EDMONTON- Connor McDavid will head to Bakersfield to spend the NHL All-Star break with the Oilers’ American Hockey League farm team. He won’t be playing for the Condors but instead practising with them.
“Management and I kind of came together and agreed to go to Bakersfield; go down there for a few days and skate and keep practising,” McDavid said Saturday after taking part in the Oilers’ annual skills competition.
McDavid suffered a broken collar bone in early November and has been out since.
The star centre is expected to make his return to the Oilers lineup on Feb. 2 against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
On Saturday, the Oilers assigned forward Zack Kassian and defencemen Brad Hunt and Griffin Reinhart to the Condors.
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