Klinkhammer (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday. Klinkhammer suffered the injury in Tuesday's tilt against the Wild after he was hit into the boards by one of Minnesota's defenseman and awkwardly landed on his left knee. The Oilers recalled Tyler Pitlick on Wednesday, who will occupy Klinkhammer's spot on Edmonton's 23-man roster until he's healthy. Klinkhammer will be eligible to return to game action Nov. 6 against the Penguins.
Klinkhammer left Tuesday's game with a lower body injury and will not return, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports. Klinkhammer was hit into the boards by one of the Wild's defenseman and looked to have awkwardly landed on his left knee. It's currently unclear how severe of an injury it is, but he'll have to take the rest of the night off. Until we hear more on the injury, consider him questionable for Thursday's outing with the Canadiens.
Klinkhammer skated on the top line with Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in practice Thursday, TSN's Ryan Rishaug reports. While the newly recalled Andrew Miller was considered to be on the first line entering Wednesday's game, he ended up playing just 8:28 in that contest. Klinkhammer was still stuck in third-line duties, but he'll have a golden opportunity to get his first points of the year if he retains the assignment for Friday's game against Washington.
Rob Klinkhammer potted his fifth goal of the season in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Red Wings.
Rob Klinkhammer (paternity) was on the ice for the Oilers' morning skate and will be back in the lineup Friday against the Wild, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
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