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Edmonton Oilers head coach Kris Knoblauch at practice
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Kris Knoblauch provides massive update on injured star Leon Draisaitl

Published May 9, 2024 at 7:03 PM
BY SAMER
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Edmonton Oilers head coach Kris Knoblauch provided a major update on injured star forward Leon Draisaitl.

Leon Draisaitl's absence from the Oilers' game one clash with the Vancouver Canucks has left fans concerned, especially after their stunning loss. The Oilers, fresh from a dominant performance against the Los Angeles Kings in the first round, entered the matchup against the Canucks with high spirits. However, their 4-1 lead turned into a heartbreaking 5-4 defeat, exacerbated by Draisaitl's departure from the game due to cramps in the second period.


Unfortunately, Draisaitl's absence from the Oilers' morning skate on Thursday adds to the uncertainty about his availability for game two.


Adam Henrique on the ice. Leon Draisaitl absent.




Head Coach Kris Knoblauch recently updated the media on Draisaitl's condition, revealing that both he and Adam Henrique are considered day-to-day going forward.


While a day-to-day status may offer some hope, the team hasn't ruled out Draisaitl for game two. However, caution might be the best approach to ensure he's fully recovered when the series returns to Edmonton. Draisaitl's potential return for games three and four could significantly impact the Oilers' playoff prospects, especially against a formidable Vancouver Canucks lineup.

Overall, the Oilers' hopes for a deep playoff run could hinge on Draisaitl's recovery, but his possible return in Edmonton could elevate their chances in what promises to be an intense series.
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