After Cooke hit, Yakupov undergoing concussion protocol
Nail Yakupov is undergoing treatment for a concussion after leaving Thursday’s 4-1 loss to Minnesota following a hit from Wild forward Matt Cooke, the Oilers announced on Friday.
Here’s the incident in question, which occurred with about one minute remaining in the second period (the hit is at the start of the clip):
Yakupov left immediately and didn’t return, sitting out the entire third period. The Edmonton Journal notes that, during his postgame presser, Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins didn’t offer up any health news regarding Yakupov, but did classify the play as a “bad turnover.”
Edmonton next plays tomorrow in Winnipeg, a 2 p.m. ET matinee.