Gagner Injury Creates Huge Void For Oilers

Oilers_Gagner_2013Edmonton Oilers centre Sam Gagner was in the hospital Sunday with his jaw reportedly broken in two places after taking a stick to the face from Vancouver Canucks winger Zack Kassian during their pre-season game on Saturday night.

Apparently Gagner’s jaw wasn’t wired shut after the incident. That would most likely mean a six to eight week recovery but he could still be out for many weeks. The Oilers will know more Monday when they will update his condition. It’s certainly more week to week than day to day.

Gagner also had several teeth dislodged by the high stick that has Kassian facing a possible suspension. It may not have been intentional but it was certainly careless use of the stick.