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Oilers Cut Two More, Roster Now At 43

One to St. John, one to Bakersfield

Saint John Sea Dogs v Gatineau Olympiques
Ostap Safin is headed back to St. John
Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images

Two more players have been cut from main camp. These cuts came a rollin’ in after Edmonton’s 4-2 win over Vancouver late last night.

  • Six-foot-five Ostap Safin is headed back to St. John. Safin played just under nine minutes in Tuesday’s 4-2 victory over the Canucks. Edmonton’s fourth round selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft will look to lead the Sea Dogs in scoring for the second consecutive year in 2018-19.
  • Winger Nolan Vesey was a healthy scratch in last night’s game, and was sent to Bakersfield afterwards. Vesey was acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs for basically peanuts (a conditional seventh round pick in 2020). Originally a sixth round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2014, Vesey finished fourth in scoring at the University of Maine last season (11-14-25 in 37 GP). Vesey signed a two year ELC with the Oilers shortly after being traded in June.

The Oilers training camp roster sits now at 43, still quite a ways from the 23 player roster that will suit up against the Devils on October 6th.

The Oilers are home tomorrow night to take on the Winnipeg Jets.