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Oilers Sign Alex Chaisson to Professional Tryout

Camp filler

Washington Capitals v Ottawa Senators Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images

The Oilers have added a player to their training camp roster.

Alex Chaisson joins Jason Garrison and Scottie Upshall as players on professional tryouts this year.

Chaisson put up 18 points in 61 games with the Capitals last year and another 2 points in the playoffs to help win the Stanley Cup. He’s a right wing, so he might have a bit of a chance if FearOfRushing prevents the far superior Kailer Yamamoto from making the team. In reality, this is probably just camp filler. The roster looks pretty full already, and I don’t see him as a needle mover. On the other hand, if this convinces someone to sign him and waive Drake Caggiula, that would be cool.

Let’s see how he looks. Camp starts in a few days.