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Nugent-Hopkins (undisclosed) to miss second straight game

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Vancouver Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis (2) goes into the boards as he hits Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) as Canucks center Shawn Matthias (27) looks for the puck during the third period of NHL action in Vancouver, British Columbia Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)


Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will miss his second straight game tonight in Arizona as his Oilers try for their first win of the season.

Nugent-Hopkins was hurt Saturday in Vancouver. While the nature of the injury hasn’t been disclosed, head coach Dallas Eakins insisted it wasn’t suffered during a rare fight with Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis.

“He took a big hit right before the fight and took a few whacks as well during the game,” said Eakins, per the Edmonton Sun. “He’s kind of bruised up all over.”

Nugent-Hopkins had shoulder surgery in April of 2013, but managed to play all but two games (the first two of the season) in 2013-14.

Jordan Eberle (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision versus the Coyotes.

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