Edmonton Oilers president and general manager Ken Holland announced that defenceman Oscar Klefbom will miss the entire 2020-21 season because of a shoulder injury.
#Oilers GM & President of Hockey Ops Ken Holland tells @Bob_Stauffer on @OilersNow defenceman Oscar Klefbom is officially out for the 2020-21 season & is hoping to be ready for the start of the 2021-22 campaign.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 21, 2020
Holland said in early October that Klefbom has been playing with an injured shoulder for years and there was concern he may miss a large portion -- if not all -- of the 2020-21 season.
Holland added that the blueliner is still weighing whether or not to have surgery and is hoping to be ready for the start of the 2021-22 campaign.
The Karlstad, Sweden, native recorded five goals and 29 assists for a total of 34 points in 62 games last season. He had five goals and 23 helpers the season before in 61 games.
Last season was the 27-year-old's seventh in Edmonton since being selected No. 19 in the 2011 NHL Draft.
Prior to his time in the NHL, Klefbom spent three seasons with Farjestads BK Karlstad of the Swedish Elite League.