The Edmonton Oilers will be without one of their highly-skilled forwards Wednesday.
The team has announced that center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will not play against the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place due to an illness. He will be replaced in the lineup by Teemu Hartikainen.
Nugent-Hopkins, the No. 1 selection at the 2011 NHL Draft, has two goals and nine assists in 27 games. Three of his 11 points have come in the past four games.