RNH hurt late in loss to canucks. No horcoff, belanger and Nuge vs stars. Smyth may play centre on third line
— Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) February 6, 2013
On a scale of one to good, this is about minus 7.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins isn’t at morning skate today, and that’s because he was injured against the Canucks on Monday. Word isn’t yet out as to what is injured, but it’s a certainty that he won’t be going in tonight’s game versus Dallas.
@oilonwhyte Clearly explains the Arcobello call up.
— Rob Soria (@Oil_Drop) February 6, 2013
Rob nails it perfectly. One of the notes I had yesterday was Arcobello’s success with 4 and 14 when they were down in Oklahoma City to start the season. The Oilers hope a little of that rubs off on the first line tonight against Kari Lehtonen and the rest of the Dallas Stars.
I’m sure we’ll find out this afternoon what’s ailing Nugent-Hopkins, and for the love of all that is holy, I hope it’s something he can come back from in a hurry.
UPDATE: According to several sources, he’s slated to be back Saturday.
Short term shoulder trouble for RNH
— Rob Tychkowski (@SUN_TYCHKOWSKI) February 6, 2013
…although “short term shoulder trouble” doesn’t encourage me too much.
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