Edmonton, AB, Canada (4E Sports) – Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall will be out for four weeks due to the left knee injury sustained on a knee-on-knee hit from Ottawa Senators’ Eric Gryba last Saturday.
The left winger exited the game after the collision and did not join team’s road trip Sunday to have an MRI on his knee.
Hall has not been able to play a full slate in any of his four NHL seasons. His career high was 65 games during his rookie year.
The Oilers are mired in last place in the Pacific Division and Hall’s absence will compound their woes. Hall has been a huge source of offense for the team, accumulating eight points in nine games this season.
Edmonton is 2-6-1 and has allowed a league-worst 36 goals this season.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov and Jordan Eberle are under more pressure to produce with Hall out and Sam Gagner still recovering from a broken jaw.
Ryan Jones is expected to get more playing time in Hall’s absence.