Taylor Hall suffered a left knee injury today in the Oilers game in Ottawa. The impact winger–one of the NHL’s best–injured the knee in the second period of the game in two sequences. First, he was hit by Senators defender Eric Gryba, who caught his knee during the flow of play. Hall winced, lashed out with his stick and took two minutes. The Oiler exited the box after the penalty and joined the rush, grabbing the puck and shooting toward the net before his knee failed him and he clearly showed signs of injury.
Hall skated back to the Oiler bench, limped to the room and several minutes later the Oilers posted a quick release saying his left knee was injured and he would not return.
- Edmonton Oilers: Coach Eakins says post-game Taylor Hall’s knee injury will likely “be more than a day or two” but no official diagnosis yet.
There’s not an Oiler fan alive who doesn’t realize the possible significance of this injury. Gryba does have a suspension history.
- Gene Principe: Taylor Hall just walked out of Edmonton dressing room.Not a doctor but no major limp and didn’t seem to be overly favouring his left knee.