Oilers get Nugent-Hopkins back after 6-game absence due to injury

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The Edmonton Oilers will have a key player back in the lineup when they face the Vancouver Canucks on the road Tuesday night.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is suiting up for the matchup after missing the last six games due to injury.

The forward has notched only three goals this season, but he's also collected 23 assists over 30 games. He ranks third on the Oilers in both assists and points despite missing time.

Edmonton had been in a tailspin without him until defeating the Calgary Flames on Saturday.

Nugent-Hopkins has played his entire 11-year career with the Oilers, who drafted him first overall in 2011.

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