Oilers forward Jordan Eberle out 4-6 weeks with a shoulder injury

The Edmonton Oilers announced Wednesday that forward Jordan Eberle will miss four to six weeks with a shoulder injury. Eberle left Tuesday night’s game against Arizona in the first period following a collision against the wall behind the Coyotes net.

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers announced Wednesday that forward Jordan Eberle will miss four to six weeks with a shoulder injury.

Eberle left Tuesday night’s game against Arizona in the first period following a collision against the wall behind the Coyotes net.

He did not return.

“I went to the bench because I knew something was wrong right away,” Eberle said Wednesday at the Oilers’ skate. “Better to happen now than later in the season.”

Eberle, 25, was the Oilers’ top scorer last season with 63 points(24 goals, 39 assists) in 81 games .

The Oilers begin their season Oct. 8 in St. Louis.