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OILERS PROSPECT PHILIP BROBERG PLAYED THROUGH SIGNIFICANT INJURIES AT WJC

Speaking with Edmonton Oilers reporter Bob Stauffer on Tuesday, general manager Ken Holland confirmed that prospect and Team Sweden captain Philip Broberg played through multiple injuries for the majority of the tournament.

Holland said that the 19-year-old played with a slight tear above the knee and also had a partial shoulder separation in the medal round of the tournament. For anyone who watched Team Sweden play, this doesn't come as much of a surprise given how much pain Broberg appeared to be in on certain shifts. Commentators Gord Miller and Ray Ferraro both mentioned several times throughout many games it looked as if he was playing on one leg, and this confirms why.



While the injuries are disappointing, Oilers fans have to love how much compete Broberg showed. The eighth overall pick of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft still managed to average over 20 minutes of ice time per game throughout the tournament, and finished with three points in four games played. Holland had already announced prior to the tournament that Broberg would be returning to play in the SHL after the tournament rather than joining the Oilers, however these injuries may be enough to hold him out for the rest of the 2020-21 season all together.


COLTON PANKIW
JANUARY 12, 2021  (15H27)