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Supposed injury causes Oilers' Nurse to depart game twice


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Sam Jones
June 11, 2024  (10:52)
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An alleged injury causes Oilers Nurse to depart twice
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In a pivotal moment that could shape the playoffs, Darnell Nurse, the leading defenseman for the Edmonton Oilers, encountered a potentially game-altering injury.

During a vigorous exchange, Nurse took a hefty blow from Evan Rodrigues of the Florida Panthers, which resulted in an apparent lower body injury. This incident occurred as Nurse endeavored to clear the puck from his zone, leading to immediate distress and his subsequent retreat to the dressing room.
The intensity of the moment was captured vividly as he clutched his hip in pain, signaling a severe discomfort.
The timing of this setback is particularly critical. Coming off a challenging performance in game one alongside Cody Ceci, where the Oilers fell 3-0, expectations were high for a robust comeback in the current game.
Nurse's ability to return briefly to the bench as the second period commenced offered a glimmer of hope, though he was soon back in the dressing room, underscoring the uncertainty of his condition.
Amid the unfolding drama, Elliotte Friedman reported that although Nurse made a second return to the bench, he did not rejoin the action on the ice.
The tension surrounding his participation adds a layer of suspense to the game's outcome and potentially the series, especially as the Oilers aim to even the series in the upcoming games in Edmonton.
As the Oilers strategize for the forthcoming home games, the potential impact of Nurse's injury looms large. The team's ability to regroup and respond to this challenge could very well determine their fate in this closely contested series. The hope for Nurse's quick recovery is not just a sentiment shared by his teammates but by the entire Oilers fanbase, eager for a victorious turnaround as the series progresses.
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