NHL: The Oilers are in the market for a defenseman, according to Pierre LeBrun

The standings are getting complicated for the Edmonton Oilers, and the team’s general manager, Ken Holland, seems poised to shift into higher gear to add an element to his lineup.

During his segment at Hockey 360our employee for the athletePierre LeBrun, hinted that the Oilers’ GM was aggressive in the market to get reinforcements on the blue line.

At the moment he would be trying to find out the prices for various defenders who are expected to change addresses by the March 3 transaction deadline. Of that group, LeBrun notes that defensemen Joel Edmundson (Canadian), Jakob Chychrun (Coyotes), and Matt Dumba (Wild) could be targets for the Oilers. However, LeBrun points out that the required rate of return is currently too high for any of these three players.

The Oilers are fifth in the Pacific Division with 45 points in 42 games. They have lost four of their last five games.

Another defenseman who is attracting interest across the NHL is Erik Karlsson of the San Jose Sharks. LeBrun states that in his case, it’s the remaining four years of his $11.5 million contract that’s holding back certain formations.

According to the informant of the athlete, we’ll have to see how much of Karlsson’s salary the Sharks are willing to keep in a potential trade. The defender also has a say in his next assignment with a clause in his contract.

Karlsson leads defensemen in the NHL this season with 54 points in 41 games.

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