Oilers GM Ken Holland expects Connor McDavid to be healthy by training camp

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This past season didn’t end well for Connor McDavid, who suffered a torn PCL in his left knee in the Edmonton Oilers’ regular-season finale, but his general manager believes 2019-20 will bring a fresh — and healthy — start for the captain.

“I expect to see him on the ice at training camp,” GM Ken Holland told the team’s website on Thursday. “[He’s] working very closely with our medical team and the medical people that he’s got in Toronto to make sure he’s getting the best care possible.”

A team statement released shortly after McDavid sustained the injury said No. 97 would not require surgery, and McDavid himself has kept his recovery mostly under wraps.

Holland, who was named Edmonton’s GM last month, said he’s been able to spend time with McDavid in Toronto this past week — something he also talked about during a season-ticket-holder event on Thursday.

“He’s in great spirits,” Holland said of McDavid, via the team’s site. “I really enjoyed meeting him. It was the first time that I’d really got to spend more than just shaking his hand in the hallway as a visiting team. He’s doing great and looking forward to being on the ice at training camp.”

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