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Nugent-Hopkins headed back to Edmonton to get shoulder looked at

Dec 2, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is headed back to Edmonton.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie tweets that Nugent-Hopkins will have his shoulder evaluated as it hasn’t “felt right” all season. There was a thought that he was headed back to Alberta for Team Canada’s announcement of their World Junior Championship final selection camp roster, but that’s not the case.

McKenzie says Nugent-Hopkins will be checked out by Oilers doctors and if all is well he will wind up playing for Team Canada. If there are problems, he won’t be headed to Russia for the tournament.

In 19 games with the Oklahoma City Barons, he’s got eight goals and 12 assists, putting him third on the team in scoring behind defenseman Justin Schultz and forward Jordan Eberle. Yeah, the Barons are a little loaded.

  1. rushledger - Dec 2, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Mark my word he has been playing through a torn labrum since last season.

    • crosberries - Dec 2, 2012 at 4:01 PM

      Then why would he play now when it doesn’t mean anything?

      • bigoldorcafromvan - Dec 2, 2012 at 4:41 PM

        I really don’t think he has been playing with a torn labrum since last season. If he has Edmonton Medical Staff is not doing their job…

  2. rushledger - Dec 2, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    They let Taylor hall play when he needed surgery well before he got it. If you go looking for something that isn’t complete visible you’ll dig up things so to speak.

    • crosberries - Dec 2, 2012 at 7:21 PM

      Yeah during an NHL season not for playing in the AHL

  3. mrchainbluelightning - Dec 2, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Shoulda took Captain Landeskog, A mistake the Oil will regret for a long time. Huberdeau would have been a better selection as well.

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