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The coaching change two weeks ago seems to be just the start of a much-needed overhaul for the woeful Edmonton Oilers, who may not have any untouchables on the roster as their dismal season continues.

Derek Roy and Matt Fraser are the newest additions, but it's unclear if they'll play Tuesday night as Edmonton looks to avoid a 10th consecutive loss overall and eighth straight to the visiting Los Angeles Kings.

The Oilers (7-22-7) have the fewest points in the NHL and have won just a single game over their last 21. Coach Todd Nelson has gone 0-3-2 since replacing Dallas Eakins on Dec. 15.

Trade rumors also have swirled regarding Edmonton possibly looking to move big-name players like Taylor Hall, one of three No. 1 overall picks on the roster along with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov.

Nugent-Hopkins scored the Oilers' goal in a 4-1 loss to Calgary on Saturday. They've been outscored 33-16 during a 0-7-2 stretch.

''In this league, it's so hard to come back from even just one or two goals, so to spot them three is unfortunate,'' Nugent-Hopkins said.

Edmonton made a pair of moves Monday, trading forward Mark Arcobello to Nashville for Roy and claiming Fraser off waivers from Boston. Roy, a four-time 20-goal scorer, had just one goal and nine assists in 26 games for the Predators.

There has been no word if Roy or Fraser will dress for this contest. Roy had an assist in Nashville's win in Edmonton on Oct. 29 that began a 1-10-2 home stretch for the Oilers.

"There is a ton of skill on the (Oilers). It's evident every game," Roy told Edmonton's official website. "It's a great opportunity for me. I think having all those young and skilled players around me is just going to help me and I can help them and then we can move forward and win some hockey games."

That's been a tall task for the Oilers, especially against Los Angeles. Tanner Pearson had two goals and an assist while Tyler Toffoli and Jeff Carter had one of each in a 6-1 victory Oct. 14 over Edmonton, which has been outscored 24-6 during its losing streak against the Kings.

Los Angeles (18-12-7) is looking to bounce back after Monday's 2-1 loss to Calgary to begin a three-game road trip through Canada. Toffoli scored for the second straight game, but Marian Gaborik sat out with flu-like symptoms.

It's unclear if Gaborik, who has seven goals and three assists during a six-game point streak, will be ready for this contest.

"You give up two goals like that (in the first period), it's a tough start, especially on the road," forward Jarret Stoll said. "We've got to play better, we've got to lock things down, do a better job of checking, and be a quicker, faster team."

Jonathan Quick faced only 15 shots, but Martin Jones still could get the nod in this contest. Jones is 3-3-1 with a 2.04 goals-against average in eight appearances and had back-to-back shutouts before losing 6-2 to Montreal in his last start Dec. 12.

Viktor Fasth has a 3.78 GAA while losing eight straight starts after giving up three goals on six shots Saturday before Ben Scrivens replaced him. Scrivens, acquired in a trade with the Kings in January, allowed three goals in relief against his former team in the first meeting this season.

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