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Taylor Hall To Miss Start Of Road Trip - Acton, Lander, Pitlick...Pakarinen(?) To Draw In

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Hall won't travel east, the Oilers have a conundrum on their hands.

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After leaving the ice last night with "Nasty Bruising", Edmonton Oilers leading-scorer looked to be listed as day-to-day.  But via NHL.com, "Oilers' Hall to remain in Edmonton for evaluation", Hall will not join the Oilers for the start of their Eastern Conference swing in Philadelphia:

Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall will remain in Edmonton to be evaluated by the Oilers medical team after sustaining a leg injury Saturday in a 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, the team announced Sunday.

Hall will not join the Oilers for the start of their five-game road trip, which opens Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers. He was injured Saturday when he lost his balance, crashed into the Canucks net, and hit his right leg on the goal post and end boards. He had an assist in 6:50 of ice time.

With Andrew Ference set to face a suspension, and Brad Hunt waived in a defensive swap for Oscar Klefbom while Nikita Nikitin visits the IR, the Oilers roster looks a bit jumbled as they head east.  Expect Will Acton to draw in on the fourth line while everyone moves up for Hall, though the Oilers could reach to the AHL for Anton Lander, Tyler Pitlick or the blazing hot Iiro Pakarinen, and expect Hunt to be added back to the roster for a few days if he clears waivers.