It looks like the Edmonton Oilers avoided the worst case scenario with superstar Connor McDavid.
According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, McDavid suffered a small tear in the PCL ligament of his knee. No surgery is required and he is expected to be ready for the start of next season.
The Edmonton Oilers announced late Friday evening that their medical staff, in collaboration with top orthopedic specialists, have determined McDavid can begin rehabbing his injured leg.
McDavid left Edmonton's 3-1 victory over Calgary on April 6 with a left leg injury after crashing into the Flames net in the second period.
McDavid's injury capped a disappointing season for the Oilers that included firing head coach Todd McLellan on Nov. 20 and general manager Peter Chiarelli on Jan. 23.
The Oilers (35-38-9) missed the playoffs for the 12th time in the last 13 years despite McDavid having a career year with 41 goals and 75 assists.