January 19 2016 04:30PM
Todd McLellan and Peter Chiarelli might have to wait until next season to see their team healthy. The Oilers are three games away from having Connor McDavid back, followed soon after by Oscar Klefbom, but when they return Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will not be dressed.
The first pick in 2011 suffered a hand injury during last night's 4-2 win in Florida, and during his post-game press conference Todd McLellan announced it would be long-term.
At the start of the season McLellan said they wouldn't discuss day-to-day injuries, and if one was long-term Chiarelli would address it, so the fact McLellan said it was serious right after the game illustrates he will be out at least six weeks, and possibly longer if he requires surgery.
The Oilers parade to the infirmary seemingly never ends.
Chris the Intern
January 19 2016 02:30PM
Just when you think things are making a turn for the better - Just when the final countdown was on until our star player returns from months of a broken collar bone - Just when you thought the All-Star break was going to be the turnaround point in our season, another first overall pick of the Oilers goes down with a long term injury.
January 19 2016 11:07AM
The hockey Gods have a lawn and, at some point, apparently somebody associated with the Edmonton Oilers stopped, dropped their pants and took a big, hearty, steaming dump on it.
January 18 2016 08:34PM
We'll talk about the hockey game, but first a shout out to Glenn Frey. The guy was a legend. RIP. Final Score: 4-2 Oilers
January 18 2016 05:10PM
Todd McLellan is getting closer to having a healthy roster for the first time this season. Matt Hendricks returns to the lineup tonight after serving a three-game suspension, leaving Oscar Klefbom and Connor McDavid as two main pieces still not available.
Both will miss four games this week, but McDavid should be ready to go on February 2nd, the Oilers' first game after the All-Star break, and during an incredible brief exchange with Klefbom Saturday night in the bowels of Rexall Place he said, "It is getting better," with a smile on his face.