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Oh look, Taylor Hall is hurting

Mar 5, 2012, 10:45 AM EDT

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The late part of the season is proving to be a tough time for Taylor Hall in his NHL career. Last season he wound up being knocked out for the year after getting hurt in a fight. This year, things aren’t as dire nor ugly but after taking a big bump on Friday night, his shoulder is hurting him and could keep him out of tonight’s game against Anaheim.

Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal gets the update from coach Tom Renney about how Hall is doing after sitting out of practice yesterday.

“This was a maintenance day here for Taylor. Obviously, he’s had some issues with his shoulder and T.D. (Forss, the trainer) thought it best that he stay off the ice to let it settle down. We hope he can play,” said Renney.

The Oilers aren’t going anywhere other than the draft lottery this year. That said, after Hall’s high ankle sprain last year and now with this shoulder aggravation here, it’s got to be immensely frustrating for the Oilers to have their dynamic scorer getting banged up like this.

  1. xxshookonexx - Mar 5, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Some tough luck for Taylor Hall and hopefully things get better for him…..but SOOOOOO thankful the Bruins got Seguin rather than Hall

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Mar 5, 2012 at 4:43 PM

      One has to remember that Seguin is on a Stanley Cup winning team. Hall is on a team that has been rebuilding for almost 10 years now. I really don’t see Seguin doing anything more than Hall has done if he were in Edmonton and vice versa.

  2. lordstanley65 - Mar 5, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Amen, brother, AMEN!!!

  3. canadian94 - Mar 5, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    And that’s where you’re both wrong

  4. firstandonlywarning - Mar 5, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Edmonton needs to sign 2 “touch Hall , Eberle or RNH and you lose teeth” type of players this offseason. One can be in the form of a goon, maybe the other a grizzled vet, but they need someone who will draw lines in the sand next year.

  5. geo91 - Mar 5, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    There’s only so much enforcers can do though, these guys need to hit the gym in the offseason for strength and flexibility training so they can take care of themselves. They’re hurt so easily and it’s regular season play, they’d be killed by the intensity and tear of the playoffs

    • taytay099 - Mar 5, 2012 at 4:54 PM

      Whatever Gary Roberts is doing is apparently working. Look at Stamkos and Hodgson. Edmonton’s top 3 would be a lot more deadly if they were stronger on the puck.

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