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Oilers' Hall out four weeks after Gryba hit

Ottawa Senators' Eric Gryba holds up Edmonton Oilers Taylor Hall during NHL hockey action at the...

Ottawa Senators' Eric Gryba holds up Edmonton Oilers Taylor Hall during NHL hockey action at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Saturday October 19, 2013. (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:04 PM ET

MONTREAL - In a season that has already seen Sam Gagner, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jesse Joensuu, and Ryan Smyth miss time with injuries before the 10-game mark, it’s no surprise to see more bad news thrown on the pile.

Maybe that’s why the Oilers dressing room met with numb acceptance the diagnosis on winger Taylor Hall, who’s out for a month with a knee injury.

Key player down? That’s nothing new.

“It is what it is,” said head coach Dallas Eakins. “It’s never good to lose one of your top players, a guy who eats up a ton of minutes and is a danger every time he goes on the ice.


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