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Draisaitl won't play for Oilers against Senators

Forward has eye injury, considered day to day

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Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl won't play against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday (10 p.m. ET; CBC, TVA Sports, NHL.TV) because of an eye injury.

Draisaitl was injured during a 5-2 home loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Monday. He did not practice Thursday or Friday and is considered day to day.

"He didn't practice and won't play tomorrow," coach Todd McLellan said after practice Friday. "That's all we know for now.

"He's got a black eye and we're waiting to hear a little bit more on its condition and how it affects his head."

Draisaitl finished second on the Oilers last season with 77 points (29 goals, 48 assists) and has three points (one goal, two assists) in three games this season. The 21-year-old signed an eight-year, $68 million contract (average annual value $8.5 million) as a restricted free agent on Aug. 16.

Rookie Kailer Yamamoto practiced in Draisaitl's spot on right wing with the first line of center Connor McDavid and left wing Patrick Maroon on Friday.

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