Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid, right, crashes into Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

McDavid injures leg in finale, X-rays negative

April 06, 2019 - 10:01 pm

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid left Saturday's season finale against Calgary after injuring his left leg, and the team says X-rays came back negative.

After a 3-1 win over Flames, the Oilers tweeted that X-rays came back negative and that the 22-year-old McDavid would travel home with the team and have an MRI in Edmonton.

"He had a lot of people looking at him and so far, so good," Edmonton coach Ken Hitchcock said, according to the Oilers Twitter account. "MRI tells you everything."

McDavid was helped off the ice by teammate Zack Kassian and a trainer after crashing into the Flames' net. He fell to the ice after being challenged by Flames defenseman Mark Giordano and then slid hard into the net.

McDavid held his left leg for several minutes before being helped off.

"He's our leader, he's our go-to guy and when you see him get hurt like that, it stings ...," the Oilers Leon Draisaitl said. "You never want to see that happen to any player, especially him."

McDavid is second in the league in scoring this season with 116 points.

The Oilers were eliminated from playoff contention earlier this week.


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