It sounds like the first overall pick is awfully close to coming back.
In a recent chat with ESPN's Pierre Lebrun McDavid revealed that he has been working out in Bakersfield, and has even taken a few bumps, indicating that he is on the verge of his return.
"Definitely a lot closer. I'm feeling good," McDavid said as per ESPN. "Nothing is set in stone but obviously I'll be back sometime after the all-star break."
"The whole point of this was kind of to take some contact, I was cleared for contact right before the All-Star break, I didn't have a chance to that with the guys (in Edmonton) so it's a good chance down here to take some bumps and really battle hard and test it out and see how it feels," the teenage phenom said of trip down to Bakersfield during the Oilers' weeklong break.
"I've already taken a few [bumps] down here and I feel pretty good," McDavid added.
McDavid has been projected to return after the All-Star break, and the fact that he's already taken some bumps make that a very realistic timeframe.