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Oscar Klefbom to have surgery, will be out 6-8 weeks

The Oilers will be without their No. 1 defenceman for longer than we had originally hoped. Klefbom, who left Tuesday’s win in Colorado after blocking a shot, will have surgery on his finger, meaning he’ll miss six to eight weeks of action.

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An early look at the trade deadline market

After an underwhelming start, the Oilers have pulled up their boots and have gone 9-2-2 since the hiring of Ken Hitchcock. The streak has undoubtedly saved the Oilers season, but nothing is certain. The roster, while currently looking like a playoff team, still has holes and issues that need to be addressed. Given the way things…

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The Roundup

The Hitch effect; Jets have cap problems; Calgary loves trading first round picks; the Leafs biggest flaw moving forward; the NHL trade market for older players, an intro into sports betting and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky.