The hits just keep coming.
Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will reportedly be out of the lineup for up to a month, TSN’s Ryan Rishaug reported.
Nugent-Hopkins was injured in the New Years Eve matinee against the New Jersey Devils and flew back to Edmonton after the game for further evaluation. Earlier Wednesday, the Oilers placed him on the injured reserve.
Appearing in 30 games this year for the Oilers, Nugent-Hopkins has been in the midst of one of his best seasons in the NHL. He’s scored three goals and 26 points, the second-best point-per-game pace of his career.
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