Late word tonight from Tom Renney that the Shawn Horcoff injury is serious. Ryan Rishaug is reporting that it’s an MCL issue and it could be 8 weeks. He suggests there will be a callup tomorrow.
Candidates include Brad Moran, Ryan O’Marra, Linus Omark and Liam Reddox. As mentioned by Rishaug, the club may move Dustin Penner or Gilbert Brule over to center until #10 returns.
This is the second significant injury this week, following the Ales Hemsky groin injury on the most recent road trip.
Injuries have had an enormous impact on the Oilers over the last couple of seasons, and seem destined to do a lot of damage in 2010-11.
That lottery pick may not be as distant as it appears.