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Report: Oilers' Yakupov fighting leg infection after fall

TSN.ca Staff
8/23/2012 2:13:39 PM
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Edmonton Oilers prospect Nail Yakupov is reportedly fighting an infection in his legs after he was hurt when he fell off a treadmill this week.

The Edmonton Journal says that Yakupov suffered the injury on Monday when he was working out with Oilers conditioning coach Simon Bennett.

The first-overall pick from the NHL Draft in June was supposed to skate at a pro camp on Tuesday and Wednesday, but did not appear on the ice.

The Journal says there was no report on when Yakupov might resume training.

Nail Yakupov (Photo: Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)


(Photo: Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)
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