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Connor McDavid is out day-to-day and will miss next game

Published April 9, 2024 at 2:10 PM

During what might be his finest season yet, Connor McDavid was a notable no-show at the most recent Edmonton Oilers practice session, just before the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

No McDavid at practice today, second day off in a row for No. 97.
That is uncharacteristic. Let's see where this goes..

With the Stanley Cup Playoffs approaching, the last thing that the Edmonton Oilers need is an injury, and if it's Connor McDavid going down, their chances decrease drastically. On Tuesday, it was reported that McDavid missed his second straight practice, with reporters noting how uncharacteristic that is for him.

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.

Adding to the intrigue, the Edmonton Oilers have officially called up Dylan Holloway on an emergency basis, hinting that there might be a significant development concerning McDavid. Him not playing against Vegas tomorrow becomes more plausible now.

"Im surprised you noticed" as @EdmontonOilers Kris Noblauch showed some humour discussing @cmcdavid97 not on the ice today. Listed as day to day. Lower body injury. Felt discomfort last 5 minutes of game vs @NHLFlames

Potential for him to not play Wednesday vs. VGK, per Knoblauch.

The biggest hope for these Oilers is that it is simply a case of them being cautious with the playoffs just a few weeks away, but if it's something bigger, this entire fanbase may be collectively holding their breath. If McDavid misses time, it could mean his chances at the Hart Trophy go down the drain with both Nikita Kucherov and Nathan MacKinnon at their very best this season too, and knowing McDavid's competitiveness, he won't be missing time for no reason.
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