Oscar Klefbom

#77 D / Edmonton Oilers / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 216 lb Age: 28 College: None

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    Oilers' Oscar Klefbom: Could miss another season

    Oscar Klefbom (shoulder) has a "very slim chance" at playing during the 2021-22 season, Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca reports.Klefbom already missed the entire 2020-21 campaign with a shoulder injury that wasn't surgically repaired until late March. He tallied 34 points in 62 games during the 2019-20 season while averaging over 25 minutes of ice time. Edmonton's acquisition of Duncan Keith would lessen the blow of the 27-year-old being absent for another year.

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    Oilers' Oscar Klefbom: Will undergo surgery

    Oscar Klefbom will undergo surgery on his injured shoulder in late March, Jason Gregor of Edmonton OilersNation.com reports.Klefbom won't play in 2020-21 due to his shoulder injury, but he's hoping to come back at full strength for the 2021-22 campaign. The 27-year-old blueliner racked up five goals, 29 assists, 159 shots and 180 blocks in 62 games last campaign, so his recovery will be one worth tracking for fantasy managers.

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    Oilers' Oscar Klefbom: Won't play this season

    Oscar Klefbom (shoulder) will miss the entirety of the 2020-21 campaign, the team announced Monday.According to the team's release, Klefbom is hoping to be fully fit for the 2021-22 season. In 62 games last year, the 26-year-old blueliner garnered five goals and 29 helpers and likely may have produced at a similar rate this year. Without Klefbom, the Edmonton Oilers could utilize Ethan Bear alongside Darnell Nurse, which would likely come with increased responsibilities including the power play. The team will no doubt place Klefbom on long-term IR in order to save some cap space.

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    Oilers' Oscar Klefbom: Will miss start of 2020-21

    Oscar Klefbom is dealing with a shoulder injury that may require surgery and force him to miss a significant chunk of the 2020-21 campaign.The fact that the team's release left open the possibility of Klefbom missing the entire season certainly doesn't bode well for a short-term absence. Once the defenseman makes a decision on whether to undergo surgery, the team should be able to provide a better timeline for return.

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    Oilers' Oscar Klefbom: Mulling recovery options

    Klefboom is weighing all the possibilities to deal with injuries from last season, including surgery, per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.The specifics of the injuries are unclear, but the possibility of surgery would keep the Swede out for an extended period of time. Oscar Klefbom supplied two assists while averaging 24:13 of ice time in the NHL's bubble, so his absence would be a major loss for the Edmonton Oilers should he opt for surgery.

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    Oilers' Oscar Klefbom: Dishes pair of helpers

    Oscar Klefbom had two assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.Klefbom had a hand in tallies by Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins during the contest. During the regular season, Klefbom posted 34 points, 18 of which came with a man advantage. He quarterbacks the top power-play unit for the Edmonton Oilers, who led the league in power-play efficiency at 29.5 percent.

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    Oilers' Oscar Klefbom: Paces Edmonton blueliners

    Oscar Klefbom recorded 34 points in 62 games prior to the league suspension of play in mid-March.Though he's had trouble staying healthy the last few seasons, Klefbom's game continues to improve. He's just four points off his career-high 38 set in 2016-17 (in 20 additional games) and has also reached new personal bests in assists (29), ice time (25:25), power-play ice time (3:38), power-play points (18) and blocked shots (180). He leads the Edmonton Oilers' back end in points and has received the fifth most ice time in the entire NHL, making him an asset every fantasy owner should covet. Just be mindful of Klefbom's unsightly minus-17 rating if your league counts that statistic.

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    Oilers' Oscar Klefbom: Slings helper Monday

    Oscar Klefbom posted an assist, three shots on goal, two blocked shots and two PIM in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.The Swedish blueliner had the secondary helper on Alex Chiasson's first-period goal. It took Klefbom only two games to get back on the scoresheet after his return from a shoulder injury. In 61 outings this year, he has 34 points, 176 blocks, 155 shots and 24 PIM.

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    Oilers' Oscar Klefbom: Returns in usual role

    Oscar Klefbom (shoulder) went plus-3 with four hits and two blocked shots in 22:11 during Saturday's 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets.Klefbom missed nine games after a minor shoulder injury. The Swede should continue to see a lot of playing time as a key member of the Edmonton Oilers' top four. He has 33 points, 174 blocks and 152 shots in 60 contests this year.

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    Oilers' Oscar Klefbom: Scheduled to rejoin action Saturday

    Oscar Klefbom (shoulder) will retake the ice during Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets barring a setback in morning skate, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.Klefbom's return will add some major punch on the back end for the Edmonton Oilers. Through 59 contests, Klefbom has compiled five goals and 28 assists while flinging 151 shots on net and averaging a career-high 3:46 of power-play ice time. He should immediately assume a key role along the blue line for an Edmonton squad jostling for playoff positioning as the NHL regular season heads down the final stretch.

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