Afternoon, Oilers fans!
This just in, from the Edmonton Oilers official Twitter account:
You might be like me and paying attention to something else today, and find yourself wondering — why?! Well, our friends over at PuckPedia have the straight dope:
As expected, #Oilers basically could not maximize their LTIR pool w/ Turris on the active roster. Quite possible he's recalled after the initial LTIR pool is set & all of Klefbom, Stalock & Archibald are subsequently on LTIR.https://t.co/onpGRVRTMN https://t.co/Athf0PTtxC— PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) October 10, 2021
My guess is both Kyle Turris and William Lagesson clear waivers, especially with some better players on waivers:
I suppose it’s possible that either of Turris or Lagesson gets claimed — stranger things have happened, after all — but I’d be at least somewhat surprised, and losing either doesn’t represent a ton of risk to Edmonton. Frankly, if some team took Kyle Turris? Great.
Meanwhile, Stuart Skinner put up solid-if-unspectacular results in limited pre-season work, sporting a shiny 0.920% after a tidy exhibition campaign. As PuckPedia noted above, it’s very possible Skinner gets brought back once Alex Stalock — who will miss the entire year — gets put on LTIR. Stay tuned.
Edmonton opens their 2021-22 campaign against Vancouver on Wednesday night. LFG.