The Oilers transferred McDavid (quad) to injured reserve Friday.
McDavid's placement on injured reserve comes as no surprise following the news earlier in the week suggesting he was headed for a multi-week absence. The star pivot's move to the list opened the door for the team to recall Markus Granlund from AHL Bakersfield.
McDavid suffered a quadriceps injury that will sideline him for 2-3 weeks. General manager Ken Holland told reporters, "He's two to three weeks. That's a normal timeline for this injury. We're hoping less. It's not long-term."
McDavid's injury was originally classified as a charley horse but it appears to be a much more severe issue. The world-class center is in Toronto to undergo further evaluation and begin his rehab, per Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com. Without McDavid out of the lineup, the Oilers will lean heavily on Leon Draisaitl to keep the team in playoff contention.
McDavid (knee) is unsure if he'll play in Tuesday's game versus the Blackhawks, Ryan Rishaug of TSN.ca reports.
McDavid skated during the first part of Monday's morning skate but left before the team went through line rushes, according to Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com. The center considers it a "charley horse." Considering McDavid sustained a serious knee injury at the end of last season, the Oilers may exercise caution. Leon Draisaitl worked as the No. 1 center in practice in McDavid's place Monday.
McDavid was not available to the media after Saturday's 3-2 win over the Predators because he was being assessed by the medical staff, Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca reports.
McDavid appeared uncomfortable at points throughout the game, but he still skated 19:27 with an assist, three shots on goal and four PIM over 20 shifts. For now, this is likely a precautionary evaluation for the superstar. The Oilers' next game is Tuesday versus the Blackhawks -- his status should be confirmed prior to that contest. Per head coach Dave Tippett, McDavid has a bruise "on top of his knee," Spector reports. Tippett added the center is fine to the best of his knowledge, and the concern is not too serious.
McDavid notched a goal on five shots in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Sharks.
McDavid's tally at 5:20 of the first period gave the Oilers an early 2-0 lead, but the Sharks scored the next five goals. The 23-year-old reached the 80-point threshold with his 30th goal of the year. He's added 177 shots and a minus-6 rating through 54 outings.
McDavid scored a pair of goals, one on the power play, in Saturday's 8-3 win over the Flames.
McDavid accounted for the Oilers' third and fourth tallies, the latter standing as the game-winner in a crazy contest. The all-world center is up to 79 points (29 goals, 50 helpers), 169 shots on net and 36 power-play points through 52 contests this season.
McDavid notched a power-play assist and five shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Flames.
McDavid earned the secondary helper on Alex Chiasson's second-period goal. During his seven-game point streak, McDavid has five markers and eight assists. For the season, he's up to 27 goals and 77 points in 50 games, an identical line to teammate Leon Draisaitl, with whom he shares the lead in the Art Ross trophy race.
McDavid scored two goals, one the game-winner on the power play, in Saturday's 7-3 victory over the Coyotes.
He found the back of the net twice in the second period, extending his current point streak to six games. McDavid powers into the All-Star break as the NHL's leading scorer with 76 points (27 goals, 49 assists) through 49 contests -- just one point ahead of teammate Leon Draisaitl.
McDavid posted three assists and four shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Predators.
Two of his helpers came with a man advantage. McDavid has racked up three goals and seven helpers over his current five-game point streak. He's at 74 points (33 on the power play), 154 shots and a minus-4 rating in 48 outings this season. The 22-year-old is poised to potentially top 120 points by the end of the campaign.
McDavid netted a goal on three shots in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Flames.
The first-period tally was vintage McDavid -- he received a pass from Ethan Bear, carved through the Flames' defense and beat Cam Talbot with a well-placed shot. The world-class center has three goals and four assists during a four-game point streak. He's up to 25 tallies and 71 points in 47 contests this season, to go with 150 shots on goal and 30 hits.
McDavid earned a power-play assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Canadiens.
McDavid set up Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for the game-tying goal at 2:16 of the third period. In his last three games, McDavid has two goals and four helpers. The superstar is the first player to reach 70 points this season -- he's recorded 24 goals and 46 assists in 46 games. McDavid has a league-leading 31 power-play points, as well.
McDavid put up four points in a 6-4 win over the Maple Leafs on Monday.
The Oilers' captain fired eight shots on goal against Toronto but only came away with one goal, but it was an absolute dandy that saw him shake Morgan Rielly before roofing a shot for his 24th goal of the campaign. McDavid is up to 69 points in 45 games, and his assist on Leon Draisaitl's power-play marker was McDavid's 30th point with the man advantage in 2019-20.
McDavid scored a goal on four shots in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Bruins.
McDavid's goal at 1:48 of the third period stretched the Oilers' lead to 3-1. While his four-game point streak ended Thursday in Buffalo, the superstar is now at 65 points (23 tallies, 42 helpers) through 44 games this season. McDavid has added 138 shots on goal and a minus-5 rating.
McDavid produced a power-play assist in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Rangers.
McDavid supplied the helper on James Neal's hat-trick-clinching tally in the second period. McDavid is on a modest four-game point streak, with two scores and three assists in that span. The center continues to pace the league with 64 points, including 29 on the power play, through 42 games.
McDavid scored a goal on three shots but went minus-2 in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Flames.
McDavid tipped in a Darnell Nurse shot attempt in the first period, cutting the Flames' lead to 2-1 at the time. However, it wasn't enough to change the result. The 22-year-old superstar has four points in his last three games and 63 points (22 markers, 41 helpers) through 41 contests this year. Defensively, McDavid's line has struggled lately -- he's posted a minus-10 rating despite producing 11 points in his last 10 outings.
McDavid recorded a power-play assist, two shots on goal and a minus-3 rating in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Canucks.
McDavid set up Oscar Klefbom's second-period goal, but it was not the best performance for the center. The good news is McDavid leads the league with 62 points, 28 of which have come with a man advantage. However, he's now at minus-5 for the season.
McDavid scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Canadiens.
McDavid's assist on Leon Draisaitl's opening goal got the former to 60 points. The star center then restored a lead for the Oilers with his power-play goal in the second period. McDavid is at 61 points (21 goals, 40 helpers) and 123 shots on goal through 39 contests. He's on pace to top the lofty 116 points he had in 78 games last year, which is great news for fantasy owners and Oilers fans alike.
McDavid recorded a pair of assists, one on the power play, three shots on goal and a blocked shot in a 2-1 win over Dallas on Monday.
The Oilers' captain, as we've come to expect, factored into both his team's goals Monday and now has 59 points in 36 games this season. McDavid was coming off a rare pointless outing in his last game, a 4-1 loss to the Maple Leafs that saw No. 97 finish a minus-2 in 22:22 of action, so it had to feel good to get back on the scoresheet, especially in a win. We imagine, though, McDavid will regret not doing more with 7:02 of power-play ice time.
McDavid produced a goal on his only shot and had a power-play assist in Thursday's 6-5 loss to Minnesota.
McDavid and the Oilers seem to be stuck in a rut to start December, going just 2-4 to start the new month. That hasn't stopped the phenom from scoring, however, as he's up to 57 points, 108 shots, and 25 power-play points through 34 games this year. McDavid looks to be heading for his fourth straight 100-point season, and he holds a two point lead on teammate Leon Draisaitl for the top spot in the league.
McDavid had three assists and one shot with four hits in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Hurricanes.
It was just another night at the office for the 22-year-old, who factored into every Edmonton goal in a thwarted comeback attempt. It was McDavid's 15th multi-point game of the season, though he's now gone a season-long five games without a goal. McDavid leapfrogged teammate Leon Draisaitl for top spot in the NHL scoring race and now boasts 55 points in 33 games.
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