The Edmonton Oilers are facing more adversity on the ice with more injury news affecting the team. After making his NHL debut last year and appearing in all 14 games thus far this season, forward Dylan Holloway will now be “out a while” with the injury he sustained in the Oilers’ game versus the New York Islanders.
This news comes after he missed the Oilers’ practise today.
Just before the end of the second period, Holloway played his last shift after logging 7:23 of ice time. In a nondescript play where Holloway was trying to keep the puck in the Islander’s zone, Holloway lost his footing and slid into the boards. He left the game at that point and didn’t return.
The timing is unfortunate with Holloway picking up his first goal and point of the season just one game prior, where he also fought the Seattle Kraken’s Vince Dunn. Holloway’s impact was just picking up he was looking to find some momentum and forward strides in his game, but this injury will now set him back for the foreseeable future.
Depending on the severity, the Oilers will have to figure out how they handle his spot on the roster and his cap hit, which will dictate whether they’ll use the injured reserve down the line. For now, the Oilers will wait for a timeline for Holloway’s return. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery for Holloway.