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Oilers update on Nugent-Hopkins is a disaster.

Terrible news for Edmonton.

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While it was clear that Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would be out for some time, this update will still come as devastating news for Edmonton.

A recent report from the National Hockey League has revealed that Nugent-Hopkins is expected to miss six to eight weeks as a result of the hand injury he suffered on Monday night.

Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will miss the next 6-8 weeks with a hand injury, coach Todd McLellan said Tuesday.

Nugent-Hopkins was reportedly on the trading block, and with the trade deadline roughly a month and a half away, it's unclear what kind of value the Oilers could expect in return of Nugent-Hopkins at this time.