Oilers’ McDavid says leg update seems ‘positive’ following scary injury

Connor McDavid spoke about his injury in the Oilers’ last game of the season, saying his leg is better than he expected after initial tests.

EDMONTON — Oilers captain Connor McDavid said he seems to be OK following a scary leg injury in Edmonton’s season finale against the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.

McDavid left Edmonton’s 3-1 victory over Calgary with a left leg injury after crashing into the Flames net in the second period. It appeared to be a serious injury, but the X-rays were negative and McDavid was scheduled to undergo an MRI Sunday.

"We still don’t know too much. Things look fairly positive right now but we haven’t had a picture in there so we’ll see," McDavid said Sunday.

McDavid was helped off the ice by teammate Zack Kassian and a trainer — putting no weight on his leg — after crashing into the Flames’ net early in the second period. He fell to the ice after being challenged by Flames defenceman Mark Giordano and then slid hard into the net. Giordano was penalized for tripping.

"I was just worried to stand up, I thought my leg was just going to give way," McDavid said. "To be completely honest with you I thought my leg was in two pieces when I was sitting on the ice.

"But thankfully the bone’s OK, thankfully I was able to get up and with a lot of help I was able to get off."

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