Class Action Settlement for NHL GameCenter LIVE and NHL Center Ice Purchasers Means Special Benefits Available – Click Here to Find Out More
 
2015 NHL Draft
SHARE

Oilers' Nugent-Hopkins to have shoulder examined and miss remainder of season

Sunday, 04.21.2013 / 12:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

Share with your Friends


Oilers' Nugent-Hopkins to have shoulder examined and miss remainder of season

EDMONTON - Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will miss the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury, the club announced Sunday.

The team said on its Twitter account that Nugent-Hopkins is flying to Cleveland to have his shoulder examined and that surgery is likely.

After an impressive rookie campaign, Nugent-Hopkins' numbers were slightly down this year with just four goals and 20 assists in 40 games. He had 18 goals and 34 assists in 64 games in his first season after being picked first overall by Edmonton.

His left shoulder has been a re-occuring problem for the centre. He missed 20 games last season because of it and then had to leave the Oilers' AHL affiliate last December to do some strengthening and conditioning on the shoulder before playing for Canada at the world junior championship.

The Oilers, who will miss the post-season for the seventh straight year, have five games remaining, including a game at Anaheim on Sunday night.

Quote of the Day

Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL