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Nugent-Hopkins (sore shoulder) out tonight, expected back Saturday

Feb 6, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT

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Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will miss tonight’s home game against Dallas with a sore shoulder.

Per Sportsnet’s Gene Principe, Nugent-Hopkins was hurt Monday in overtime versus Vancouver. The sore shoulder is not, however, the same shoulder that caused the 19-year-old trouble last season, according to coach Ralph Krueger.

One unidentified Oiler told Principe, “I know Nuge has been having some issues with his shoulders but it’s not serious.”

The news is sure to resurrect the topic of whether Nugent-Hopkins, who the Oilers list at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, has the build to stay healthy in the NHL.

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