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Oilers' Connor McDavid out 2 to 3 weeks with quad injury

Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid, right, celebrates his goal with Darnell Nurseduring the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Edmonton captain Connor McDavid will be out two to three weeks with a quad injury.

"That's a normal timeline for this injury. We're hoping less," general manager Ken Holland said Tuesday.

The injury was initially said to be a bruised knee from Saturday's game against the Nashville Predators. McDavid later called it a charley horse/quad injury.

"I just banged it," he said Monday, saying the leg was "sore and swollen."

The Oilers captain said the injury was not related to the knee problem sustained in last year's season finale against Calgary. McDavid suffered a tear of the posterior cruciate ligament, a torn meniscus and cracked fibia.

The 23-year-old McDavid was second in the league in points with 81 going into Tuesday's games. He has 30 goals and 51 assists.


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Updated February 11, 2020

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