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Hall says he will be back 'as soon as possible'

Posted on: January 18, 2012 9:15 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2012 9:25 pm

By: Adam Gretz

Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall needed 30 stitches above his left eye on Tuesday night after he was accidentally cut by the skate blade of his teammate, Corey Potter, during warmups prior to their 4-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. That incident, scary as it may have been, could have easily been much worse, and all parties involved have to be relieved that it wasn't.

Still, that's a pretty serious cut, and on Wednesday evening a report surfaced from NHL Home Ice producer Josh Rimer that Hall may be done for the remainder of the season, a report that Hall and the Oilers have since denied.

Shortly after that report hit the Internet, Hall went to his Twitter account and posted the following message: "The reports that I'm out for the season aren't true. I am going to be back as soon as possible. Thanks for all the get well responses."

The Oilers released a similar statement on their official Twitter account, saying "Despite inaccurate reporting, Taylor Hall is NOT out for the season and is looking forward to returning to the lineup as soon as possible."

In 36 games this season Hall has scored 15 goals to go with 16 assists.

Whether he returns this season or not (and he sure sounds like he plans on it, even though you could argue that "as soon as possible" may not necessarily mean this season) the Oilers could certainly use some positive news on the injury front as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle, the team's other two prized young forwards, are also out with injuries at the present time.

Previously at Eye On Hockey

Video: Taylor Hall cut by skate
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