The injury bug has struck the Edmonton Oilers a bit, as Joel Persson has been placed on the Injured Reserve for 7-10 days after suffering a shoulder injury in last night’s 4-2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes last night.
Oilers confirm today he is out 7-10 days. Short term and gives Ethan Bear a great opportunity to impress in final two preseason games and be lineup for season opener next Wednesday. https://t.co/Qe7P7qAE4g
— Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) September 25, 2019
Nuge scored a brilliant short-handed goal in last night’s loss but is a little banged up as well, nursing a sore leg after today’s practice, while Gaetan Haas also took a puck off the jaw during practice and had to leave the ice.
Joakim Nygard is also recovering from some damage, sporting a gnarly scar on the left side of his face after getting ten stitches to close a laceration from a skate blade during the Oilers 6-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Saturday.
— Reid Wilkins (@ReidWilkins) September 25, 2019
With the Persson injury and Evan Bouchard being sent down to the Bakersfield Condors early today, there is now a huge opportunity for Ethan Bear to step in on Oscar Klefbom’s right side as Head Coach Dave Tippet eluded to this being the time for Bear to get a chance with the big club with only two preseason games remaining.
As Persson is on a 1-way deal, if injured to start year his full $1M Cap Hit counts against #Oilers Cap.
If player like Yamamoto (2 way, <50 NHL GP last year) is injured to start year, his Cap Charge is based on his Accumulated NHL Cap Hit last year ($303K); so $1.6K charge/day
— PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) September 25, 2019