Yeah, luck isn’t going Nail Yakupov’s way, who’s out for the night


Life’s been tough for Nail Yakupov since Connor McDavid went down with an injury, but he was wrong if he thought things couldn’t get worse.

The Edmonton Oilers continue to see a disturbing pattern of draft lottery luck and then poor luck for many of those high-end picks, as Yakupov was shaken up during a truly unusual set of circumstances.

Watch this GIF as an official gets tangled up with him following a faceoff during tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes:

Update: It’s at least a bad enough injury that he needed help to get off the ice and won’t return to the game. Yikes.