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21 hours ago

Nugent-Hopkins (ribs) skated for the first time since Jan. 13, Paul Gazzola of the Oilers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nugent-Hopkins won't return until March at the earliest, so Anton Slepyshev will likely continue to slot into the lineup until then. The 24-year-old pivot took a backseat role to Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl last season, but he's picked up the pace a bit this campaign with 16 goals and 31 points through 46 games. Further, the Oilers have won just four of 12 games without him in the lineup, but that may be more of a reflection of the Oilers' disappointing season as a whole, rather than Nugent-Hopkins' absence.

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6 days ago

Nugent-Hopkins hasn't resumed skating, the Edmonton Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nugent-Hopkins was suffered the injury (ribs) on Jan. 13 against the Golden Knights. He was originally projected to rejoin the team near the end of the month but with Edmonton all but out of playoff contention, they do not appear willing to rush him back. Iiro Pakarinen should continue to see extended time with the big club although neither forward can be relied on at this point.

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1 month ago

Nugent-Hopkins has suffered cracked ribs and a bruised sternum and is expected to miss 5-to-6 weeks as a result, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nugent-Hopkins' situation escalated quickly. Originally, he was expected to rejoin the action following the team's bye week, but he wound up designated for injured reserve Thursday and has now been ruled out for an extended period of time. His long absence will be difficult to stomach for a Jets squad that has produced a measly 2.72 goals per game (tied for 24th in NHL) this season and a league-worst 1.57 per contest in January. More information on his timeline should surface as the 24-year-old draws closer to a return, but the team recalled Iiro Pakarinen from the AHL ranks to replace him on the roster in the meantime.

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1 month ago

Nugent-Hopkins (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The Oilers do not play again until Saturday, but Nugent-Hopkins won't be eligible to return until Tuesday's game against the Sabres at the earliest. Liro Pakarinen was called up from AHL Bakersfield as a reinforcement option, though he's anything but he pales mightily in comparison to the man he replaces when it comes to offensive potential. RNH has provided 16 goals, 15 assists and seven power-play points through 46 games.

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1 month ago

Nugent-Hopkins (undisclosed) has been cleared from concussion protocol, and should be fully healthy following Edmonton's bye week Ryan Rishaug of TSN.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nugent-Hopkins is simply dealing with bruising after his rough collision with Brandon McNabb, which is certainly good news for the youngster. The British Columbia native has been a model of consistency never going more than four games without notching a point all year, and assuming nothing goes awry in his recovery, will look to build upon the 31 points (16 goals, 15 assists) that he's already posted in 2017-18 on Saturday against Vancouver.

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1 month ago

Nugent-Hopkins exited Saturday's tilt against Vegas after being checked by Brayden McNabb in the second period Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports, and he won't return to the game.

EDGE Analysis

Nugent-Hopkins' head appeared to snap back after the violent collision with McNabb, but he exited the ice without any help from the trainers. It's unclear what type of injury the 24-year-old sustained, but with Edmonton about to commence on its bye week, he'll have until the Jan. 20 matchup with Vancouver to recover. If for some reason Nugent-Hopkins isn't ready for the tilt, Ryan Strome should slide up to center the second line.

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2 months ago

Nugent-Hopkins posted a goal, three points and five shots on goal in a 4-3 overtime defeat to the Blackhawks on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Behind a strong December, Nugent-Hopkins is well on pace to surpass his totals from last season. He has six goals and 11 points in 12 games this month, which gives him 15 goals and 29 points through 38 games. He had 18 goals and 43 points in 82 games last season. Nugent-Hopkins is currently set to post a career-high 63 points, but don't be too surprised if he doesn't reach that total. Through 38 contests, Nugent-Hopkins owns a career-best 15.8 shooting percentage. If that dips at all back closer to his career norm, the center could be in line for a dry spell.

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2 months ago

Nugent-Hopkins recorded a goal and an assist during Monday's 5-3 win over San Jose.

EDGE Analysis

The 2011 first overall selection might just turn in his best offensive showing in a supporting role this season. He's on pace for both a 30-goal and 60-point campaign, which would each be career-high marks. Additionally, there's a legitimate case that Edmonton has largely underachieved to this point. Those who have been watching consistently would also agree that Nugent-Hopkins has looked as good as ever through the first 34 games of 2017-18. It's worth evaluating your center corps to see if he's a potential upgrade from the waiver wire in shallower settings. RNH should already be owned in most leagues.

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2 months ago

Nugent-Hopkins scored the first shorthanded goal of his career in Saturday's 3-2 win over Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

It's the Nuge's 13th goal of the season, which puts him on a 32-goal pace. But most importantly, Nugent-Hopkins is killing penalties, a sign that his coach's confidence in his game is high. This season could be RNH's breakout year.

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3 months ago

Nugent-Hopkins scored the overtime game-winner in Tuesday's 3-2 triumph over the Coyotes.

EDGE Analysis

Nugent-Hopkins lit the lamp with his team's first shot of overtime to end the contest 4:20 into the extra session. The 2011 first-overall pick is halfway to last season's total of 18 goals in 57 fewer games, and he's on pace to top his 2014-15 career high of 24. With 18:41 of ice time in this one, Nugent-Hopkins eclipsed the 17-minute mark for the sixth consecutive game.