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Draisaitl, Henrique play Game 2

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Leon Draisaitl suited up for the Edmonton Oilers in Game 2 of their second-round series against the Vancouver Canucks.

Draisaitl declared himself a game-time decision earlier in the day, according to Sportsnet's Mark Spector.

The superstar forward added it would take "a lot" to keep him out of the lineup, per The Athletic's Daniel Nugent-Bowman.

"Obviously, it's an important time of year. We all want to be out there and be playing," Draisaitl said.

Draisaitl missed the final eight minutes of the second period in Edmonton's series-opening loss Wednesday night but returned for the last frame. He then missed Thursday's practice and was labeled day-to-day by head coach Kris Knoblauch.

The 28-year-old German pitched in with two assists and logged just under 17 minutes of ice time in the series opener.

Knoblauch said postgame that Draisaitl's absence was due to a combination of cramping and equipment issues, adding that it wasn't a long-term concern.

Draisaitl has registered five goals - including two game-winners - and 12 points in six playoff games so far this spring.

His 36 career postseason tallies are tied with Craig Simpson and Paul Coffey for the sixth most in franchise history, while Draisaitl's 89 points in 55 playoff games lead the Oilers since his debut in 2014-15.

Oilers forward Adam Henrique also played in Game 2 after being a game-time decision himself. Henrique missed Wednesday's game with a lower-body issue.

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