Right when everyone thought they could go to bed, our buddy Bob McKenzie starts tweeting about a trade that’s imminent and others that are on the horizon. They all surround the bucket of fun that is the Edmonton Oilers.
Let’s tackle the trade that will likely be finalized in the morning.
Oilers netminder Anders Nilsson was supposed to get the start against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. Instead, Cam Talbot took the net. That raised some eyebrows.
Towards the end of the game, news rolled in that Nilsson would be (or had been) traded to the St. Louis Blues. The Blues are in desperate need of a goaltender as Brian Elliott is out for a month and Jake Allen needs some insurance. In exchange, the Blues will send back a mid-round pick (either fourth or fifth) to the Oilers.
The other info McKenzie released was related to Teddy Purcell and Justin Schultz. Per McKenzie, the Kings were interested in Schultz and Purcell. Florida was kicking the tires on Purcell, too.
Both players were held off the ice in Anaheim, as they had been in Los Angeles the night before, in case of a trade. No deal was completed by the end of the game, so both players are heading back to Edmonton with the team. Surely that’s not an awkward flight at all.
McKenzie was clear, both Purcell and Schultz are expected to be former-Edmonton Oilers by the time the trade deadline rolls around on Monday afternoon.
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