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Oiler season may be over

Ales Hemsky injured his shoulder Wednesday when he was hit into the boards from behind by Kings...

Ales Hemsky injured his shoulder Wednesday when he was hit into the boards from behind by Kings centre Michal Handzus. (Sun Media/Amber Bracken)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 2:11 PM ET

The injury to Oilers winger Ales Hemsky could be more serious than originally thought.

The winger is meeting with doctors today to discuss the status of his injured shoulder.

There are concerns that he might require season ending surgery, but head coach Pat Quinn said that decision hasn't been made yet.

"The only information I have is that he's at the doctor right now getting it looked at and to discuss the findings from yesterday," said Quinn. "I can pretty much say he won't play today and it could be a while."

Hemsky injured his shoulder Wednesday night when hit into the boards from behind by Los Angeles centre Michal Handzus.

Losing their best player, whether it's a few weeks of a few months, is a crushing blow for the Oilers, who continue to be decimated by injuries.

Hemsky was second in Oilers in scoring with 22 points in 22 games.


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