Slater Koekkoek sustained a collarbone injury in last night’s 7-1 victory over the Calgary Flames, and he’ll require plenty of time to recover. Just fourteen seconds into his first shift, Koekkoek collided with Flames forward Sam Bennett in the neutral zone and fell awkwardly to the ice while face-down. Koekkoek would make to the bench in obvious pain, it would be the last we would see of him that night.
Koekkoek has averaged just under 13 minutes a game in 17 total games played this season. He has scored one goal during that time.
The Oilers have recalled defenceman Theodor Lennstrom from Bakersfield. The left-shot Lennstrom has appeared in seven games with the Condors this year. Due to quarantine rules, it will be at least until March before Lennstrom is available.
It’s completely plausible that Lennstrom gets a look once he makes it to Edmonton. William Lagesson has appeared in eight games on the left side, though Lagesson has missed the last three games with an upper body injury. Caleb Jones looks to be in line to get a shot having been a healthy scratch since the end of January, and this ensures that the Oilers will see plenty of Kris Russell at least until Lennstrom is cleared to play.