Adam: I don't think that the winning streak had anything to do with Stralman not playing, I think it had more to do with him needing to be in better shape and being taught the system.
This week could be possible for Stralman with three games and two more days of practice this week, but he won't play until John Tortorella is comfortable with playing him. I would be surprised if Stralman didn't play by the December 1 game against Carolina.
In the Edmonton Journal, Jim Matheson wonders if Stralman will be on the block if/once Marc Staal returns. He says that Stralman is a big shooter and a possible point man on the power play that could help the Oilers.