Edmonton Oilers Place Unexpected Forward on Waivers

Published January 22, 2024 at 6:15 PM

In a recent development, the Edmonton Oilers have taken a surprising step by placing forward Adam Erne on waivers.

While many expected the team to send down exempt Philip Kemp to accommodate Corey Perry's addition with his league minimum salary, the Oilers opted to risk losing forward depth by waiving Erne.

Although losing Erne on waivers might not overly concern the Oilers, gaining an extra contract slot could benefit the team if another claims him. Erne, signed to a one-year league minimum deal in the offseason, has contributed minimally with one goal and one assist in 23 games on the fourth line.

Waiving Erne indicates the Oilers' willingness to make changes and possibly cut ties, emphasizing a preference for carrying a seventh defenseman over an extra forward. This decision goes against the expectations of most analysts but demonstrates the Oilers' commitment to strengthening the team overall.

With the addition of Perry, the Oilers have significantly bolstered their bottom six, enhancing the team's overall strength. Perry's scoring ability, agitator role, and playoff experience are anticipated to make valuable contributions, potentially fueling a successful playoff run for the Edmonton Oilers.

Source: Oilersdaily
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Edmonton Oilers Place Unexpected Forward on Waivers

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