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Scottie Upshall fails medical with knee injury

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. 

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Oilers add Alex Chiasson on a PTO

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.

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The Roundup

Flames love a good PTO; Oilers potential sleeper; which Leaf will Babcock overuse this season; do analytics always have to be so negative; Canucks draft busts and trading for William Nylander; donair reviews, fantasy hockey rankings and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Dailyfaceoff.

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The Roundup

Flames blueline overhaul has begun; has the plan been executed in Edmonton; Canucks kicking tires on Karlsson; Zetterberg missing at least start of season; what the Leafs can realistically do this year; every teams third line center, prospect rankings and more in this week’s Nation Roundup.

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Oilers add Jason Garrison on PTO

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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On Merit

There have been plenty of hires of people with questionable credentials by NHL teams over the years. As fans of the Edmonton Oilers will certainly testify, more than a few of those have been made right here – fill in the name and position at your leisure — in this NHL outpost.

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The Roundup

Ty Rattie has the chance of a lifetime in Edmonton; what if Mitch Marner was offersheeted; the Blake Wheeler conundrum in Winnipeg; analyzing the Flames prospect pool; Brock Boeser, Joe Murphy, one defensemen on the penalty kill and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Dailyfaceoff.

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Brandon Davidson declines PTO from Oilers

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…