Edmonton Oilers rookie Connor McDavid will be out indefinitely because of a broken left collarbone.
He was expected to undergo surgery Wednesday with a recuperation period expected to stretch into months.
"We're talking about months," Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli told a news conference. "We don't have a particular timeframe, but as I said, plural, months. There will be plates and screws involved (in the surgery)."
McDavid was injured Tuesday night in the Oilers' 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Racing down the left wing toward the Flyers goal late in the second period, with Flyers defenders Brandon Manning and Michael Del...