Ryan Jones went down as though a sniper had taken him out.

The Edmonton Oilers winger was hurt blocking a shot in Tuesday’s 5-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks.

Jones was dropped hard and needed help getting off the ice. He was, however, able to return to the game.

“It was off the outside of my knee,” Jones said. “It’s just one of those spots, whenever you bend there is a little opening and pucks always seem to find the spots where you don’t have that much padding.

“I got to my one knee and I couldn’t push up. I had dead leg and when (Oilers head athletic therapist) T.D. (Forss) came out, in not so nice words, I told him just to get me off the ice. I didn’t want to be sitting there any longer.”

Blocking shots comes at a price. Jones went down on one knee to get it the way of a point shot and took it in a tender spot. But as long as there was no structural damage, his intention was always to return.