Oilers GM Confirms Reports Regarding Oscar Klefbom's Status

We first reported the news six weeks ago, and today Edmonton Oilers general manager, Ken Holland confirmed that Oilers #1 defenseman, Oscar Klefbom will miss the entire 2020-21 NHL season.

The 27-year-old defenseman was a force for the Oilers last season, collecting 34 points in 62 games and adding two more assists in four playoff games. This leaves a giant hole for the Oilers on the left-side of their defense, and players like Darnell Nurse and Tyson Barrie are going to have to step up and produce.

This chronic shoulder injury for Klefbom will be a massive hurdle for the Swedish born defenseman to overcome and at this point, the 2021-22 season is also in jeopardy.

Hopefully for Oilers fans, the team can rally around the news and get off to a good start in January. 

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