MAJOR: Oilers Provide an Update on McDavid and Fans Are Worried

Published October 27, 2023 at 11:59


In the absence of captain Connor McDavid, the Edmonton Oilers faced a frustrating 3-0 defeat against the New York Rangers. McDavid missed the game due to an upper-body injury, suspected to have occurred during a clash with Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey in a prior match. Though he was seen skating alone before the game, his return remains uncertain, even for the awaited Heritage Classic against the Calgary Flames. The Oilers are urged not to rush McDavid's return despite the mounting pressure, especially with their "Cup or Bust" aspiration this season.

«This is an angry group»

The recent loss unveiled the Oilers' struggle without McDavid, and the emotional toll was evident as a heated discussion among the team's leadership ensued, highlighting an urgent call for accountability.

«This is an angry group» @TSNRyanRishaug breaks down the Oilers' shutout loss the Rangers, the level of frustration in the dressing room and the latest on Connor McDavid's injury:

Coach Jay Woodcroft didn't offer much about McDavid's condition but acknowledged his progress.

«Connor McDavid did skate [Thursday]. Woodcroft said he had a good day, but no update in terms of whether or not he may be available for the Heritage Classic coming up on the weekend. So, not a lot of information, but he was on the ice.»

Low Morale

The Oilers' morale is seemingly tethered to McDavid's presence, showcasing the essential role he plays within the team. His absence not only derails the team's immediate performance but possibly its seasonal aspirations if rushed back prematurely.

#edmontonoilers it just goes to show you without Connor McDavid, the Edmonton Oilers are nothing

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MAJOR: Oilers Provide an Update on McDavid and Fans Are Worried

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