Current expectation is Leon Draisaitl will be in #LetsGoOilers lineup tonight for Game 7.
We hear “game-time decision” often this time of year, but this is the truest sense of one.
Plan is Draisaitl to test what I’m told is a high-ankle sprain in warmups and expects to play.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) May 14, 2022
A high ankle sprain is when you tear or damage the high ankle ligaments that connect the tibia to the fibula. These ligaments are known as syndesmosis, even though that word refers to the joint itself. You might hear your high ankle sprain called a syndesmotic injury.Our ankles connect the leg bones to the foot bones. There is an upper ankle and a lower ankle. The upper ankle is the tibia and fibula. In between the upper ankle and lower ankle is the talus, which fits into the arch of the other two bones.
Going to be interesting to see how #LetsGoOilers manage Leon Draisaitl.
Played through very painful high-ankle sprain in Game 7. Can he grind through entire Battle of Alberta?
Or does it make more sense to heal up for first few games to return for meat of series? #StanleyCup
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) May 16, 2022
DRAISAITL’S SEASON SO FAR