Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has a minor concussion and won't play against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday (10:30 p.m. ET; SNOL, CSN-CA; NHL.TV), coach Todd McLellan said.
Nugent-Hopkins left the game Tuesday at the Arizona Coyotes in the second period after a hit by Coyotes defenseman Connor Murphy. Nugent-Hopkins was playing in his sixth game after missing seven weeks because of a broken finger.
In 52 games this season, Nugent-Hopkins has 11 goals and 33 points.
The Sharks will clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a win against the Oilers. They'll also get in if they earn a point and the Coyotes lose to the Dallas Stars in any fashion, or if the Coyotes lose to the Stars in regulation.