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Oilers’ Hall (knee) returns to Edmonton for MRI

Oct 20, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT

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Taylor Hall‘s exit from Saturday’s game against Ottawa has Oilers management concerned enough to send him home.

Oilers coach Dallas Eakins said they’ve sent Hall back to Edmonton to have an MRI done on his injured knee. He hurt it against Ottawa on Saturday afternoon after a knee-on-knee collision with Senators defenseman Eric Gryba. There’s no timetable for when he’ll return to action.

Hall’s absence comes at a poor time as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had just returned from his own shoulder issues and the team is already without Sam Gagner. It doesn’t help that Edmonton is also off to a rocky 2-6-1 start that’s seen Devan Dubnyk struggle in goal.

Now the Oilers will be without, arguably, their best player for an unknown length of time. As for Gryba, there has been no word yet if he’ll be disciplined by the league for his hit.

  1. esracerx46 - Oct 20, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    We know somethings goofy with Edmonton’s X-ray machine. We sure that MRI machine is up to snuff too?

  2. withseidelinn - Oct 20, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    There’s no way there will be any supplemental discipline for Gryba’s hit. What should be looked at is Taylor Hall’s slashing problem. Guy acts like a little pissed of toddler whenever someone plays the body on him.

  3. bigoldorcafromvan - Oct 20, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    I did not watch the game and I have not seen a video of the knee to knee. But with Hall.s history of knee to knees just maybe it was a collision with both hoping it wouldn.t hurt. I think if it was a deliberate hit on Hall there would be a video out there to watch. JMO

  4. tantrum4 - Oct 21, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    There was no knee on knee hit. Hall took a shot then instantly grabbed his knee. No one was even near him.

    • serialthri11a - Oct 21, 2013 at 12:17 PM

      If you caught the game; Before the penalty for his slash he seemed to take a hit that he disliked, then he retaliated to get two in the box. After his penalty he was on the way to the bench and caught a pass so he took a shot and that is where you caught the clip of him shooting then instantly grabbing his knee.

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