Chris the Intern
December 15 2016 07:00AM
One positive we can take from this year thus far, is the idea that with bad news comes good news. This is a much better change from last year's theme which was with bad news comes more bad news followed by more bad news later.
Bad news is an understatement if you ask me about the news we heard this past week. Remember Darnell Nurse's foot injury? Turns out he needed surgery to repair ligament and bone damage to his ankle. Nurse's timeline is upwards of 12 long weeks, which means he won't be back until March.
PERFECT! Nurse was having the best season of his two-season career and was really thriving on the back end for the Oilers. Here I thought we'd be missing him for maybe a month. But three months is a super long time to be without him, especially when (at the time) Brandon Davidson, Eric Gryba, and Mark Fayne were out.
Speaking of Brandon Davidson, he finally made his season debut last night against Columbus! This was the good news I was talking about. Darnell Nurse's injury still sucks, but it doesn't suck half as bad now that we have Davidson back. Get well soon Darnell! Let's hope they give you the same meds as they gave Connor when he came back from his broken clavicle in record time.
Eric Gryba has also been taken off the IR as of yesterday afternoon, and will play this Saturday against Tampa Bay. NO HORSE PLAY until then, Eric. We don't need another injury before then.
Mark Fayne's repetitive injuries have been a mystery all year for us, so I don't expect anything to change. We know for a fact he hurt his leg from looking at the way he skated off on his last shift. Rumblings on Twitter claim his injury is groin related, which could very well make sense. His timeline is unknown, but if it is actually a groin injury, who knows when we'll see Mark again. Poor guy.
Iiro's knee injury is still keeping him out indefinitely. There has been no word on him skating, practicing, or what he wants for Christmas. Silver lining? Iiro Pakarinen is the only forward on the IR right now.
AN-DREW FE-RENCE! *clap clap clap-clap-clap*
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