Edmonton Oilers winger Taylor Hall is out two to four weeks with a sprained MCL. Hall is the team's leading scorer this season.
Hall injured his knee in the Oilers' game Saturday night against the Vancouver Canucks. In the opening seconds of the second period, Hall was tripped while rushing the net in the Canucks' zone and crashed into the left goalpost.
He left the game and didn't return in what became a 3-2 loss for Edmonton. The Oilers said Sunday Hall won't travel with the team on its five-game road trip that begins Tuesday.
The fifth-year pro is averaging 17:00 in ice time this year. Last season, Hall had a career-high 80 points in 75 games.
The Oilers are 4-6-1 this season and tied for last place in the Pacific division. Edmonton begins its road trip against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.
- Ben Estes