The Oilers have placed Taylor Hall (knee) on injured reserve.
Hall was diagnosed with a sprained MCL and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks. He is eligible to be activated next week, but he is not expected to be healthy. It obviously depends on the severity of the sprain and the player, but Ducks' forward Pat Maroon only missed two weeks with a sprain MCL, so there is some optimism that Hall won't be out one month.
Hall was injured on Saturday night when he went crashing into the post. Hall had been off to a great start, scoring 10 points (6G / 4A) in the first 11 games. Edmonton is going to be in trouble without Hall for at least two weeks, but they have talent that can step up in his absence, it is just a matter of if they do or not.
Hall (leg) will not travel with the team to start their upcoming road-trip.
Hall was injured when crashed into the goalpost last night and with the Oilers sent to embark on a five-game road-trip, it will start without their star winger. The trip starts Tuesday in Philly and goes until the following Tuesday in Nashville. Hall will stay in Edmonton and be evaluated by the medical staff and a detailed injury report will likely be released in the next 24 hours. It sounds like the injury is not too serious, so he could potentially join the team in the middle of the trip.
Hall left Saturday's game after crashing into a post and did not return.
Following Saturday's game, head coach Dallas Eakins had no update on Hall's status, but he was spotted leaving the arena with no crutches or walking boot, which is positive news that the injury might not be too severe. Losing Hall would be a huge loss for the Oilers, but with two days off before their next game, he could be back.
Hall was held out of practice on Monday and did not take part in this morning's optional skate, but he will play through his minor shoulder pain. He will skate on the top line with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Sam Gagner.
Updating an earlier report. Hall will play tonight vs. Tampa Bay.
17 days after spraining his left knee. It’s well ahead of the four-week prognostication after the second-degree sprain when hit by Eric Gryba. Hall will have to wear a brace on his knee the rest of the season, but that’s a small price to pay to be back, for Thursday’s game on a line with Sam Gagner and Nail Yakupov.
Looks as if Taylor Hall (knee) will return to the Oilers lineup tonight.
Hall missed the last seven games with a knee injury that he suffered on October 19. The Oilers have been struggling - one win in last six games - so Hall will be a welcomed addition to the lineup. He had three goals and five assists with a minus-6 rating in nine games.
Taylor Hall, now skating with a brace on his left knee, will travel with Oilers out east (Nov 5-10). He expects he could be back before end of the four-game trip.
Hall will miss his sixth straight game with the knee injury that he suffered on October 19th vs. Ottawa. Hall has battled injuries throughout his career, but hopefully he can turn the corner to good health following his return from the latest injury. Monitor his status throughout the week.
Oilers GM Craig MacTavish says Taylor Hall is expected to be out four weeks due to his injured left knee.
This is a terrible break for the Oilers who's lineup has been depleted by injuries all month. Coming into the season Hall looked poised for another great season, but concerns about injury always loom near with the 21-year-old. Expect Nail Yakupov to take on an expanded role as he looks to fill in for Hall and get back into coach Dallas Eakins good graces.
Taylor Hall has returned to Edmonton to receive medical examination on his injured left knee.
The Oilers and Hall owners are hoping that an MRI in Edmonton reveals no structural damage to his injured knee. Leaving the team on the road trip isn't exactly a good sign, but we'll have to wait and see what the MRI reveals.