EDMONTON, AB - Oilers Head Coach Dave Tippett gave media an update on the status of a few players Thursday following practice at Rogers Place.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins missed the past two outings with a hand injury, Alex Chiasson was placed on concussion protocol following a hit he took against the Avs and Kris Russell was absent from practice Thursday after missing parts of Wednesday's 4-1 loss.
"Nuge had a little procedure this week and I don't think he's available this weekend but early next week is a possibility for him," said Tippett of Nugent-Hopkins.
"It's been a little bit of a nagging thing for a few weeks. We decided it was the right time to make sure we took care of it. Hopefully, a week or 10 days will do that."
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Tippett also said Chiasson was getting tests done on Thursday and that the staff would learn more based on the results.
As for Russell, Tippett elaborated on the ear injury he sustained.
"Russell just took a bad cut on his ear last night and was sore today. I think he'll be available to play on Saturday," Tippett said.
"I don't know if you've ever had your ear sewed up before but that's one of the worst spots. I felt for him seeing him lying on the table last night. We decided to give him the day off. He earned a day off today."