Draisaitl didn’t participate in the morning skate Saturday due to an ankle injury. It is unknown when the ankle injury occurred, but Draisaitl seemed to have shorter shifts in Game 6 but did end up playing over 18 minutes of ice time.
It would be a significant blow for the Oilers’ chances to win Game 7 and move on to the second round of the playoffs if Draisaitl can’t play. Connor McDavid may be the best player in the NHL, but Draisaitl is not that far behind. Draisaitl had 55 goals and 55 assists in 80 games for the Oilers this season. He also has five goals and three assists in six playoff games versus the Los Angeles Kings in the first round. It would seem that Draisaitl will give it a go Saturday, but perhaps he won’t be at full strength or won’t be able to play his normal minutes. We likely won’t be optimistic about his availability to play Saturday until we see if he participates in the pregame skate.
The Oilers are +115 (-1.5) on the puck line and -215 on the money line, with an over/under of 6.5 ( over +106/under -130) versus the Kings on Saturday. You can find the bars and props for this game and all others at the FanDuel Sportsbook.
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