Ryan Smyth’s presence at practice Wednesday dispels fear of leg injury

Smyth went down after a knee-on-knee hit from Colorado defenceman John-Michael Liles with 28 seconds left in Edmonton’s 2-1 win Monday in Denver. Favouring his left leg, he had to be helped off the ice. The injury was described at the time as a charley horse.

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Coach Craig MacTavish gave the players Tuesday off. Smyth was sore when he arrived at the rink Wednesday but suited up to prepare for the next game, a team spokesman said.

He leads the Oilers with 12 goals in 18 games.