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Oilers' captain Moreau returns to lineup after 14-month absence

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Edmonton captain Ethan Moreau was in the
Oilers' starting lineup for Saturday's game at Minnesota, marking
his long-awaited return from an injury absence that lasted more
than 14 months.

The 32-year-old left wing, who helped the Oilers reach the
Stanley Cup finals in 2006, dislocated his right shoulder just
eight games into last season and didn't play again. He had recently
signed a four-year contract extension through 2011, before getting
hurt.

Then in September, Moreau took a slap shot off his left ankle in
a preseason game. He was supposed to miss a few weeks, but the
injury was later discovered to be worse than initially diagnosed.

Moreau, a first-round draft pick by the Chicago Blackhawks in
1994, has 224 points in 685 career games. Saturday night, he
started on a line with Andrew Cogliano and Fernando Pisani against
the Wild.