January 24, 2016 7:50 pm
Updated: January 24, 2016 7:56 pm

Connor McDavid headed off to California

Connor McDavid takes part in the Oilers Skills Competition

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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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