Edmonton Oilers' young star, Connor McDavid is making progressive towards a return to action.
Although he is somewhat ahead of the schedule, head coach todd McLellan confirmed that McDavid won't play before January 31st.
Connor McDavid missed 29 games after falling awkwardly into the boards against the Philadelphia Flyers on November 3. McDavid was seen on the ice with his time for the first time on January 1st.
McDavid is eager to start playing again, but he understands that the team and himself have to evaluate things for the long-term of his career.
"You want to play as soon as possible, but at the end of the day you've gotta play when it's safe," McDavid said. "To give myself a couple of extra days is gonna be important and probably help in the long run."
Before his injury, McDavid scored 5 goals and 7 assists in 13 games. The Oilers have a record of 12-14-3 during his absence.