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Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl (ankle) a game-time decision

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May 8, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29) before a face off against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period in game four of the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers star Leon Draisaitl missed the morning skate with an ankle injury and will be a game-time decision for Saturday night’s Game 7 against the visiting Los Angeles Kings, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Draisaitl was in and out of the lineup during Thursday night’s 4-2 win in Game 6 after he appeared to turn his right ankle during a first-period scrum with Kings defenseman Mikey Anderson.

“I’m not here to give an injury update,” Oilers captain Connor McDavid told Sportsnet on Saturday morning.

Edmonton coach Jay Woodcroft declined to comment on Draisaitl’s status for the finale of the first-round Western Conference series.

Draisaitl had an assist and was on the ice for 18:25 in Game 6, which was about his average for the series (18:54). He has five goals and three assists in the series.

Draisaitl, 26, matched his career high with 110 points (55 goals, 55 assists) in 80 games in the regular season.

–Field Level Media