Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid to miss NHL All-Star break due to illness

Edmonton, Alta.

— Edmonton Oilers center Connor McLeod (upper body) and defenseman Nikita Scherbak (upper leg) were both listed as questionable for the NHL All Star break due the effects of illness.

Both players were placed on injured reserve after being diagnosed with the virus.

McLeod, who was taken second overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2013 NHL Draft, was placed on Injured Reserve Saturday, according to the team.

McClaren, a first-round pick in 2016 by the Nashville Predators, is on injured leave.

He has been placed on the disabled list with a lower body injury.

McLean was a member of the Nashville team that reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2015 and is on the NHL’s All-Rookie team.

He is on a one-year, $1.9 million contract with an annual average annual value of $1 million.

McLaren is on track to return from his season-ending concussion last October.

McDonald has had multiple surgeries on his right knee, but it’s unclear if he will be ready for the All-star break.