Edmonton Oilers place defenceman William Lagesson on waivers

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Zach Laing
1 year ago
The Edmonton Oilers placed defenceman William Lagesson on waivers Tuesday.
The 25-year-old has appeared in 10 games with the Oilers this year scoring two assists. His last game came on Saturday against the Senators, where he notched one assist but was on the ice alongside defensive partner Evan Bouchard for three goals against in a third-period collapse.
If he clears waivers, he would rejoin the Bakersfield Condors where he would be relied upon in a high-minute role.
In early December his agent, Allen Walsh, put Oilers head coach Dave Tippett on blast after the rearguard was a late scratch.
“It’s the kind of disrespect from a coach that destroys teams,” Walsh said. “William Lagesson has done everything asked of him by the organization.
“Players get scratched and have no issues with that. All we ask is to be treated with respect and Dave Tippett has shown he doesn’t care to do that with his players.”
The late scratch came as the club had activated Darnell Nurse off injured reserve earlier in the day.

Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at zach@oilersnation.com.

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