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Oilers' York out indefinitely

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Edmonton Oilers leading scorer Mike York will be sidelined indefinitely after breaking a finger in
Tuesday night's 3-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

York was forechecking deep in Colorado's zone in the second
period when he took a clearing attempt off his left hand,
fracturing the index finger. He was to have it re-examined
Wednesday.

The Oilers placed York on injured reserve Wednesday and recalled
left wing Jani Rita and center Mike Bishai from Toronto of the
American Hockey League.

While playing in all 51 of Edmonton's games this season, York
has 15 goals and 22 assists for a team-best 37 points.
Centering the team's top line, York also has a plus-15 rating,
second on the team to linemate Radek Dvorak.

The shortest player on the team at 5-10, York is in his second
full season with Edmonton after being acquired from the New York
Rangers in March 2002. The 26-year-old from Massachusetts has
97 goals and 133 assists in 364 NHL games.