It's the news that we all knew was coming but none of use wanted to hear, Connor McDavid will be out of the Oilers lineup for a couple of months with a broken left clavicle. An exact timeline isn't know yet but Peter Chiarelli made it crystal clear that we're talking about months. Plural. As in more than one.
Connor McDavid suffered a broken left clavicle last night vs. Philadelphia, says #Oilers President & GM Peter Chiarelli.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 4, 2015
Connor was admitted to hospital last night, scheduled to have surgery. Chiarelli says he'll be out of the #Oilers lineup for "months".— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 4, 2015
With McDavid's return scheduled for after Christmas, hoepfully before the All-Star Game, the focus now will shift to how the Oilers handle life without him. Do the break up the Taylor Hall - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Leon Draisaitl combination to move Draisaitl into the 2C spot? With Jordan Eberle set to return as soon as Friday where does he fit in?