Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom to miss 6-8 weeks after finger surgery

Watch as Oscar Klefbom heads to the dressing after blocking a shot from Sven Andrighetto. He did not return to the bench after receiving attention.

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom will miss six-to-eight weeks after having surgery to repair an injured finger.

Klefbom suffered the injury when he blocked a shot in Tuesday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. After that game, head coach Ken Hitchcock said the injury would sideline Klefbom for “weeks, not days.

The Oilers are dealing with a few injuries on their blue line right now. Defenceman Andrej Sekera has missed the entire season after tearing his Achilles tendon over the summer while Kris Russell was placed on injured reserve Thursday with an undisclosed injury.

Veteran defenceman Jason Garrison and rookie Caleb Jones, who made his NHL debut Friday, are replacing Klefbom and Russell in the lineup.

In 31 games this season, Klefbom has three goals and 15 points.

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