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by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

Connor McDavid, like any other young player with an injury, is not enjoying the recovery part.

The 18-year-old centre did not make the last trip with the team, and although he feels better than he thought he would this early in the recovery process (broken clavicle), the young player is bored at home.

“He’s bored, which 18-year-olds can be when they’re not playing hockey and the team is away,” said Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan. “I think he’s got a great mindset right now and the mind heals the body so we’re off to a good start.”

“He hasn’t had any teammates around for eight or nine days and I’m not sure it’s real easy to go out and watch movies if you’re Connor McDavid in Edmonton right now. He’s probably a little bit bored but with his teammates back he’ll be fine.”

According to his teammate Taylor Hall, McDavid is a little “grumpy” around the house, which makes sense.

“Probably. He hasn’t had any teammates around for eight or nine days and I’m not sure it’s real easy to go out and watch movies if you’re Connor McDavid in Edmonton right now so he’s probably a little bit bored but with his teammates back he’ll be fine,” said McLellan.

McDavid has been testing his injury recently as he works to get back.

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