It’s time for another weekly Capilano Rehab Injury report! We’ve got lots to talk about today as the Oilers injury reserve has been a busy place to be as of late. So far this season we haven’t had the greatest luck in terms of team health, but I have some high hopes for the crew moving forward.
The one player returning to play after appearing on the Injury Report last week was Drake Caggiula. Caggiula dressed in last nights game against the Washington Capitals after sitting out a few games with a lower-body injury suffered in the game against Winnipeg. Meanwhile, Ty Rattie, Matt Benning, and Andrej Sekera all remain on the IR.
As discussed in last weeks injury report, Ty Rattie left the ice in the second period during the game against the Bruins. Rattie returned to the game a little later on, but only for a brief moment. Below you will see the entirety of Rattie’s final shift before leaving the ice. Nothing out of the usual happens, but he clearly leaves the ice in pain after dumping the puck in.
Todd McLellan came out and said Ty Rattie will be out of the lineup for a couple of weeks with a midsection muscle injury. Jason Gregor had mentioned that it could be a hip flexor problem, but we don’t know for sure. Either way, it’s a real shame he’s sitting out right now, as every minute he’s away from the top line, is another chance he could be replaced for good. I’m sure this is absolutely killing Ty Rattie.
We have a Matt Benning update! If you forgot, he left last weeks game against Boston in the first period with an undisclosed injury. This was a complete surprise to everyone as nothing apparent happened on the ice and the Oilers weren’t releasing any information on the injury.
As we found out earlier this week, Matt Benning got his bell rung when he went to hit David Backes in the first shift of the game. He was suffering concussion-like symptoms and was placed on the Injury Reserve. This is what Todd McLellan had to say about Benning’s status on Wednesday:
“He definitely won’t skate Thursday, and I don’t know where he’ll be for the weekend, he was allowed to skate [yesterday] in a non-contact situation. He had a smile on his face which was a good sign. He looked energized and all of those were all of those were positive steps for him to recover from his injury.”
Below is the hit he laid on David Backes which injured him. Hopefully, we’ll see Benning back healthy soon!
Benning catches Backes up high with an early hit. I'd expect some retaliation from the Bruins later this game. pic.twitter.com/nZwPc1dM8c
— OilersNation.com (@OilersNation) October 19, 2018
Andrej Sekera is a lifer on the Injury Report it feels like. He had successful surgery on his Achilles tendon this summer after tearing it during some off-season training. His calmness and patience are definitely missed on the back end right now and I’m hoping he’s having a good time on the IR while it lasts. I feel like it’s easy to go insane if you’re stuck at home doing nothing while recovering from an injury.
Recovering from Achilles surgery is a long time for someone to be on the Injury Reserve, so I hope Reggie’s taken up some kind of hobby to keep busy. Maybe he can start an Etsy store? Maybe he could become a Red Dead Redemption 2 world champion? Heck, if he wants to join us on a #NationDonairTour episode we’d be happy to have him.
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