EDMONTON - Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid left Monday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers with what appears to be a shoulder injury that will keep him out long term, according to head coach Todd McLellan.
"He's disappointed he got injured," said McLellan. "It's his rookie season and things were going very well."
McDavid had a partial short-handed breakaway but fell awkwardly with 1:44 remaining in the second period and Philadelphia leading 2-1.
He was ridden hard into the boards by Flyers defencemen Michael Del Zotto and Brandon Manning, who also lost their balance on the play.
McDavid left the ice favouring his left shoulder. He was seen wearing a sling in the hallway behind the dressing room and did not return for the third period.
McDavid, the first overall selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, had 12 points in his first 12 games and was named the Rookie of the Month for October.