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Andrej Sekera | Defenseman | #2

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (71) / BUF
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Andrej Sekera (knee) has been practicing with the team of late and could return to the lineup shortly.
Sekera has not played this season after undergoing off-season surgery on his knee for a torn ACL. He had eight goals and 38 points with a plus-14 rating last season and his presence on the blueline has been sorely missed. "I’m feeling much better," Sekera said. "I’ve been testing the knee in battles, starting to go full out in battles. Testing the knee and seeing how it reacts. I’m doing more and more on the ice and the same things in the gym before and after. I’m going to make sure I stay on top of it. The prognosis was end of December, start of January, but it depends on how it reacts to everything I do on the ice. Is it going to be pain free or there’s going to be any trouble? We’ll go from there." Dec 11 - 6:52 AM

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Andrej Sekera (knee) was able to practice with the Oilers on Monday.

Despite that, Sekera is nowhere near close to returning. "When the calendar changes and we get to December, then we’ll be talking about when Sekera might play," said Oilers coach Todd McLellan. Sekera is recovering from knee surgery for a torn ACL.
Nov 21 - 8:34 AM

Andrej Sekera is not expected back in the Oiler lineup until December at the earliest.

He is recovering from knee surgery for a torn ACL and will need at least two more months of healing.
Oct 7 - 12:49 PM

Andrej Sekera (knee) isn't expected to be back on the ice until "quite a ways into the season," according to coach Todd McLellan.

Sekera sustained a torn ACL against Anaheim in the second round of the playoffs and he was initially given a six-to-nine month timetable. He underwent surgery back in May.
Sep 14 - 12:46 PM

Andrej Sekera will have knee surgery this week.

GM Peter Chiarelli believes the procedure will happen on Thursday. In the best-case scenario, Sekera could be back in mid-November. A more conservative outlook on his recovery from knee surgery might be around Christmas. Regardless of when Sekera returns it will probably be a while before he gets back to 100 percent. He suffered a torn ACL in the playoffs and his initial timetable is set for six-to-nine months.
May 16 - 5:26 PM

Andrej Sekera suffered a torn ACL during Edmonton's second-round series against Anaheim.

He is expected to be sidelined for six-to-nine months. Sekera is scheduled to undergo surgery on Thursday and he will miss a significant chunk of the 2017-18 season if that timetable doesn't change.
May 16 - 12:37 PM

Andrej Sekera's undisclosed injury is believed to be related to his knee.

As previously reported, Sekera is expected to miss the rest of the second round after being injured early in Friday's game. He had been averaging 23:06 minutes per game in the playoffs before Friday, so this is a huge blow to Edmonton. Eric Gryba is projected to be inserted into the lineup for Game 6 on Sunday.
May 7 - 2:24 PM

Andrej Sekera (undisclosed) will miss the rest of the second round.

Sekera left Friday's game after being hit into the glass by Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf. Not including the contest on Friday when he was forced out of the game early, Sekera had been averaging 23:06 minutes per game with the Oilers in the playoffs, so his absence is a big blow to Edmonton's defense. As a result of him being pulled from Game 5, Adam Larsson had to log 44:58 minutes in the 2OT loss.
May 7 - 12:36 PM

The Edmonton Oilers don't know if Andrej Sekera will be able to suit up in Game 6 on Sunday.

Sekera left Friday's game after being hit into the glass by Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf. Oilers head coach Todd McLellan didn't provide a real update on the defenseman's status. Losing him for an extended period of time would be a tough pill to swallow for the Oilers, who will be facing elimination on Sunday night.
May 6 - 11:50 AM

Andrej Sekera exited Game 5 against Anaheim after taking a big hit from Ryan Getzlaf.

On his third shift of the game, Sekera was rocked into the glass by the Ducks captain. Sekera is a key piece of the Edmonton blue line, and losing him for an extended period of time would be devastating. We'll provide an update on his status as soon as the Oilers make one available. He's day-to-day for now. You can watch the incident by clicking the link below.
May 6 - 12:56 AM

Andrej Sekera opened the scoring just 65 seconds into Game 2 against Anaheim.

Sekera scored on Edmonton's first shot of the contest in a 2-1 win over the Ducks. The 30-year-old defender has contributed one goal and two assists in eight postseason contests this year. Edmonton has a 2-0 series lead heading back home for Game 3 on Sunday.
Apr 29 - 10:55 AM

Andrej Sekera scored and added two assists in the Oilers' 7-4 win over Colorado on Thursday.

He logged over 20:00 minutes of ice time in the comeback win. He's been a nice source of offense from the blue-line for the Oilers this season and of late with five points in his last five games. Sekera has racked up 33 points in 72 games this season. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also had a two assist game.
Mar 24 - 12:27 AM

In case there was any confusion, Andrej Sekera will indeed play Friday against Washington.

He has seven goals and 25 points in 59 games this season, along with 111 blocks to boot. Make sure he's in your lineup as well.
Feb 24 - 2:03 PM

Andrej Sekera (undisclosed) is able to play on Friday.

Sekera sustained his injury on Wednesday, but he didn't end up missing a full game. He has seven goals and 25 points in 59 contests this season.
Feb 24 - 11:53 AM

Andrej Sekera was injured in Wednesday's win over Florida.

He went straight to the dressing room after he was hit by a shot from Aaron Ekblad early in the second period. Sekera may have hurt his arm on the play. He tried to return, but was on the ice for two brief shifts before he had to leave again. "How badly was he hurt? Enough to not finish the game but I think it's more of a soft-tissue muscle thing than anything else (broken bone)," said coach Todd McLellan. "We'll see how he is tomorrow (Thursday)."
Feb 23 - 10:13 AM

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D1Oscar Klefbom
2Adam Larsson
3Kris Russell
4Matthew Benning
5Darnell Nurse
6Brandon Davidson
7Eric Gryba
8Andrej Sekera
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G1Cam Talbot
2Laurent Brossoit