Peter Chiarelli

Oilers rookie star Connor McDavid has broken collarbone

Oilers rookie star Connor McDavid has broken collarbone

Edmonton Oilers rookie Connor McDavid will be out indefinitely because of a broken left collarbone.

He was expected to undergo surgery Wednesday with a recuperation period expected to stretch into months.

"We're talking about months," Oilers General Manager Peter Chiarelli told a news conference. "We don't have a particular time frame, but as I said, plural, months. There will be plates and screws involved."

McDavid was injured Tuesday night in the Oilers' 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Racing down the left wing toward the Flyers goal late in the second period, with Flyers defenders Brandon...

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