Devin Shore will miss the next few weeks due to a lower-body injury, according to Dave Tippett.
The Edmonton Oilers official Twitter account posted on Sunday evening that Shore suffered an injury during Friday night’s win over the New York Rangers and he’ll be out for four-to-six weeks.
Coach Tippett announced today that Devin Shore will miss 4-6 weeks after sustaining a lower-body injury on Friday. Speedy recovery for 14! 🧡💙 pic.twitter.com/DxhnXgRzDh
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 7, 2021
Shore has played in eight of Edmonton’s 10 games this season largely as the team’s fourth-line centre. He scored his first goal of the season during the team’s 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday and he has one assist.
It’s pretty safe to say that when Shore is placed on the Injured Reserve that Ryan McLeod will be called up in his place.
McLeod started the season with the Oilers while Shore was on the Injured Reserve with an undisclosed injury. After two games, Shore was activated and McLeod was sent to the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL.
Through seven AHL games, McLeod has scored one goal and five points. He played in 10 games for the Oilers last season, recording one assist, and he played in all four of Edmonton’s playoff games against the Winnipeg Jets.
While sliding McLeod into Shore’s role as the team’s fourth centre seems like the obvious play, Edmonton could also use Kyle Turris in that position. Turris has been used as a winger so far this season but has spent most of his career as a centre.