The Edmonton Oilers have placed defenceman Kris Russell on the injured reserve and recalled defenceman Philip Broberg, the club announced Friday.
Russell left the game Thursday night against Boston after taking a hit in the second period.
kris russell leaves the ice in a rush after taking this hit from erik haula. pic.twitter.com/vu55OWZpBZ
— zach laing (@zjlaing) December 10, 2021
After the game, Tippett said “it didn’t look very good” for Russell and that “I got a feeling he might miss some time.”
While there’s been no official word of Russell’s injury, Dr. Harjas Grewal tweeted there is worry for a shoulder dislocation — an injury that could keep him out anywhere from a week-to-week basis, to 4+ months.
Worry about a shoulder dislocation/subluxation for Russell (and potentially the rare posterior dislocation with his arm adducted and internally rotated)
Depending on MRI findings and stability of joint, can rehab and be more week-to-week or require surgery and be out 4+ months https://t.co/ExtCRw5CDg
— Dr. Harjas Grewal (@Harjas_Grewal) December 10, 2021
Broberg, meanwhile, had just been returned to the Condors Thursday but will come right back up.
Russell has appeared in 14 games this year scoring two assists and blocking 39 shots. Broberg has played in eight games this season scoring one assist.