It was the news we’ve been waiting for all summer long, but word has finally broken that the Oilers have signed Darnell Nurse to a two-year, $3.2 million contract.
According to Sportsnet’s Mark Spector, Scottie Upshall failed his medical with the Oilers today as a result of a knee injury. Spector further explained that while failing the medical does not necessarily negate Upshall’s PTO, it does certainly put his opportunity with the Oilers in serious jeopardy.
The Oilers have dipped into the former Stanley Cup Champion well yet again, adding Alex Chiasson to the fold on a professional tryout contract. Chiasson, along with recently-signed defenceman Jakub Jerabek, was a member of the Washington Capitals Cup winning team this spring.
We’re days away from training camp and Darnell Nurse does not have a contract yet. No big deal, right? Wrong!
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Training camp is right around the corner and the Oilers and restricted free agent Darnell Nurse still haven’t reached an agreement on a new contract. According to the young defender, he won’t be attending training camp without a contract.
Michael Kesselring, the Edmonton Oilers sixth round pick from the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, has committed to play hockey at Northeastern University in Boston.
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The Edmonton Oilers are continuing their pursuit of an Andrej Sekera replacement. The team announced today that they’ve signed veteran defender Jason Garrison to a professional tryout offer to attend training camp.
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It appears the Edmonton Oilers were interested in giving Brandon Davidson a chance at Round Three, but they weren’t interested enough to offer him a contract. According to Reid Wilkins of 630 CHED, the Oilers offered the two-time former Oiler a professional tryout contract, but Davidson declined because he’s close to getting an NHL contract with…