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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' future undecided

Updated: October 24, 2011, 6:33 PM ET
Associated Press

EDMONTON, Alberta -- As impressive as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been in his first seven NHL games, the rookie sensation has no guarantee he will remain in the big leagues all season.

Nugent-Hopkins leads rookies with five goals and seven points, but the 18-year-old center, taken by the Oilers with the No. 1 pick in this year's draft, still can't yet claim a permanent address.

With two games to go before Nugent-Hopkins reaches the nine-game threshold that would start his three-year, ...

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