So the Oilers have an injury to a key player. Ouch.
Say goodbye to Taylor Hall for four- to-six weeks … the news comes via the one and only Bob McKenzie on Twitter.
No official word from EDM yet, but suspicion is Taylor Hall's "bone bruise" has morphed into a fracture, so likely looking at 4 to 6 weeks.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 10, 2015
According to Edmonton radio guy Jack Michaels, Hall's newest injury came when he came back from an ankle problem against San Jose on Feb. 2.
The Edmonton Journal's Joanne Ireland tweeted the team referred to it as a "lower leg" problem.
Bone bruise to fracture, lower leg … so Oilers. Not good for Edmonton, as if it really mattered all that much anyway if the Oilers wanted to win games. Then again, they weren’t really winning much with Hall anyway.
So what does this mean for the Oilers moving forward? An incredible amount of tankage of course. It’s not that Hall has been great for Edmonton this year with 30 points in 42 games. His name was also mentioned in trade rumors earlier in the season.
As for the extreme bottom line. The Oilers are four points behind the Sabres for the worst record in the NHL. If Edmonton falls further than Buffalo it would increase Edmonton’s chances of potentially screwing up a can’t miss prospect ... again! This is turning into a drinking game.
Sorry Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel.
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