On Monday, another Western Conference team placed a key player in injured reserve. The Edmonton Oilers will be without blue line stud Sheldon Souray for an undetermined amount of time because of a concussion. Oilers head coach Pat Quinn’s tone when speaking about Souray’s injury has not been favorable, either.
Edmonton lost to the Blackhawks 4-3 in Chicago on Wednesday night, and are currently third place in the Northwest Division, behind Colorado and Calgary.
Injuries are attacking every roster in the Western Conference right now, with players like Johan Franzen, Jan Hejda, Daniel Sedin and Sami Salo all heading to the IR for what appears to be a decent amount of time. The Blackhawks have not been immune, either, as Marian Hossa continues to miss time and Ben Eager is on the IR with concussion-like symptoms as well.