It’s been some time since we talked about Oscar Klefbom, but there’s a little news on the Oilers defense prospect today.
Klefbom has a “damaged joint capsule in the shaft” when we run this article through google translate and it sounds like we’re looking at the end of the month for return:
- In exactly two weeks, it is thought that he will be back in the normal exercise again.
He trains with the puck on his own before going on the ice. November 21 is the date for him but it will take probably until the end of the month before he’s back feeling and the timing, explains the club’s training Leif Carlsson. He’s currently working on getting up flåset again using the skating and cycle.
The Oilers prospect blue has been hit hard with injuries again this season:
- Oscar Klefbom: shoulder.
- Martin Gernat: shoulder surgery.
- Alex Plante: suspected issues from concussions (based on performance)
- Brandon Davidson: cancer.
- Kyle Bigos: lower body injury.
Since 2009, the Oilers have drafted 11 defensemen, and 4 of them (all but Plante) have been derailed in one way or another this season. I remain convinced that another of the 11–Jeremie Blain–should have been signed in the summer.
Defensemen get injured, and some of those injuries end possible NHL careers. The Oilers went to all the trouble of drafting Blain, he covered the bet, and they should have signed him.