Oil­ers’ Yakupov out with left an­kle sprain

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Ed­mon­ton Oil­ers for­ward Nail Yakupov is ex­pected to miss two to four weeks af­ter sprain­ing his left an­kle in a 41 loss to the Carolina Hur­ri­canes on Wed­nes­day night. He was knocked down when li­nes­man Matt MacPher­son lost his bal­ance and fell back­wards af­ter a face­off early in the sec­ond pe­riod. Yakupov had to be helped off the ice. “It could’ve been sig­nif­i­cantly worse based on what hap­pened,” Oil­ers coach Todd McLel­lan said Thurs­day. “Hope­fully he heals quickly.” Yakupov had picked up his 100th ca­reer point ear­lier in the game. He has 12 points (two goals, 10 as­sists) in 22 games this sea­son. Also Thurs­day, the Oil­ers re­called for­ward Ju­jhar Khaira from Bak­ers­field of the Amer­i­can Hockey League.

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