Coach Tipp announces that Tyler Ennis is out indefinitely after sustaining an injury last night. He adds that Adam Larsson will be reassessed following today’s #Oilers skate.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) August 6, 2020
Tyler Ennis Out Indefinitely
Per recent NHL rules, teams aren’t allowed to directly disclose what is holding a player out of the contest. But much speculation among the Oilers fanbase has some thinking his issue may be related to the tendons in his right knee, which slammed hard into the boards. If that’s true, there’s no telling how long Ennis could miss. That’s mere speculation among social media now, though. All that’s been disclosed by the team is that Ennis unfit to play, with no timetable for his return.
Ennis joined the Oilers at the Trade Deadline, being acquired from the Ottawa Senators. Ottawa received a fifth-round pick in return. Ennis played nine games with Edmonton before the season’s premature close. He scored nine points in those. He’s also appeared in all three of the team’s post-season games so far, scoring two points.
Ennis has served as a bit of an NHL journeyman over the past few years. After playing eight seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, Ennis was shipped to the Minnesota Wild as apart of the trade that swapped Jason Pominville for Marcus Foligno.
Ennis played one year with Minnesota before signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the off-season. After one year with Toronto, though, he moved on again; signing a one-year deal with Ottawa. Edmonton now marks the fifth team Ennis has played for in the last five seasons. That number is subject to increase, though, as Ennis’ contract expires after the end of these refined playoffs. Ennis joins nine other Oilers in entering free agency. This includes goaltender Mike Smith and newly-acquired Andreas Athanasiou.