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Discouraging health update on Connor McDavid released

Published April 10, 2024 at 9:06 PM

Tonight's matchup between the Edmonton Oilers and the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Vegas Golden Knights, promises to be intense at Rogers Place. However, Oilers fans received disappointing news as their star player, team captain Connor McDavid, will be sidelined for the game.

McDavid's absence from warmups hinted at his unavailability, confirmed by Oilers head coach Kris Knoblauch. Despite the setback, Knoblauch reassured fans that McDavid's injury isn't expected to keep him out for long.

The anticipation of McDavid's absence had been building, as Mark Spector of Sportsnet had hinted at the possibility in a report the previous day. Spector's insights shed light on McDavid's lower-body injury, which occurred during the game against Calgary.

While McDavid's injury is a setback for the Oilers, it appears to be minor. With the playoffs looming, the team is cautious about McDavid's recovery.

Officially, McDavid has a lower body injury and is day to day. Questionable for tmw v. VGK.
Injury happened with roughly 5:00 to play in Calgary Saturday.
Sounds like an injury, but not a major one. With playoffs around the corner, they'll be careful.

McDavid's remarkable performance this season has been exceptional, with 31 goals and 99 assists. He stands on the cusp of reaching a career milestone of 100 assists and ranks third in the NHL for total points.

As the Oilers prepare for tonight's game without their star player, the focus shifts to the team's ability to rally together and secure a crucial victory against the Golden Knights.

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