The Edmonton Oilers just suffered a huge blow, Tuesday night, as their young phenom Connor McDavid was flying up the ice, he went left side, flew right past the goal, and went into the boards. The hit wasn't dirty, but it looked painful. McDavid fired a shot on goal, was checked, and slammed into the end boards.
The #1 overall draft pick last year had 5 goals and 7 assists in 13 games, while also being named the NHL Rookie of the Month for October. McDavid was admitted to the hospital Tuesday night and is expected to have surgery on a broken left clavicle. While the injury is not career-threatening, former Bruins GM, now Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli admitted that the talented center would be out for "months."
Its a tough blow for fans, as McDavid and Buffalo Sabre's Jack Eichel looked to be on a crash course to see who could snag the Calder Memorial Trophy, given to the best rookie in hockey.
By Pete Packowski