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Oilers announce 23-man roster

The #Oilers have released their 2016-17 opening night roster: https://t.co/RgzC5yZG9S pic.twitter.com/GfPZQrkafq — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) October 12, 2016 With the deadline for NHL teams to submit their cap compliant 23-man rosters at 3:00 PM MST yesterday, the Oilers announced the 23 players set to start the season in Edmonton.

McKenzie: Oilers to re-sign Gryba

Eric Gryba on the verge of getting a one-year, two-way deal with EDM. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 11, 2016 According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Eric Gryba is about to get a new deal with the Edmonton Oilers.

Spector: Oilers to sign Versteeg?

Just spoke with Kris Versteeg. Sounds very much like a guy with a contract agreed to in EDM. We will wait for announcement. — Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) October 10, 2016 According to Sportsnet’s Mark Spector, the Oilers could be close to announcing a new contract for PTO forward Kris Versteeg.

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Oilers assign Reinhart to Condors

Oilers assign Griffin Reinhart to AHL Bakersfield.He had a very poor camp. Still very much a debate whether he’ll be an NHL player. — Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) October 7, 2016 The latest roster move has come to fruition as D Griffin Reinhart has been assigned to the Bakersfield Condors. 

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Report: Oilers to trade Yakupov to Chicago?

Hearing that the Blackhawks are making a deal for Yakupov per sources. Not sure who is going back to Edmonton or if money is being retained — Chief (@BarstoolChief) October 6, 2016 According to Barstool Sports, the Oilers could be moving Nail Yakupov to the Chicago Blackhawks. 

Pearson to have a hearing for Davidson hit

Los Angeles’ Tanner Pearson will have a hearing for an illegal check to the head on Edmonton’s Brandon Davidson. Date and time TBD. — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) October 3, 2016 The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Monday that Tanner Pearson will have a hearing for his illegal check to the head of Oilers defenseman Brandon Davidson.

Who is going to play up the middle?

Entering preseason, I think biggest decisions are 3rd line centre and 2nd & 3rd line RW. My hunch is that both RNH/Draisaitl start in top 6. — Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) September 26, 2016 Yesterday, Oilers play-by-play voice Jack Michaels put out an interesting thought looking at the Oilers roster makeup. Does it make sense?

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Oilers Announce Rookie Camp Rosters + World Cup Viewing

For those asking. Jesse Puljujarvi, who did not skate in the Oilers Summer Orientation Camp, will play at Penticton Youngstars Tournament — Bob Stauffer (@Bob_Stauffer) September 13, 2016 After being drafted fourth overall by the Oilers, in this springs’ NHL Entry Draft, Jesse Puljujarvi didn’t skate in the team’s summer orientation camp due to a…

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Oilers closing in on PTO with Kris Versteeg

Hearing Kris Versteeg is closing in on PTO with Edmonton. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) September 9, 2016 According to TSN insider, Darren Dreger, the Oilers are closing in on a professional tryout for veteran right-winger Kris Versteeg.

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What would you do with $2.5 million?

Embed from Getty Images This season, the Oilers enter the season with just over $8 million in salary cap space, with $5.475 million of that being held as a bonus cushion thus leaving Peter Chiarelli and co. with $2.486 million to work with. What would you do with two and a half mil?

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Oilers Set to Name a New Captain

Credit: Chris Austin – USA Today Sports Dating back to the Oilers inaugural season in 1972, and including Ryan Smyth’s one game as captain, the Oilers have had 18 captains in their franchise’s history. With training camp kicking off on September 22nd, the Oilers appear set to name the team’s 19th captain.