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The Capilano Rehab Injury Report – Is Oscar Klefbom hurt?

The injuries are starting to add up for the Edmonton Oilers and at this point in the season, I’m not even surprised. Is it time to start shutting some guys down for the season to rest up for a big playoff push next year? Let’s take a look.

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Oscar Klefbom

Oscar Klefbom hasn’t been himself lately. After his breakout year last season, we all had very high expectations for him coming into this season and we’re definitely not getting the results we wanted. As Cooom discussed earlier this week, Klefbom’s playing time has increased slightly but point production has decreased this year. He definitely doesn’t look as solid as he used to on the ice, and I want to know why!

He didn’t just have twins, he didn’t just get traded to a new team, but he DID get treated for a shoulder injury late in December. Could this be a lingering injury that has returned to haunt him? We all know the dressing room was suffering from the flu for pretty much the whole season… could he have got it and it’s just stayed with him this whole time?

22. Don’t know if Oscar Klefbom needs some kind of surgery, but he hasn’t looked right all year. Wonder if we’re getting to the point he’s shut down to get ready for next season.

Elliotte Friedman even brought it up in his 31 thoughts this past week and when Elliotte says something, you know there’s some backing to it. Does this mean we can take some blame off of Klefbom for his bad season this year? What do you think?

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Andrej Sekera

Dec 23, 2017; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers defensemen Andrej Sekera (2) skates against the Montreal Canadiens at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Sekera’s rough season continues as he was placed on the Injury Reserve for the second time this season. Or technically it’s the first time… as he began the season on the IR. This time it’s not his MCL, but his face. Last Friday during the game against the Ducks *cringes*, Sekera left the game after getting a puck deflected into his face.

There are no details on exactly what happened to him but it sounds like it’s not a very serious injury. He could be back fairly soon but at this point in the season there’s obviously no need to rush anyone back. I’ve seen a couple rumblings on Twitter about Sekera potentially having a concussion, but nothing from what I saw came from quality sources. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Oilers were covering up concussion news OR his sore MCL is acting up. But again, who really cares anymore?

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Ryan Nugent Hopkins

Feb 11, 2017; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) and Chicago Blackhawks forward Vinnie Hinostroza (48) fight during the third period at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Nuge’s initial timeline involved him returning to the lineup late in February or first week of March. Now it doesn’t appear he’s been skating at all yet, but that doesn’t mean that his timeline is delayed. Nuge isn’t a guy that management would just shut down from an injury late in the season. I’m sure he’s eager to get back to playing despite where the Oilers lie in the standings. When Nuge does return, I’m hoping he doesn’t miss a beat and continues his offensive point production regardless of how the rest of the team is playing.

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    • 24% body fat

      this too, i would be so mad watching Lucic making 6M a year, costing this team games, and cap space when any other move other than signing him would be better for the team. Why try, when they know as long as he is on the team there is no fix. Same with the other forwards wondering why they never get opportunites that Caggulia does, and they all see he sucks and should not be in the NHL. His season is worse that Nilsson and sullivans as oilers. And they were playing with two good players (horcoff and Gagner) not two elite players like Caggulia is now.

      Caggulia and Lucic summarize up this managements ability to assess talent and skill. 0

      • Snoop Scottie Dogg

        The thing about Looch that makes me a little up set is after PM lost to weight so he could (try) and keep up with Connor he was steadfast. His weight was the same but his BF% went down slightly…not good enough.

    • Ted

      I think the problem is between the ears! And that’s not repairable when at this level …. Either you have the hockey smarts or you don’t!!!! …. The game is too fast for him and he suffers, the TEAM suffers! BOOM more thunder!

  • 24% body fat

    He is, I said he was going to be out last injury for a few weeks because he had some shoulder issues (2 weeks before it happened), they were just waiting for sekera to get back. I also stated that he needed to have the same thing done again in march. I think this gets moved up now, that even Talbot knows they are out of the playoff. I would give him the rest of the year off.

    • jultz=2cups!??

      Of course oilersnation would give him a paid holiday. He hasn’t done anything useful all year. Might as well give him an easy out. This season has confirmed what I thought about klefbom when he signed that deal. Injury prone and doesn’t have the desire to play through an injury.

  • jultz=2cups!??

    Lol. Not much of a surprise if he is hurt. He’s only played one full season so far. But oilersnation thinks he’s the second coming of bobby Orr so it doesn’t matter how bad he’s playing. If it was anybody else, oilersnation would be calling for his head. Along with chia, Mact and Klowe. Rinse recycle repeat.

  • rivid

    Just a theory but are people here just looking for an excuse for Klefbom? Is he just like many others on this team of failures, a player that overachieved last year and is now playing to his true level? This team has many holes, injuries play its part on every team. Sometime people overvalue certain players just as they do undervalue.

    • jultz=2cups!??

      Oilersnation always makes excuses for klefbom. Remember when he and jultz were partners? Who took all the blame whenever they got scored against?? It wasn’t kbomb that’s for sure. Lol.

      • Memyself&i

        JULTZ – every damn comment you make is so negative. You continually post “oilersnation this and oilersnation that” followed by something negative. JULTZ – you are on here more than anyone else which makes you (unfortunately) a big part of Oilersnation!!! Are you even remotely aware of that?? Now PLEASE grow up and stop spreading your negativity on to others! (like myself right now I do admit)

  • Snoop Scottie Dogg

    Maybe this is the game that will turn around the season….is what I said 50 times this season, who cares anymore.

    The saddest part is that we’re going to be worse next year.