Greg Wyshynskiespn2 min read
Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid was injured during a 3-2 overtime loss at home to the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night.
McDavid’s final turnover of the game ended with 4:20 remaining in the third period. He can be seen reaching to his side while rushing over the ice. McDavid’s last two shifts were 33 and 34 seconds, respectively, for a player who averages 56 seconds per shift.
McDavid remained on the bench in overtime, leaving Edmonton without the best player in the NHL last season. Jets center Mark Scheifele scored at 3:53 of overtime to complete Winnipeg’s rally, dropping the Oilers to 1-3-1 on the season.
Oilers coach Jay Woodcroft said after the game that he had not spoken to the team’s coaches about McDavid and expects to have more news on the injury on Sunday.
“It didn’t look like anything…it looked more like muscle than anything else [else]Woodcroft said.
McDavid is second on the Oilers with eight points from five games, including two goals. They could have used it in overtime: McDavid is second in the NHL over the past five seasons in goals scored (8) in overtime.
For Edmonton, the loss to the Jets (2-3-0) continued a troubling start for a team that was among the Stanley Cup favorites before the season. The Oilers took a 2-0 lead in the first period thanks to goals from defensemen Darnell Nurse and Evan Bouchard — both assisted by McDavid — only to lose in overtime.
“It seems like every mistake we make ends up in the back of the net,” said midfielder Leon Draisaitl, who also assisted on those goals. “It’s very frustrating. Our plan was to get off to a good start. And we weren’t able to do that.”
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