Taylor Hall had an eventful and physical return to Edmonton


Taylor Hall was back in Edmonton on Thursday night for the first time as a visiting player, and the Oilers did a nice job welcoming him back with a nice video tribute early in the game.

As for the game itself, which the Oilers ended up taking in overtime 3-2 thanks to a Leon Draisaitl goal that was set up by Connor McDavid, Hall ended up having a pretty eventful evening.

Along with recording an assist on Steven Santini‘s goal in the final minute of the second period to give the Devils a 2-1 lead, Hall also found himself in an altercation with Oilers forward Zach Kassian early in the third period.

Just after a neutral zone faceoff, Hall hit Kassian with a pretty nasty elbow that dropped the Oilers forward to the ice. That resulted Kassian eventually chasing Hall down and trying to confront him.

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Hall ended up getting a double-minor for high-sticking while Kassian earned a roughing minor. After the game Oilers coach Todd McLellan didn’t seem thrilled with Hall’s actions and said he did not think it was a clean play “by any means,” and then praised Kassian for sticking up for himself.

After being picked N0. 1 overall in 2010, Hall spent six years with the Oilers, scoring 132 goals and adding 196 assists in 381 games. He was traded to New Jersey over the summer for defenseman Adam Larsson.

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