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Josh Archibald Out Indefinitely

EDMONTON, AB - Head Coach Dave Tippett provided an update on the status of Josh Archibald on Sunday afternoon, revealing the forward has been diagnosed with Myocarditis and will be out indefinitely after contracting COVID-19 over the summer.

"In the last week or 10 days, he's got a bunch of tests done," Tippett said. "Archie, when he came up from the States, he had to quarantine for 14 days. During the back half of those 14 days, he wasn't feeling well. He had a severe viral infection coming out of his quarantine. He tried to skate for a few days and just wasn't feeling right, so we got a bunch of tests done with him.

Tippett continued: "What the tests showed was that at some point this summer, he had COVID, so he tested for the antibodies and he was struggling with the viral infection. He got a bunch of blood work done and since then has been diagnosed with Myocarditis. The doctors are taking care of him and he's getting a bunch more tests done, but ultimately, he's out indefinitely right now."



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Steeb's avatar

This also means that the Oilers don’t have to pay him for as long as he’s out (unvaxxed players who miss games due to covid don’t have to be paid). $1.5mil this year, and then he’s UFA. So, it’s doubtful he’ll play this year, and who will sign him after this fiasco? And that’s assuming he can ever play hockey again.

Posted by Steeb on 10/04/21 at 12:42 PM ET

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