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Oilers losing in ways they never imagined

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The Edmonton Oilers keep on losing, in ways they never imagined.

Now it's centre Sam Gagner who has been lost for the National Hockey League season after being injured by one of his own teammates, while sitting on the team bench.

Gagner's left wrist was sliced by the skate blade of teammate Ryan Jones during the Oilers' Wednesday loss to the Washington Capitals. Although Gagner played the rest of the game, he remained in Washington to have his injury examined.

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A closer look determined Gagner had suffered tendon damage and was done for the season.

Earlier this month, the Oilers' lost star rookie Taylor Hall, when he injured an ankle in a fight with Derek Dorsett of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Hall had 42 points in 65 games this season; Gagner had 42 points in 68 games. The Oilers' 54 points are the lowest in the NHL.

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