Oilers’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins out 5-6 weeks with cracked ribs

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would be in some discomfort and leave the game after this hit from Brayden McNabb.

Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will miss the next five to six weeks with fractured ribs.

Nugent-Hopkins was hit hard by Vegas Golden Knights defenceman Brayden McNabb last Saturday, forcing the Oiler out of the game.

The 24-year-old has 16 goals and 31 points in 46 games this season.

The Oilers recalled forward Iiro Pakarinen from AHL Bakersfield on Thursday.

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