Unfortunate Injury News Strikes The Edmonton Oilers

Published October 30, 2023 at 2:05 PM

Edmonton Oilers forward Mattias Janmark was notably absent from Sunday's Heritage Classic victory over the Flames, and has now been sidelined due to a shoulder injury, according to Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic.

Unfortunately, there's no specific timeline for his return to the ice, it's expected to be long-term as he was spotted wearing a sling.


Janmark, a veteran of eight NHL seasons, was signed to an extension with the Oilers in June, signing a one-year, $1 million deal. Despite his commitment, he's had a slow start to the season, failing to register any points in the seven games he has played. He's averaged 13 minutes and 5 seconds of ice time per game and currently holds a -2 rating. In terms of shooting, Janmark has been notably less active, averaging just one shot per game.

When Janmark has been on the ice at even strength, the Oilers have struggled to capitalize on their opportunities, with a shooting percentage of only 2.9%.

Due to cap constraints, the Oilers are unable to make a corresponding recall for Janmark's absence.

Unless he is placed on LTIR (Long-Term Injured Reserve) due to his shoulder ailment, Edmonton will continue with 11 forwards and seven defensemen for the foreseeable future.

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