OH NO: Connor McDavid Out "Long Term" After Injury

The Edmonton Oilers can’t catch a break. After all these years of suffering, losing Gretzky, ineptitude, etc… the hockey Gods have punished them once again. Just when you thought the tide had turned for the franchise getting the first overall pick in the star-studded 2015 draft, perennial superstar/phenom/rookie Connor McDavid will be out “Long Term” after suffering an upper-body injury during a violent crash in Tuesday night’s game vs. the Philadelphia Flyers.

The incident occurred during a one-on-two rush in the Flyers’ zone, when McDavid went flying into the boards…

While McDavid initially remained on the bench after the crash, his left shoulder was seen in a sling in the third period and according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Connor suffered a fractured collarbone.

Up to this point: McDavid had recorded five goals and seven assists in his first 12 NHL games, leading the league amongst all first-year players.