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Oilers rookie centre Nugent-Hopkins out indefinitely with left shoulder injury

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the NHL’s leading rookie scorer, is out indefinitely after a left shoulder injury prevented him from playing against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.

Coach Tom Renney didn’t have a timetable for Nugent-Hopkins’ return except to say he’ll miss at least two or three games after getting hurt in a 4-3 win at Chicago on Monday. Nugent-Hopkins was the first player selected in the NHL draft in June and leads rookies with 13 goals, 22 assists and 35 points in 38 games.

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The Oilers were also minus defenceman Tom Gilbert, who hurt his knee after being slammed into the boards by Chicago’s Daniel Carcillo.

In the midst of a seven-game road trip, Edmonton recalled defenceman Colten Teubert and centre Josh Green from Oklahoma City of the AHL.