According to the folks over at TSN, Sheldon Souray has been placed on waivers by our beloved Edmonton Oilers.
"The Edmonton Oilers are giving the NHL’s 29 other teams a chance at acquiring Sheldon Souray, as the team placed the veteran defenceman on waivers on Friday.
Souray signed a five-year contract in 2007 that was supposed to see him in Edmonton through the end of the 2011-12 season, and the 33-year-old’s no-move clause has expired. The Oilers defenceman gave GM Steve Tambellini a list of preferences back in January in the event that he would be shipped out before the March 3 trading deadline.
Souray was also on the record as saying he’d waive his no-movement clause if the circumstances were to his liking. Souray had four goals and nine assists in 34 games with Edmonton this season.
The Elk Point, Alberta native was selected 71st overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. He has played for the Devils, the Montreal Canadiens and the Oilers. His best season came in 2006-07 with Montreal, when he put up 26 goals and 38 assists for 64 points in 81 games."
HOPING LIGHTNING WILL STRIKE TWICE?
Fresh off placing Patrick O’Sullivan on waivers only to later move him to the Phoenix Coyotes for Jim Vandermeer, perhaps Steve Tambellini is hoping that a similar outcome will occur with the big D-man. Or perhaps he is hoping someone will take him straight away.
Either way this seems a strange move, one that bears intense debate, name calling and trolling before Gregor and Brownlee tell us all what is really going on.
The very same article says that the Oilers have signed Jason Strudwick to a one year deal for terms not yet announced.