Edmonton Oilers’ Matt Hendricks suffered a lower-body injury during a preseason game against the Anaheim Ducks. He is expected to miss multiple weeks.
It is still unclear how severe the injury is, but considering Hendricks is already expected to miss several weeks, it likely isn’t just a minor issue. We should get a better indication of how long the injury will keep him out in the coming few days.
Matt Hendricks has been useful to the Oilers especially when shorthanded. He has been their alternate captain and a leader in the locker room. His absence will certainly be felt.