Oilers prospect Dylan Holloway suffers broken thumb

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Fresh off the news that his Wisconsin Badgers teammate Cole Caufield has signed an entry-level deal with the Montreal Canadiens, Dylan Holloway's immediate future in the NHL looks to be up in the air.

In Saturday's Headlines segment of Hockey Night in Canada, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman revealed the Edmonton Oilers prospect and Hobey Baker finalist played through a broken thumb Friday as the Badgers were upset by the Bemidji State Beavers in the first round of the NCAA men's hockey tournament.

And the injury, sustained against Penn State in the Big 10 tournament, will affect his situation with the Oilers.

"He wanted to play, he wanted to gut it out, he wanted to see if he could be a factor," said Friedman.

"So the Oilers have some time here to figure out what the situation is with the injury and therefore what his future will be."

Sportsnet's Mark Spector reports whether or not the 14th pick in the 2020 NHL Draft signs, like Caufield, or if his season is over could hinge on the results of an X-ray on Monday.

Holloway put up 35 points in 23 games as a sophomore this season after missing the first chunk of the year while at Canada's world juniors camp.

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