Oilers’ Nugent-Hopkins out for weekend after procedure on hand


Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins celebrates after scoring. (Chris Carlson / AP)

Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a procedure on his hand, but is likely to return next week, the team announced Thursday.

The Oilers said Nugent-Hopkins won’t be available for the team’s home-and-home this weekend against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday and Sunday.

The 26-year-old has 16 points in 25 games this season.

Nugent-Hopkins last played in the Oilers’ 4-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights last Saturday.

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