Klefbom played just 30 games in 2015-16, recording 12 points, due to a hand injury and an infection in his foot, but the Edmonton Journal reports that he's expected to be healthy heading into next season. Over those first 30 games, Klefbom looked to be growing into the role of a two-way blueliner on the top pairing, but his season was cut short far too soon. From the sound of coach Todd McLellan's talk about the injury, Klefbom could have returned right around the end of the season if the Oilers had been in contention, but that was decidedly not the case, so they let him have the offseason to heal. He should be back in at least a top-four role next season.
Klefbom (infection) is unlikely to play again this season, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports. This has been an incredibly disappointing season for Klefbom. He suffered a broken hand Dec. 11 and then the infection in his foot soon thereafter. While healthy Klefbom had four goals and 12 points in 30 games. It's not the production that Edmonton will miss, it's the development as the organization still doesn't know what kind of defender he will be.
Klefbom (foot infection) did not practice with the team Tuesday, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports. It was originally thought that Klefbom could return to the lineup Saturday versus Vancouver but he will need to practice for at least a day or two first. He only has four goals and 12 points this season so his loss won't be felt by fantasy owners but the Oilers would like to see him play for the remainder of the season in order to see where he stands in his progression to a top pair defender.
Klefbom (infection) will be sidelined for at least one more week, Jason Gregor of TSN 1260 reports. Klefbom has been a full participant in practice of late, but evidently will require at least another week to skate himself back into playing shape. Friday's news doesn't come as much of a surprise, however, as the 22-year-old blueliner hasn't seen game action since Dec. 11. The Oilers should provide an update on the former first-round pick's status once he's ready to return to the lineup.
Klefbom (infection) could return Tuesday versus the Sharks. Klefbom hasn't played since Dec. 14 after breaking a finger and then suffering an infection in his leg. He has been a full participant in practice of late and the loss of Brandon Davidson (lower body) for an undetermined amount of time may be the opening Klefbom needs to return to the Oilers as soon as Tuesday.
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