Take a deep breath Avs fans. Franchise center Nathan MacKinnon will miss Thursday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers because of a shoulder injury he suffered last night.

MacKinnon, who is a legitimate Hart Trophy candidate this season, left Tuesday’s game after colliding with Vancouver’s Alexander Edler. Avs head coach Jared Bednar didn’t have a detailed update after the game, but he shed a little more light on MacKinnon’s injury during a radio interview this morning.

“He’s out with an upper body injury… He will not play for us tomorrow… Hopefully it’s not that serious,” Bednar said during a hit with Altitude 950. He also added that MacKinnon is “day-to-day,” which would indicate that the injury isn’t necessarily serious.