Todd McLellan spoke to the media this morning and gave us an update on Oscar Klefbom and his shoulder “procedure.”
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) March 14, 2018
Here’s what he said:
He’s playing tonight. The procedure he had allowed him to digest some information and make a decision about where he’ll go moving forward, he will have a cleanup done. That will happen as early as next week and all the details and everything has to be sorted out. But he’s come to us, and he wants to play between now and then and we’re all for it.
When the media later asked Todd what he means by “clean up,” Todd replied by saying “I’m not a doctor.”
He will play and will not finish the year. Once he gets the procedure done, he will not finish the year.
Okay, first of all….. what?
That was the most confusing statement ever. Todd gave a 66-word answer that literally gave us no details about what’s going on with Klefbom. I know I know it’s a privacy thing but c’mon Todd!
So this is what we know: Klefbom had a “procedure” and missed two games – he is now returning to the lineup but will have a “cleanup” next week which will put him on the IR for the remainder of the year. Coach Todd says he is expected to be healthy for training camp next season which is good to know!
Source: Edmonton Oilers, Twitter Account, 3/14/2018 – 1:00 pm MST