The prospect of another prolonged stint in the Edmonton Oilers medical room is particularly distasteful for Taylor Hall, but he is not accusing Eric Gryba of any foul play.
Hall was knocked out of the Oilers last Saturday with a sprained left knee ligament, the result of a knee-on-knee collision with the Ottawa Senators defenceman.
“It wasn’t like he stuck his knee out. He was lunging to go at me and unfortunately our knees collided,” Hall said Thursday following a session of rehabilitative exercises. “The injury could have been a lot worse ... but it could have been a lot better.
“It’s just one of those things that I’m forced to deal with a lot in my career right now.
“I play a hard game. I go into the corners and when you do that, you’re going to get hurt whether it’s your fault or a freak accident. Unfortunately, it’s not the first time in my career I’m going to miss games.”
Hall is expected to miss four weeks but has no intention of sticking to tha...