Highlights from the waiver wire, 10/6/16 edition

Jonathan Willis
October 06 2016 02:15PM

After yesterday’s craziness – everybody cleared, which means 30 NHL general managers are confident they have a better backup goalie than Reto Berra and a better seventh defenceman than Mark Barberio – today’s waiver wire is a little quieter. It is fairly rich in defencemen, though, including 346-game NHL veteran Clayton Stoner.

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GDB -2.0: Final pieces of the puzzle

Jason Gregor
October 06 2016 12:30PM


Almost There

The Oilers have 30 players -- 18 forwards, ten defencemen and two goalies -- remaining in camp and Todd McLellan has two games to determine his opening night 23-man roster. However, he won't have to make seven cuts in the next five days.

Andrew Ference will start the season on the long-term injured reserve. He'll be on the roster for one day and then moved to LTIR. Matt Hendricks and Iiro Pakarinen will start the season on the injured reserve. Kris Versteeg has a groin injury and is out at least a week. McLellan and his staff will monitor these final two games to determine who stays and who starts the season in Bakersfield, but the evaluation won't end when the initial 23-man roster is named.

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Report: Oilers to trade Yakupov to Chicago?

Zach Laing
October 06 2016 11:08AM

According to Barstool Sports, the Oilers could be moving Nail Yakupov to the Chicago Blackhawks. 

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Robin Brownlee
October 06 2016 09:00AM


So, how do you think Connor McDavid spent the end of his first day as the captain of the Edmonton Oilers? Out on the town celebrating with friends or teammates? Doing interviews with various national media outlets? You’d think so, but no.

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Scott Zerr
October 06 2016 07:00AM


It’s a wild uncertainty when considering whether the Bakersfield Condors will be any better this season than they were a year ago.

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