Connor McDavid to miss two-to-three weeks with quad injury

Updated: February 11, 2020 at 2:58 pm by Zach Laing

Feb 1, 2020; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid (97) skates during the warmup period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid will be out for a number of weeks after suffering a quad injury Saturday night.

McDavid went down early in the second period against the Nashville Predators when he crashed into the boards knee first.

McDavid appeared no worse for wear during the game not missing a shift and closing out the game for the Oilers. He skated Monday morning before Oilers practice working with the team’s top powerplay unit but didn’t participate in the full practice.

After, he told reporters that he suffered a charley horse and his status was up in the air for a Tuesday night game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Tuesday morning, however, Oilers GM Ken Holland said McDavid suffered a quad injury that would keep him out of the lineup for the foreseeable future.

While the exact injury is unknown, McDavid has traveled to Toronto to rehab.

McDavid is currently second in the league in scoring only behind teammate Leon Draisaitl. In 55 games this year, McDavid has scored 30 goals and another 51 assists.

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