Oilers phenom McDavid suffers long-term injury
EDMONTON, ALBERTA – The Edmonton Oilers' 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night was costly.
Connor McDavid, the overall No. 1 pick in the 2015 draft, suffered an upper-body injury that was described by coach Todd McLellan as "long term."
McDavid left the game late in the second period favoring his left shoulder after an awkward collision at full speed into the boards alongside Flyers defensemen Michael Del Zotto and Brandon Manning.
McDavid was seen wearing a sling in the hallway behind the dressing room and did not return for the third period. He had 12 points in his first 12 games and was named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for October.
McLellan was impressed how his team came together after the loss of the star rookie.
"It was a really good sign to see us rallying around an 18-year-old," he said.
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