While the Edmonton Oilers and their fans collectively hold their breath and wait for the official diagnosis of Taylor Hall‘s injury, there is some good news coming from Ottawa. Aside from the Oilers 3-1 victory over the Senators on Saturday afternoon, Hall was seen walking out of the team’s dressing room following the game and according to Gene Principe, via Twitter the injury may not be too serious.
Taylor Hall just walked out of Edmonton dressing room.Not a doctor but no major limp and didn’t seem to be overly favouring his left knee.
— Gene Principe (@GenePrincipe) October 19, 2013
Furthermore, Dallas Eakins addressed the media after the Oilers picked up their first road win of the season in Ottawa and provided some additional positive insight to Hall’s injury.
Coach Eakins says post-game Taylor Hall’s knee injury will likely “be more than a day or two” but no official diagnosis yet.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) October 19, 2013
So while we wait for the doctor’s diagnosis and the uncertainty remains as to when Hall could potentially return to the Oilers lineup, the outlook doesn’t appear to be catastrophic. If it was a serious knee injury one would have to think that Hall wouldn’t be walking under his own power without the use of crutches.
The likelihood that Hall plays in Montreal is doubtful, but until the injury and it’s degree of severity is confirmed, his status remains uncertain.
Stay tuned Oil fans. With any luck, number 4 will be back terrorizing the opposition in no time.