This week has been rife with highs and lows for Nail Yakupov. He scored Saturday in the season’s final game, signed a two-year deal with the Oilers and was on his way to the Worlds to play for Russia. Now this.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 15, 2015
The link continues: Oilers Head Team Physician, Dr. Dhiren Naidu says “Nail has been
suffering from bilateral hip injuries this season and after further
examination and MRI imaging, he requires additional treatment and
Yakupov has been quite durable during his first three NHL seasons, missing a couple games in January 2014 due to a head injury and the last 14 games of 2013-14 with an ankle injury. He also had a groin issue in February of this year and missed one game. He was also famously scratched by Dallas Eakins at the beginning of their time together, fall 2013.
Yakupov’s injury has some wondering about timing more than anything.
Hold it. This doesn’t ring right. All of a sudden Nail Yakupov not going to Worls because of hip injury? Not buying.
— Terry Jones (@sunterryjones) April 15, 2015