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The Oilers have agreed to terms with two of the team's restricted free agents.

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

You can cross a couple of names off the Oilers list of restricted free agents; Andrew Miller and Brad Hunt will be back with the organization for another season, after which they will be able to take their talents elsewhere as unrestricted free agents.

Both Miller and Hunt spent the majority of last season playing in the AHL with the Barons, Miller lead the team in scoring with 27 goals and 33 assists, while Hunt's 51 points was more than double the point total of the Barons' next highest defender. And perhaps not surprisingly, their strong play on the farm was enough for each to get a few games in with the big club as well. Hunt dressed for the OIlers in 11 games, Miller nine. The results weren't great when either was in the lineup for the Oilers, but did manage to record his first NHL goal this past season.

For the upcoming season, seeing a lot of either in an Oilers probably wouldn't be considered ideal. Miller showed some promise in his late season appearances, not so much that I'd be excited to see him as part of an opening night roster though. Where Miller showed some promise, Hunt really struggled; although it should be pointed out that he was playing way too far up the lineup which certainly didn't help matters any. In all likelihood both will spend the majority of the season in the AHL, with the Bakersfield Condors this time, and perhaps will get called up to play a handful of games with the Oilers once again.