The Edmonton Oilers had to watch with great concern as star forward Taylor Hall left the game against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday afternoon with a left knee injury.
The injury occured when Senators defenceman Eric Gryba was attempting to take Hall out of the play in the neutral zone. Hall, who was carrying the puck had his knee lifted by Gryba’s stick, who then finished the check. Following the play, Hall took a one-handed swing at Gryba which resulted in a penalty to the Oilers forward.
After the penalty expired, Hall left the game and did not return. It is not yet known how serious the injury is to the former first overall pick or how much playing time Hall will miss, if any. Needless to say, this is not what the Oilers need as they try and turn their season around.
The Oilers proverbial leader is off to a strong start this season with 3 goals and 5 assists, good for 8 points through the team’s first 8 games, entering today.
As details emerge on Hall’s injury we’ll keep you updated right here at Oil on Whyte.