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Oilers forward Jordan Eberle talks about the frustration of the shoulder injury that has him sidelined 4-6 weeks, but says at least there’s a brightside.
If you missed it earlier today, watch the injury here.
from Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun,
Oilers winger Jordan Eberle left the contest in the first period after taking a hit from Arizona Coyotes centre Kyle Chipchura.
Eberle appeared to be favouring his shoulder as he skated off the ice. He left Rexall Place after the game with his arm in a sling.
“I left the puck for him and he kind of popped it through the guy’s skates,” said Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, describing the play. “Some guy squished him against the boards. I don’t know exactly the extent or anything, but it’s obviously a big loss for us if he’s out a day or who knows?
“He’s a big part of our team and now we just have to try and pick up the slack where it needs to be and we have to play for him.”
Eberle is the Oilers’ top right winger and would be tough to replace in the lineup if out for any extended amount of time.
“We’ll have a better indication of where he is (Wednesday),” McLellan said. “We’ll let you know then. I could guess tonight, but he won’t practise (Wednesday) for sure.”
Below, watch the hit at the start of the higlight package video via Sportsnet,
Eberle chatted with ESPN.com’s Craig Custance about the tournament and the future of the Oilers following Team Canada’s practice on Friday.
Custance: There’s a group of Oilers playing in this tournament. What do you hope you guys get out of playing here?
Eberle: First off, you get a chance to keep playing hockey. The playoffs are still going on and you want to be playing hockey in May. I’m a younger player, I have a lot to grow. You have a chance to play with some of the best players in the world. It brings your game up a level.
Custance: Are you still following the NHL playoffs back home?
Eberle: Oh, yeah. We’ve been watching quite a bit. It’s tough over here with the time change. You wake up with the scores and watch the highlights. But you definitely keep track.
Custance: So where were you when the Oilers won the draft lottery? Were you watching?
Eberle: I wasn’t even watching it. I found out on my phone, I was with quite a few teammates and pretty ecstatic....
“We’re still looked upon to finally getting over that hump and I feel the we can do it. We’re going to pick up where we left off. At the start of the year, we struggled and that’s going to be a big thing for us. We have to start the season well, because I think last year we really dug ourselves in a hole early on and that killed us going into the rest of the season. It gives you confidence if you can start off winning and you realize you have a good team.”
-Jordan Eberle of the Edmonton Oilers. More on Eberle from Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun.
The young Oilers defeated the Flames 4-0.