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Posted on: January 19, 2012 1:24 pm
Edited on: January 19, 2012 1:42 pm
 

Our first look at Taylor Hall, post injury

TaylorHallBy: Adam Gretz

We already knew Taylor Hall was probably fortunate that his skate-to-the-face incident on Tuesday night wasn't even worse than it turned out to be, and as the picture to the right shows, well ... holy crap. It was pretty bad.

That's what Hall looked like on Thursday when he addressed the media for the first time since being injured before Edmonton's 4-2 loss in Columbus earlier this week. It occurred after Hall fell, without wearing his helmet, and was accidentally stepped on by his teammate, defenseman Corey Potter.

The cut required 30 stitches.

Hall and the Oilers have already done their part to dismiss reports that his season may be over, and the young Edmonton star has said he hopes to be back in the lineup "as soon as possible."

Also good news: he's promised his mother he will always wear his helmet during warmups from now on.

Previously at Eye On Hockey

Video: Hall cut during warmups
Hall says he will be back 'as soon as possible'

Photo: Edmonton Oilers on Twitter

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Posted on: January 18, 2012 9:15 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2012 9:25 pm
 

Hall says he will be back 'as soon as possible'



By: Adam Gretz

Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall needed 30 stitches above his left eye on Tuesday night after he was accidentally cut by the skate blade of his teammate, Corey Potter, during warmups prior to their 4-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. That incident, scary as it may have been, could have easily been much worse, and all parties involved have to be relieved that it wasn't.

Still, that's a pretty serious cut, and on Wednesday evening a report surfaced from NHL Home Ice producer Josh Rimer that Hall may be done for the remainder of the season, a report that Hall and the Oilers have since denied.

Shortly after that report hit the Internet, Hall went to his Twitter account and posted the following message: "The reports that I'm out for the season aren't true. I am going to be back as soon as possible. Thanks for all the get well responses."

The Oilers released a similar statement on their official Twitter account, saying "Despite inaccurate reporting, Taylor Hall is NOT out for the season and is looking forward to returning to the lineup as soon as possible."

In 36 games this season Hall has scored 15 goals to go with 16 assists.

Whether he returns this season or not (and he sure sounds like he plans on it, even though you could argue that "as soon as possible" may not necessarily mean this season) the Oilers could certainly use some positive news on the injury front as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle, the team's other two prized young forwards, are also out with injuries at the present time.

Previously at Eye On Hockey

Video: Taylor Hall cut by skate
More Edmonton Oilers News

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Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:34 pm
 

Video: Taylor Hall cut by skate in warmups

By: Adam Gretz

A scary situation unfolded in Columbus on Tuesday night before the Blue Jackets-Oilers game as young Edmonton standout Taylor Hall was cut by a skate during warmups.

The incident occurred after Hall, who was not wearing a helmet at the time, fell to the ice directly in the path of his teammate, defenseman Corey Potter.

As Potter attempted to jump over Hall in an effort to avoid him, his skate came down on Hall's face resulting in a cut above his eye.

This is what it looked like:



The Oilers have yet to announce the severity of the injury, but Hall did not play in the game.

The Oilers are already without two of their other young Stars, forwards Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle, due to injury.

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