As good as things have (finally) been going for the Edmonton Oilers of late, one niggling detail has nonetheless kept fans on edge…How’s Connor?Well, new General Manager Ken Holland shed some light on that subject Thursday. Holland was part of a Oilers event at Rogers Place on this evening, and used that occasion to update the faithful on “the franchise”…“He’s doing great”, Holland began. “He’s rehabilitating”.Yeah, we knew that Ken…“I expect to see him on the ice at training camp. Working very closely with our medical team and the medical people that he’s got in Toronto to make sure he is getting the best care possible”.O.K., that’s a little better…“He’s in great spirits”.Holland has had two recent viewings, the first 10 days ago in Toronto. The two did lunch and talked for almost 3 hours. That is the first piece of good news. The new boss and his franchise player getting to know one another. It’s a chance for Holland to hear a unique view on what was right and what wasn’t about last season. And an opportunity for Holland to make his superstar feel confident that this thing is going to be turned around this time. No, really…But that’s just talk. How is the leg…really, Ken?On Monday, prior to the NHL competition meetings the two met up again in Toronto. This time Holland got a chance to see where he works out. One assumes that there Holland was also better able to ascertain just how much progress is being made on the small tear suffered to McDavid’s posterior cruciate ligament. You remember…versus Calgary on April 6th, the final day of the regular season. Right?“I really enjoyed meeting him. It was the first time that I’d really got to spend more than just shaking his hand in the hallway as a visiting team. He’s doing great and looking forward to being on the ice at training camp”.Now I realize that this is not exactly a Johns-Hopkins dissertation on precisely how things are proceeding for McDavid. But it’s not a set-back. There is no indication that the future holds anything other than what the club’s doctors forecast in the first place.No one can blame fans for being finicky. When it comes to Connor, “no news is good news” is not a very strong media strategy. Good on the new boss for realizing that and putting something positive out there. We can sleep tonight.Then start worrying all over again tomorrow.Find me on Twitter @KurtLeavinsRecently, at The Cult…STAPLES: The Oilers extend Bakersfield bench boss by 2 more yearsMcCURDY: Kassian gets second wind with new coach & it pays offSTAPLES: Where is this Zaitsez rumor coming from anyway?