Nugent-Hopkins (undisclosed) passed concussion protocol and has been cleared to play following Edmonton's bye week, Ryan Rishaug of reports.

Nugent-Hopkins is simply dealing with bruising after his rough collision with Brandon McNabb, which is certainly good news for the youngster. The British Columbia native has been a model of consistency, never going more than four games without notching a point all year. Assuming nothing goes awry in his recovery, he will look to build upon his 31 points (16 goals, 15 assists) Saturday against Vancouver.

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