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Two more Oilers players are playing through injuries, according to Ref


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Sam Jones
May 17, 2024  (1:57 PM)
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As the Stanley Cup Playoffs progress, the physical toll on players becomes increasingly evident, a reality sharply underscored by former NHL referee Tim Peel's recent revelations.

Connor McDavid and Zach Hyman, two pivotal figures for the Edmonton Oilers, are reportedly grappling with significant injuries, potentially jeopardizing their team's playoff trajectory.
Injuries are a common playoff storyline, but the timing for the Oilers is far from ideal. Alongside McDavid and Hyman, other key players like Leon Draisaitl, Mattias Ekholm, and Evander Kane have also missed practice sessions due to various ailments, compounding the team's challenges.
Last night's performance raised eyebrows as the usually formidable top line, featuring McDavid and Hyman, appeared off-pace, a rarity that has sparked concerns about the extent of their injuries. With the Oilers' playoff hopes hanging in the balance, their reduced effectiveness could not have come at a worse time.
Facing a 3-2 series deficit against the Vancouver Canucks, the Oilers are at a critical juncture. The situation calls for a Herculean effort from the entire roster, especially the superstars who are expected to lead by example and push through their physical limits. The looming game is more than just another playoff match; it's a test of resilience, determination, and the ability to overcome adversity.
As history shows, the Oilers have previously rallied from similar deficits. The question now is whether they can summon that same spirit and execution to overcome the current challenges. Saturday's game is set to be a decisive encounter, with the Oilers' season hanging in the balance.
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Two more Oilers players are playing through injuries, according to Ref

Even with so many star players getting hurt, do you still think the Oilers can come back and win the series?

Yes, Oilers still have the ability to win6280.5 %
No, it will be too much to overcome1013 %
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