As if things haven’t gone badly enough to this point for the Edmonton Oilers, what with their ECHL-caliber goaltending, a porous defensive scheme, and a 2-6-1 start that has them in last place in the Western Conference. Now they have to deal with the loss of their best player for the next month.
The Oilers confirmed today that Hall could miss up to four weeks while recovering from a left knee injury he suffered during Saturday night’s win in Ottawa.
The unspecified damage (suspected to be a minor ACL tear) may have occurred when he was checked awkwardly by Ottawa’s Eric Gryba, but if that didn’t do it, getting nailed in the knee by Kyle Turris as he exited the penalty box a few minutes later certainly sealed the deal.
It’s a tough break, but hardly a first for the hard-luck Hall. Here’s a rundown of his lengthy list of injuries, courtesy of the Edmonton Journal: