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Oilers send Jerabek to St. Louis

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As per the team’s twitter, the Edmonton Oilers have sent 2018 free agency acquisition D Jakub Jerabek to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a conditional 2020 sixth round pick:

The pick will turn into a fifth rounder if Jerabek suits up for 50 or more regular season games in this season for the Blues:

Jerabek, who won a cup with the Capitals this spring, was signed this summer to bolster the depth of an already-thin blueline after the loss of Andrej Sekera to injury. Unfortunately, Jerabek saw his game evade him and opportunity elude him as preseason wore on, though he did show better in his last game against the Flames. His 0-0-0, +2 in 5GP wasn’t enough for the Oilers, however, so they’ve moved on in short order. Relatively impressive performances by Ethan Bear and Evan Bouchard didn’t help his cause, and the Oilers have decided that Jason Garrison has provided more of what they’re looking for so far through September.

It has to be said that, if the team doesn’t believe in the player, they’ve done well to get a pick back for effectively nothing. What could turn this deal somewhat sour, is if Jerabek goes on to outplay whoever the Oilers decided to keep instead by some margin. That would suck.