The Edmonton Oilers are looking to help out defensively this season as they seek to prepare for a playoff series.
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBron reports that the Oilers are internally talking about John Klingberg and Joel Edmondson as potential prospects for their filler.
“The Edmonton Oilers are looking to become buyers closer to March 3,” LeBron told Insider Trading. “The area we’ve been talking about all season is of course in the blue where they especially want to add you. There are a few names to consider as the Oilers front office is looking for people who could potentially be there by March. 3. I know. They’ve mooted.” Internally benefits John Klingberg and Joel Edmundson, as part of the long D-list they are looking for.
Completely different players, of course. Now John Klinburg, who has struggled this year with the Anaheim Ducks, has signed a one-year contract with the (Anaheim) Ducks, fully aware that he will likely turn around before the deadline. As of March 3, he has the full condition that he is not trading at this time, but on January 1, it turns out that it is a no trade situation because there are 10 teams in which to trade. He’s obviously an outfielder, kind of a quarterback.
“Very different with Joel Edmondson, he’s clearly a closed defenceman; a leading man, a Stanley Cup asset. (The Montreal Canadiens) aren’t looking to move him elsewhere. But they’re clearly in place with their retooling, willingness to listen to most old warriors. “.”
Klinburg, 30, has three goals and 10 points in 24 games this season for the Ducks, who are second in the NHL standings with 19 points this season. He was signed for a maximum of $7 million when his contract expired.
Edmundson, 29, has one goal and three points in 20 games this season while averaging 19:49 ice time per game. He signed next season at $3.5 million for the Canadiens, who are five points behind in the Eastern Conference.
The Oilers currently hold first place in the Western Conference with a 17-13-1 record in 31 games played. Already in LTIR spending, Edmonton currently has just under $1.6 million in cap space, per CapFriendly, with Evander Kane’s $5.125 million cap on the shelf. However, Kane is expected to return to the roster before the March 3 trade deadline.