Oilers say Sekera doesn't have any bones broken after taking puck in face but maybe he's got concussion issues to go to IR. Tough year for a good guy— Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) February 14, 2018
There’s been a rash of pucks (okay, two) to the face lately. Drake Caggiula had a few teeth forcibly removed from his face in Anaheim, while Andrej Sekera absorbed a puck to the head in the same game. Both players didn’t come back during the Anaheim game, though we saw Caggiula on Monday night versus the Panthers.
Sekera didn’t practice today, and McLellan announced that he’s not headed to Vegas for tomorrow night’s game against the Golden Knights. Instead, he’s headed toward the injured reserve list, and Big Jim threw around the C-word in this tweet. Sekera’s absence from the lineup compounds the difficulty
Sekera will be on the IR until at least Tuesday’s game versus Boston. Sekera on the IR also ramps up the possibility of seeing Keegan Lowe make his Oilers debut sometime in the next three games.
So at least we got that going for us.