It’s been far from an easy, or fun, year in Edmonton for the Oilers, owners of the worst record in the NHL and a measly 54 points on the season. Seemingly everything that could go wrong, has.
For instance, on Wednesday during their loss to the Washington Capitals, center Sam Gagner was sitting quietly on the bench, minding his own business when teammate Ryan Jones’ skate blade sliced Gagner on the left wrist. He finished the game only to have doctors afterwards tell him he had suffered tendon damage and is out for the season.
Thus the Oilers were forced to say goodbye to Gagner’s 42 points, tying him as the top point-getter on the team (with rookie sensation Taylor Hall, who is out with his own injury right now, and Ales Hemsky.)