-Vintage Canuck- Posted January 19, 2016 Share Posted January 19, 2016 It was rumoured earlier, the Oilers wanted Seth Jones from Nashville for Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Since that deal fell apart, there was speculation, they could be looking to trade Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to St. Louis for Kevin Shattenkirk. Now, this happened. Unfortunate for the Oilers, or maybe, they'll be glad to be picking first overall, again. Quote Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be out for six to eight weeks after injuring his hand during Monday's 4-2 win at Florida. Oilers coach Todd McLellan called it a "long-term injury" after the game, then provided a time frame for Nugent-Hopkins's recovery at Tuesday's practice. Nugent-Hopkins was hurt while on penalty-killing duty early in the second when he blocked a shot by the Panthers' Dmitry Kulikov. He left the ice and did not return. Nugent-Hopkins, 22, has eight goals and 22 assists in 46 games this season, his fifth in the NHL after being drafted first overall in 2011. Edmonton (19-23-5) has the worst record in the Western Conference and has been without Connor McDavid, this year's No. 1 pick, since early November when he suffered a broken collarbone. McLellan said that despite the injury to Nugent-Hopkins, the Oilers will not rush McDavid back to action. "He's not ready," McLellan said. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/ryan-nugent-hopkins-injury-1.3410067 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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