On New Year's Day, Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid returned to practice for the first time since suffering a collarbone injury in early November. Before his unfortunate fall into the boards against the Philadelphia Flyers, the No. 1 overall pick in last year's NHL draft was catching fire. After being held scoreless in his first two NHL contests, the rookie phenom quickly began living up to expectations by scoring 12 points in the following 10 games.
While Edmonton coach Todd McLellan refused to give an exact date for McDavid's return, being back at practice indicates it won't be long before we see the Oilers' generational talent back on the ice.
What type of production should we expect from McDavid when he returns? Could he push the Oilers into playoff contention?