EDMONTON -- Jordan Eberle is heading to the NHL all-star game after all.
The Edmonton Oilers forward and Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Kris Letang were both added to the event Monday.
Eberle was passed over when the all-stars were named two weeks ago because of a knee injury. But he returned to the Oilers lineup over the weekend and leads the team with 17 goals and 44 points.
"It's exciting," said Eberle. "It's definitely been a roller-coaster. The fact the opportunity had come and then I got injury and they said I would have been on if I wasn't injured. ...
"In the end, I get to go and that's what I was looking forward to obviously."
Other injury replacements could be coming before the all-star weekend kicks off in Ottawa with Thursday's fantasy draft. The skills competition will be held Saturday at Scotiabank Place with the all-star game to be played Sunday.
Wild forward Nick Johnson has also replaced Edmonton's Ryan-Nugent-Hopkins as a rookie in the skills competition.