Former Capital Alex Chiasson is having a career year in Edmonton, but he experienced his first bout of bad luck Thursday in a game against the Vancouver Canucks.
Chiasson was forced to leave the game due to a left leg injury.
Prior to a Ryan Nugent-Hopkins power-play goal in the first period, Chiasson was struck by an Adam Larrson point shot in the left knee.
Chiasson struggled to get up and make it back to the bench.
When he finally did, Chiasson was clearly experiencing discomfort and eventually went back to the locker room.
— Derek Van Diest (@DerekVanDiest) December 28, 2018
The Oilers later announced Chiasson would be out for the rest of the game. Ty Rattie was promoted to the top line in Chiasson’s absence.
Alex Chiasson will not return for the #Oilers tonight.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 28, 2018
According to Oilers’ writer Paul Gazzola, head coach Ken Hitchcock said of Chiasson that “the X-ray was negative but he’s very sore right now.”
Chiasson has 16 goals in 31 games this season for the Oilers and has been skating with Connor McDavid on the first line. Chiasson is also on the Oilers first unit powerplay.
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