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Adam Larsson placed on IR, shouldn’t miss more than a week

According to coach Todd McLellan, Adam Larsson has been placed on the IR with an upper body injury and is expected to miss a week of game action. Let the good times roll!

The hits just keep on coming for the Oilers as Adam Larsson is the latest player to run into some injury issues. Larsson took the warmup before last night’s game against the Leafs but was pulled from the lineup shortly before puck drop. It goes without saying that losing Larsson is another blow that the Oilers surely didn’t need right now, and it will be up to the current top six to weather the storm without him.

If last night’s game was any indication, the Oilers’ defence by committee leaves something to be desired and they’ll have to lock things down to ensure a better fate than last night’s game provided. The Oilers gave up far too many chances in their own zone, and having Larsson out of the lineup certainly won’t help that. Fortunately, Larsson isn’t expected to be out of the lineup for more than a week barring any unexpected hiccups.

The question now is who will the Oilers pull up from Bakersfield? Will that soldier get into the lineup? Did Eric Gryba’s costly mistake mean that he’ll be sat in favour of whoever is recalled? We shall see.

Larsson’s season so far

Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
2017-2018 25 3 1 4 -2 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 7.1
NHL Career 378 16 76 92 32 224 0 4 0 5 3 1 401 4

Source: Edmonton Oilers, Official Twitter Account, 12/01/2017 – 12:00pm MST