Oilers' Duncan Keith leaves game vs. Stars with upper-body injury

Edmonton Oilers' Duncan Keith (2) skates against the Calgary Flames. (Jason Franson/CP)

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Duncan Keith was forced out of Tuesday's game against the Dallas Stars with an upper-body injury.

The team announced he would not return to the game during the second intermission. It's unclear when or how Keith was injured.

After the game, head coach Dave Tippett did not have an update on Keith saying he had not yet spoken to the veteran.

Keith skated 10:37 against the Stars, the lowest total ice time among all Oilers defencemen after two periods.

The 38-year-old has one goal, five points and a minus-one rating in 18 games this season.

The Oilers entered the Stars game already with a battered blue line, with both Darnell Nurse and Slater Koekkoek out multiple weeks with injuries.

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