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Nail Yakupov ruled out of world hockey championship with hip injury

04/15/2015 05:09 EDT | Updated 06/25/2015 08:59 EDT
Nail Yakupov has probably felt a range of emotions this week.

First, the Edmonton Oilers announced on Monday they had signed the forward to a two-year contract extension worth a reported $2.5 million US annually.

On Wednesday, the NHL club issued a news release stating the right-winger wouldn't be suiting up for Russia at the world hockey championship in the Czech Republic next month due to a hip injury.

"Nail has been suffering from bilateral hip injuries this season and after further examination and MRI imaging, he requires additional treatment and rehabilitation," Oilers head physician Dr. Dhiren Naidi said in a statement.

The hip problems might explain another disappointing statistical season for the 21-year-old Yakupov, who had 14 goals and 33 points in 81 games along with a NHL-worst minus-35 rating.

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