The Edmonton Oilers just cannot seemed to get their season on track. They entered the 2017-18 season with high expectations after coming up one win short of an appearance in the Western Conference Finals last spring.
There are currently just two teams in the entire NHL, the Arizona Coyotes and Buffalo Sabres, who have fewer points than the Oilers. They got some more bad news heading into Thursday night’s game versus Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The announced on Thursday afternoon that they have placed goaltender Cam Talbot on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reported that Talbot will be out for a least two weeks and head coach Todd McLellan told reporters that it could be even longer that than.
Talbot has played in 22 of the Oilers 25 games this season, posting a 3.00 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage.
Coach McLellan provides updates on @ctalbot33's status, comments on @Jpuljujarvi's injection into lineup & more ahead of tonight's matchup. pic.twitter.com/AFhAN97eK7
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 30, 2017