Taylor Hall doesn’t skate Thursday, “clearly” not ready to return

If there has been one encouraging sign in Taylor Hall’s recovery from a concussion, it’s that he got back to skating shortly after suffering the injury. However, Thursday was an exception as he was kept off the ice.

“I don’t know if it’s a setback, I think it’s a leveling off,” said Oilers coach Tom Renney. “It’s a concussion. The bottom line is that he’s not ready to play the game, we’ll take it a day at time. We’ll see how’s he’s doing (Friday). He may be able to skate tomorrow, maybe not. We want him close to us so we’re able to make that determination.”

Hall felt “pretty much normal” on Sunday, but Renney said he’s “clearly” not ready. With so little time remaining in the regular season, it seems reasonable to wonder if Hall will play again in the 2011-12 campaign. For now though, Renney is calling Hall “day-to-day.”

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