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01-07-2013, 02:13 PM
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Steve Tambellini was just on Spector's noon hour radio show.

Spector asked if there is any smoke to the Luongo tweet Mckenzie put out into Twitterverse, and paraphrasing Tambellini's response, he first off stated he is unable to discuss trades (without an active CBA in place) but then in the same breath flat out denied it. We all know this would be the expected answer, but it was how Tambellini answered it. With the tone of his voice you could tell he was telling the truth. Even Spector picked up on the tone and also firmly believes the Oilers are not in on Luongo. Tambellini pretty much wants to see what Dubnyk can do if given the reins.

As for Yakupov and TC in general, Tambellini stated he has the strength for the NHL game but wants to see how he performs and isn't penciling him into the lineup with "so and so". He wants to see how he performs in camp. With a shortened camp and likely no exhibition games, he will more than likely get his 9 game shake and go from there. As for Schultz, unless he for some reason has an awfully brutal camp he'll be on the team, which isn't a shock.

Further to TC, he doesn't want too big of a camp because he wants the regulars to be skating as much as possible prior to the first game. He also gave an update to Ryan Jones. He didn't say how he hurt it, but it happened last month and he had to have surgery on it the same day so it was pretty significant. He has an appointment tomorrow in Minnesota to see how it is healing/progressing, where Jones is at the moment.

Edit: Apparently Jones took a puck to the eye during a training session; Tambellini expects everyone to be in Edmonton (minus Jones) later this week for those wondering about Yakupov.

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