McDavid (knee) was announced as a Hart Memorial Trophy finalist for the 2018-19 season Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Despite his team's unsuccessful season, McDavid set a new career high with 116 points. He also notched 41 goals for the second straight year. The 22-year-old phenom will spend his offseason recovering from a knee injury but could add to his already-huge trophy collection. This is his third straight top-5 finish in Hart Trophy voting.
McDavid has been named one of three finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award, reports TSN.ca. It is given to the most outstanding player as voted by his peers. McDavid is up against Nikita Kucherov and Patrick Kane. He won it last year and finished this season second overall in league scoring with 116 points.
McDavid (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of the 2018-19 campaign, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. McDavid suffered a small tear of the PCL ligament in his knee during the Oilers' regular-season finale against Calgary, but he won't require surgery, and should be at full strength once training camp gets underway in September. The 22-year-old phenom, who racked up 41 goals and 116 points in 78 games this campaign, will be the unquestioned No. 1 overall pick in all fantasy formats heading into next season.
McDavid will immediately begin rehabbing his leg injury, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports. The Oilers brass decided not to provide any details on the nature of McDavid's injury or a timeline for his recovery, but it appears they have a plan in place for his rehab. He was walking without crutches just days after the event, so we don't expect his recovery to impact his status for next season.
According to Ryan Rishaug of TSN.ca, MRI results on McDavid's leg injury are "encouraging." Expect the team to provide more details and perhaps a timeline in the coming days, but McDavid and the Oilers appear to have dodged a big bullet based on these early reports. At this point, nothing would suggest No. 97 won't be fully healthy once training camp gets underway next season.
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