Report: Klefbom, Oilers' '11 first rounder, out for year
Monday, 11.26.2012 / 4:02 PM
Edmonton Oilers prospect Oscar Klefbom, who had been starring on defense for Farjestad in the Swedish Elite League, reportedly will miss the remainder of the season with an injured shoulder.
According to Swedish journalist Johan Eriksson, Klefbom will undergo shoulder surgery.
Klefbom, the No. 19 pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, was injured in October when he apparently fell reaching for the puck while being hit. He had three assists and a plus-7 rating in 11 games with Farjestad this season before suffering his injury.
Klefbom told reporters he expects to be sidelined the next six months during his recovery. The 6-foot-3, 204-pound defender should be ready to compete for a role along Edmonton's blue line in 2013-14. He was the second player selected by the Oilers in the first round in 2011 -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was chosen No. 1 overall by the Oilers.