Athanasiou suffers injury in second game with Oilers

Tim Tucker   ·   27 février 2020
Edmonton's newly acquired forward Andreas Athanasiou did not finish his second game with the Oilers after suffering what was a called a lower-body injury late in the second period of the match against the Vegas Golden Knights. Edmonton lost the game 3-0.

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There is not yet any official update on the severity of the injury. In fact, Oilers coach Dave Tippet told reporters following the game that he had not yet talked to Athanasiou or training staff to even find out exactly what happened.

“I don’t think it’s too serious,” head coach Dave Tippett said post-game, according to Jonathan Willis of The Athletic. “I’m hoping, I don’t know. I haven’t talked to him. It was too sore to play in the third.”

After an excellent debut with Edmonton, in which he had a goal and an assist, Athanasiou was held off the scoresheet Wednesday night, along with every other Oiler. He's been playing on a line with Connor McDavid and fellow newly acquired winger and Edmonton native Tyler Ennis.



Athanasiou was picked up by Edmonton at the trade deadline, along with Ryan Kuffner, in exchange for forward Sam Gagner and two second-round draft picks (2020 & 2021). Before that, Athanasiou had spent his entire NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings.



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