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Taylor Hall Out 2-4 Weeks With MCL Sprain

Nevit Dilmen

Not only will he miss the start of the Oilers' Eastern Conference road trip, Taylor Hall will the next 2-4 weeks with another injury, this time an MCL "sprain" reported by the Oilers Twitter account:

Originally reported as "nasty bruising", the length of recovery time means Hall will miss between 7 and 15 games as the Oilers head into December.

The Oilers are 13th in the Western Conference in points percentage with Hall in the lineup, and without him are in danger of falling out of the playoffs by December as even maintaining their current pace would leave them with 21 points in 26 games by early December and essentially playing for a lottery spot.

The Oilers have extremely limited options with which to replace Hall, and those options became even more limited after Tyler Pitlick suffered an "upper body" injury last night against Iowa: