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Oilers' Mike Green out 3-4 weeks with knee injury

Newly acquired Edmonton Oilers defenceman Mike Green will miss three to four weeks with a knee injury.

Newly acquired defenceman suffered MCL sprain against Golden Knights on Wednesday

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Mike Green was playing in just his second game with his new team when he suffered an MCL sprain against the Vegas Golden Knights. (John Locher/The Associated Press)

Newly acquired Edmonton Oilers defenceman Mike Green will miss three to four weeks with a knee injury.

The Oilers announced Friday that Green has a sprained MCL. He was hurt in a loss against Vegas on Wednesday.

The Oilers acquired Green in a trade with the Detroit Red Wings early Monday, hours before the NHL's trade deadline.

Green was playing his second game with the Oilers when he suffered the injury.

The 34-year-old Calgary native has three goals and eight assists in 50 combined games with Detroit and Edmonton this season.

The Oilers (33-23-8) entered Friday night's action holding the third and final playoff spot in the Pacific Division.

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