Ennis sustained a fractured leg and ligament damage near his ankle against Chicago on Aug. 5 according to general manager Ken Holland, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports. Ennis is expected to be ready in time for the 2020-21 season, though whether he'll return to the Oilers is unclear. The winger is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason after notching 16 goals and 21 helpers for Ottawa and Edmonton in 2019-20.
Ennis (leg) has been ruled out indefinitely, meaning he won't be available for Game 4 against Chicago on Friday or Game 5 (if needed) on Saturday. It certainly doesn't sound like Ennis will be back any time soon, so he could miss even more time if the Oilers manage to overcome their 2-1 series deficit. In his stead, James Neal or Andreas Athanasiou figures to jump up to the second line with Leon Draisaitl, while Gaetan Haas should be the leading candidate to be added to the lineup.
Ennis suffered an apparent right leg injury in the second period of Wednesday's Game 3 versus the Blackhawks, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. Ennis was crushed by Blackhawks rookie Kirby Dach. The 30-year-old Ennis was unable to put weight on his right leg while exiting the ice. This could be a potential long-term injury for Ennis, who was working on Leon Draisaitl's line during the qualifying round series.
Ennis scored a goal on four shots in Monday's 6-3 win over the Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. Ennis' unassisted tally at 1:44 of the second period put the Oilers up 3-1. The diminutive forward had 37 points (16 goals, 21 assists) in 70 games between the Oilers and the Senators in 2019-20. As long as he stays on a line with either Connor McDavid or Leon Draisaitl, Ennis should be a strong value option in DFS formats.
Ennis scored a goal on seven shots in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to Winnipeg. Ennis snapped his seven-game goal drought when he opened the scoring just nine seconds into the second period. It was only his second goal since being acquired by the Oilers and his first since scoring in his Edmonton debut. However, his seven shots were a season high. The 30-year-old has 16 goals and 37 points in 70 games between Edmonton and Buffalo, his most productive offensive season since his 20-goal, 46-point campaign in 2014-15.
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