Taylor Chorney wasn't expected to play for the Oilers this season. Thanks to some untimely injuries and illnesses, he's been called upon to do a lot more than just play. He's been expected to play a lot. With the Edmonton Oilers, Chorneyáhas beenáaveraging over 14 minutes per game since his arrival.áBefore joining the club,áhis less than stellar plus/minus in the minors gave reason for strong concern; but he plugged himself right into the fold, playing key minutes in all situations and now sits at an extremely respectable even plus/minus. In fact, Chorney has been such a pleasant surprise, he's been asked to take critical shifts in games where both Denis Grebeshkov and Tom Gilbert have warmed the bench. The problem is, in the absence of Sheldon Souray, Steve Staois and Lubomir Visnovs ...
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