Oilers’ Andrej Sekera out 6-9 months with torn ACL

Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli talks about the order of business for the club in the offseason, starting with signing Connor McDavid on July 1st, then doing the same with Leon Draisaitl.

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Andrej Sekera has a torn ACL and will need six to nine months to make a full recovery.

Oilers president and general manager Peter Chiarelli revealed the injury during a press conference on Tuesday.

Sekera last played for Edmonton in Game 5 against the Anaheim Ducks in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The 30-year-old had eight goals and 35 points in 80 regular-season games this season.

He is expected to undergo surgery on Thursday.

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