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Edmonton Oilers place forward Colton Sceviour on waivers

The Edmonton Oilers have placed forward Colton Sceviour on waivers, the club announced Friday.

They also assigned defenceman to the taxi squad in moves made to clear a spot for newly signed forward Evander Kane.

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Sceviour, 32, has appeared in 30 games with the Oilers this season scoring two goals and five points. Quietly, he’s been a very effective player in the bottom-six. According to hockeyviz.com, while he provides even-strength offence at a one percent rate below average, his defensive contributions at even-strength are two percent above average.

This all the while posting the best-expected goals against per hour rate of any Oilers forward — one that’s far and away better than someone like Devin Shore’s, for example.

Lagesson, meanwhile, rejoins the taxi squad having appeared in 11 games this year for the team scoring two points. In limited showings this year, he’s been an effective rearguard for the club. He’s posted the best shot attempts supression rate per hour and the best expected goals against rate per hour of any Oilers defencemen. Sure, there’s a very limited sample size there, but the numbers are promising.

On top of that, Lagesson’s PDO has been horrendous. A 94.0 is roughly six percent lower than league average and that’s largely due to his on-ice save percentage of .868. He’s gotten no support from his goaltender this year.

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<i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at</span></i><a href=”http://www.twitter.com/zjlaing”> <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>@zjlaing</span></a><i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>, or reached by email at [email protected]</span></i>

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