“Star Forward” According to Ken Holland, general manager of NHL, the player sustained a high ankle sprain that kept him from playing in the postseason.
Holland confirmed the news during his Wednesday end-of-season media conference. Draisaitl refused to confirm the information. Holland stated that Draisaitl suffered injuries from a collision between Draisaitl and the forward for the LA Kings.Edmonton's sixth-round playoff series.
Draisaitl fought through the pain until Edmonton was eliminated in the Western Conference Final Game 4.
Draisaitl led the NHL playoff field in offensive production for 10 games following his injury. He scored two goals and had 24 points. He was the second NHL player to record three or more points in seven playoff tilts.
Draisaitl said that he would not make it about him when he was asked what kind of injury he was suffering from, as so many other players have suffered similar injuries.
Draisaitl stated Tuesday that “I'm certain everyone saw the video, and the clip of the incident.” You can see the clip and figure out the type of injury.
The following are some other Oilers who were able to deal with injuries during the postseason(torn hip flexor), (shoulder) (shoulder), After taking a blow earlier in the Colorado series, Holland was put into concussion protocol. Holland stated that he does not believe anyone will need offseason surgery.