Oilers Former 1st-Rounder Not Ready To Come Off LTIR; New Return Date Set

Dylan Holloway, who has been sidelined with a lower-body injury since November 13, is set to make his comeback shortly before or immediately after the Christmas break.

Although he is eligible to come off long-term injured reserve (LTIR) on December 10, it appears he will need an additional week or so to fully recover.

So far this season, Holloway has played just 14 games, potting one goal with 23 shots.

Once Holloway is cleared to play, the forwards most at risk of losing their spots in the lineup are Adam Erne and Sam Gagner, according to reports from Jason Gregor of Sports 1440 Edmonton.

This eagerly awaited return follows weeks of anticipation, with Holloway's injury sidelining him for a significant portion of the season.

The team and fans are looking forward to his impact on the lineup, with Erne and Gagner potentially making way to accommodate his return.

The 22-year-old Holloway made his NHL debut last season, recording three goals and nine total points across 51 games played.

The exact timing of his comeback and the subsequent roster adjustments will be closely monitored as the Christmas break approaches.

Holloway is a former first-round pick (14th overall) by the Oilers in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Photo Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports