The start of the 2017-18 season was not the one fans expected for the Edmonton Oilers. Although the Canadian team finally looked like itself last night, in a 6-3 win over the New Jersey Devils, it was not the best news of the day.
Defenseman Andrej Sekera was back on the ice with teammates yesterday for the first time since he tore his ACL in the second round of last year’s Stanley Cup playoffs.
"It feels good to be out there with the guys and getting used to the rhythm again, passing, shooting wise," said Sekera to NHL.com. "It's better with someone on the ice other than just the trainers."
During the summer, it was reported that the veteran defender could miss six to nine months of action.
The Oilers have been needing some help of the back end and were said to be on the market to get a boost at the blueline, however, Sekera’s return could change their target on the market.
Sekera last played for Edmonton in Game 5 against the Anaheim Ducks in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The veteran had eight goals and 35 points in 80 regular-season games this season.