Milan Lucic suffered a lower body injury and is currently in a cast of some sort. Not sure on timeline at this point or how the injury happened.— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) April 15, 2019
Further to Lucic injury - Happened off ice after practice Friday in Calgary. Will remain in cast for 2 more weeks, and the injury won't affect his regular summer training schedule. Expected to be 100% for training camp.— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) April 15, 2019
Ah yes, the ol’ “off ice after practice” injury. This explains why Milan Lucic was out of last Saturday’s game against the Calgary Flames, but it’s awfully strange that information is just appearing about Lucic’s ailment. Whatever the ailment, Rishaug says that Lucic will “be in a cast” for two more weeks, and that there’s no worry that he’ll miss any training camp.
It took a full nine days after this injury supposedly happened, and there hasn’t been a sound from the Oilers about it.
Funny thing is he skated hard at practice day before final game in Calgary. Don't remember any sign of a limp at final playoff-media gathering.— Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) April 15, 2019
Whatever the injury may be, the club has taken special care not to release any information about it, which is odd considering he missed the final game of the year.
You’d figure that the team would be eager to report something like this if it keeps Lucic from the lineup.
More to come, I’m sure.