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Oil Spills: Wednesday Links - Waiting On An Injury Update

All the news that you can use from Edmonton and around the NHL. The Oilers lost Connor McDavid to a shoulder injury last night. And some other stuff happened too.

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About Last Night

When a Win is a Loss -- The Copper & Blue
The Oilers win 4-2 to the Flyers but lose McDavid "long term " to a shoulder injury.

Flyers Flail, Fight, Fall -- Broad Street Hockey
In Edmonton, things went from bad to still bad.

When a Win is a Loss -- The Copper & Blue
The Oilers win 4-2 to the Flyers but lose McDavid "long term " to a shoulder injury.

Player grades: One young star falls but others rise to the occasion as Oilers overwhelm Flyers - Bruce McCurdy -- Cult of Hockey
For a change, this “moral victory” even came with two points for the Edmonton Oilers. But the outcome and those points pale into insignificance with the loss of generational talent Connor McDavid to a “long-term” injury just 13 games into his NHL career.

McDavid injury update - Jason Gregor -- OilersNation
We won't know the official status of Connor McDavid until tomorrow morning, when GM Peter Chiarelli addresses the media, but it sounds like he injured his clavicle. "It will be long-term, he will be out for awhile," said Todd McLellan after the game.

Connor McDavid injury leaves Oilers coach Todd McLellan mulling options - Jim Matheson -- Edmonton Journal
If Connor McDavid damaged his left shoulder or clavicle — Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli will let us know where he’s hurt Wednesday morning and whether he will be out three weeks or three months — during a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers, nobody felt for the teenager more than his coach Todd McLellan.

McDavid is out, but some great signs from him & young Oilers - David Staples -- Cult of Hockey
It was a terrible thing to see Connor McDavid crash into the boards and leave the game Tuesday night.

Hall shines against Flyers, but Oilers lose McDavid in the process - Jim Matheson -- Edmonton Journal
While the Oilers have lost centre Connor McDavid “long-term,” in the words of coach Todd McLellan, the line of Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl continued their run as offensive drivers in the 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Connor McDavid out with injury as Oilers defeat Flyers - Rob Tychkowski -- Edmonton Sun
Is there such a thing as a devastating victory?

Around the NHL

How the ever-present threat of 'backhand shelf' influences breakaway dynamics -- theScore
Every hockey player who tells you his breakaway technique is to come down, look for a hole and just shoot is a liar. He may not know he’s a liar - he almost certainly doesn’t - but … he kind of is.

Analytics compare the starts of McDavid, Eichel and Domi --
For the first time since 2005, the NHL has welcomed two rookies with possibly generational talent in Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, but another rookie has been stealing headlines early in the season.

Bruins winger Chris Kelly trips and fractures his femur --
The Boston Bruins and Dallas Stars had barely enough time to settle into their game on Tuesday before a gruesome injury brought the game to a halt.

Chris Kelly has likely played his last game as a Bruin -- Stanley Cup of Chowder
Last night, on November 3rd, 2015, Chris Kelly sustained a leg injury that will keep him out of the line up for 6 to 8 months, or until his contract expires. Many considered his 3 million AAV to be an over payment, and with many forwards filling similar skill sets to him being left out in the cold over the summer, Kelly will be lucky to get an NHL contract, let alone one from the Bruins.

The swift, merciless and unfair downfall of Bryan Bickell -- Second City Hockey
In 2013, Bryan Bickell was a savior for a Stanley Cup champion. Now he's getting paid millions to play in the AHL.

Steven Stamkos just basically tried to steal Dylan Larkin's lunch money --
Dylan Larkin didn't stand a chance.

VIDEO: Be mesmerized by the Sharks 90's animation -- Fear The Fin
You will never stop watching this. You've been warned.