The Edmonton Oilers have been met with their first bit of adversity this season.
OK, more than a “bit” of adversity.
It’s unclear what the injury is, how significant it is or if it’ll require surgery. Rumblings suggested it may be a separation, and head coach Todd McLellan will address the situation later today.
As mentioned above, the Eberle injury puts a damper on what’s been an otherwise terrific preseason for the Oilers.
No. 1 overall pick Connor McDavid has looked as good as advertised, the club’s goaltending and defense are improved and the Oilers are a perfect 6-0 this preseason, with back-to-back shutouts victories over the Wild and Coyotes.
With Eberle sidelined, veteran winger Teddy Purcell could be bumped up into top-six forward duties.