Draisaitl bagged three points Sunday against the Carolina Hurricanes, giving him 10 in four games with McDavid sidelined and extending his lead in the league scoring race.
"According to a lot of people out there, I can't play on my own; I can only play with Connor," Draisaitl said after the win, according to The Athletic's Daniel Nugent-Bowman.
"We're showing the hockey world ... that we're not a one-man team," the 24-year-old added.
Edmonton has won three of four games without McDavid, and Sunday's 4-3 overtime victory gave the Oilers a one-point lead over the Vancouver Canucks for first place in the Pacific Division. The Oilers and Canucks each have 23 regular-season contests remaining.
Draisaitl now has 95 points (34 goals, 61 assists) on the season - 13 points clear of the pack.