Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl suffered concussion against Winnipeg


Edmonton Oilers centre Leon Draisaitl. (Jason Franson/CP)

Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl suffered a concussion during Monday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets.

The 21-year-old is being held out of Saturday’s game against the Ottawa Senators, and coach Todd McLellan told reporters on Saturday that what was believed to be an eye injury is actually producing concussion symptoms.

Draisaitl has one goal and two assists in three games this season, spent mostly on Connor McDavid’s wing. His spot there is expected to be filled by rookie Kailer Yamamoto.

He’s playing in the first year of an eight-year, $68-million contract signed in August.

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