• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall out four weeks with knee injury

Edmonton Oilers' Taylor Hall (4) and New York Islanders' Kyle Okposo (21) chase the puck down ice as in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Uniondale, N.Y. Hall is expected to miss four weeks of action after suffering a left knee injury in a game last Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Kathy Kmonicek

Zoom Image

Edmonton Oilers' Taylor Hall (4) and New York Islanders' Kyle Okposo (21) chase the puck down ice as in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Uniondale, N.Y. Hall is expected to miss four weeks of action after suffering a left knee injury in a game last Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Kathy Kmonicek

MONTREAL - Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall is expected to miss four weeks of action after suffering a left knee injury in a game last Saturday.

General manager Craig MacTavish confirmed the injury timeline Tuesday morning through a post on the team's Twitter feed.

Hall, the first overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, has three goals and five assists in nine games this season. He was hurt on an innocent-looking play in Edmonton's 3-1 win at Ottawa.

Hall was just inside the Senators' blue-line when he turned and hobbled to the bench. He left following the game with his knee in a brace but without the use of crutches.

"It's never good to lose one of your top players, a guy that eats up a ton of minutes, who's a danger every time that he goes on the ice," said head coach Dallas Eakins. "So are we going to miss him? Absolutely. Of course we are. He's a big part of this hockey club and when we do have success, he's right in the middle of it. He's usually one of the catalysts.

"But he's not here. So we'll look for him when he's healed and ready. It's time for other people to grasp opportunity."

Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov skated as a line at the team's morning skate ahead of Tuesday night's road game against the Canadiens.

MacTavish also said that forward Ryan Smyth is expected to be out of action for a week with a groin injury. The Oilers have recalled forwards Ben Eager and Tyler Pitlick from AHL Oklahoma City.

More Stories

Canadiens sign forwards Carr, Crisp to entry-level contracts

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens have signed forwards Daniel Carr and Connor Crisp to...

Oilers hire Bill Scott, former general manager of AHL's Barons, as assistant GM

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers have hired Bill Scott as assistant general manager. Scott spent...

Oilers GM gives coach a vote of confidence and says he's optimistic about future

EDMONTON - Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish feels optimistic about his team's future...

Canucks forward Daniel Sedin stretchered off the ice after hit from behind

VANCOUVER - Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin was taken off the ice on a stretcher late in...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

Who will win the 2013-14 Selke Trophy?





Contests

Our Partners