The Nation Notebook: Setoguchi's comeback ends, Burns' historic season, and notes on the seller's market

Christian Pagnani
February 13 2017 07:00AM


The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don't quite deserve their own article. 

The L.A. Kings have put to bed Devin Setoguchi's comeback, as he joins all of the major signings the team made last summer on the waiver wire. Brent Burns is on pace for the best season we've seen from a defenceman in a long time (don't tell Erik Karlsson). And a seller's market has massively upped the asking price for good-but-not-great players, making this deadline likely to be a slow one. 

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February 12 2017 10:45PM

It was an active week for Oilers prospects, with callups and great performances up and down the various leagues. Let's have a look.

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Robin Brownlee
February 12 2017 12:32PM


When a team’s go-to guys go away, as they are bound to do from time to time over the course of a season, coaches are left with a couple of choices. They can keep dancing with those who brung ‘em, as in stand pat, or they can change-up the dance card and hope that does the trick. There really isn’t one tried-and-true way that works.

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Oilers recall Iiro Pakarinen (still on IR), return Anton Lander to AHL

Cam Lewis
February 12 2017 12:08PM

The Edmonton Oilers have sent Anton Lander back to the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL. The corresponding transaction was recalling Iiro Pakarinen from the AHL, but Pakarinen remains on the Injured Reserve, meaning the Oilers are currently one body below the 23-man NHL roster limit. 

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February 12 2017 11:11AM

The Edmonton Oilers signed Kris Russell late in free agency, and at a value dollar. Russell has fit nicely into Todd McLellan's defense this year, and there appears to be interest in signing him long term. What does he bring, and what is it worth in today's NHL?

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