Edmonton Oilers Forward Out For "Foreseeable Future"

The Edmonton Oilers are playing second-round hockey, but the playoffs have not been kind to the team's gritty third-line forward Mattias Janmark. For the second series in a row, he's been relegated to the injury report after just one game.  

Janmark, who was injured in Game 1 three days ago against the Vegas Golden Knights when he slammed his head into the boards after a fall, isn’t skating yet and according to Oilers beat reporter Robert Tychkowskiis out "for the foreseeable future."

Janmark fell awkwardly into the boards and looked pretty shaken up as he was helped off the ice. 

The 30-year-old forward was also felled in the first period of Game 1 of the Oilers' first-round series as well, when he suffered a lower-body injury after blocking a shot. He missed the rest of their six-game defeat of the Los Angeles Kings.

Janmark notched 10 goals and 25 points in 66 games with Edmonton this season, playing nearly 15 minutes per game. He's in his 7th NHL season. 

Derek Ryan has been inserted into the lineup in his place for Game 2.   

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