oilers is interviewed by a reporter prior to a game against the Washington Capitals on October 22, 2014 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

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As hoped, Taylor Hall will indeed return from his knee injury on Sunday as the Edmonton Oilers face the Arizona Coyotes.

Hall isn’t sure if he’ll slide into a wing spot with his normal partners in crime Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, as the 23-year-old believes that Benoit Pouliot’s done a great job in his absence.

(After all, if they can maintain strong play, Hall can conceivably boost a different line, giving Edmonton more of a varied attack.)

Either way, it’s clear that Hall is excited to be back, and apparently targeted today as a return date.

The Oilers responded reasonably well without him, yet their chances of squeezing into the 2014 postseason improve substantially with the aggressive forward back in the mix.

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