Oilers’ Kailer Yamamoto week-to-week with ankle injury

Edmonton Oilers right wing Kailer Yamamoto (56) skates with the puck as Florida Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson (19) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (Lynne Sladky/AP)

Edmonton Oilers winger Kailer Yamamoto is week-to-week with an ankle injury, the team announced Tuesday.

In a corresponding move, the club recalled forward Markus Granlund from their AHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors.

It is unclear when Yamamoto suffered the injury. He skated for 16:58 and had an assist in the Oilers’ last game, a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday.

The 21-year-old has 21 points in 21 games since being recalled at the end of December.

Yamamoto, who clocks in at five-foot-eight and 153 pounds, has found success lining up next to Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

He was the Oilers’ first-round pick (22nd overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft.

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