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The Oilers Are Down To 24 – Just One Move Left

October 4, 2010 Leave a comment

News of the Oilers more cuts from training camp was released this morning. The group that just missed the cut included Belle, Giroux, O’Marra, Omark, Ondrus, Petiot, Reddox, and Vande Velde. By placing Jacques on the IR the Oilers will be down to a 24 man roster. The final decision will be to assign Souray to the AHL or keep him here until a trade can be made and send one of Deslauriers or Dubnyk down instead.

My gut says that the Oiler will send Deslauriers down and keep Souray around (in name only) for now and keep working on a deal. If they assign him they are all but accepting that they will have to take on half of Souray’s contract for the next two years. Despite all the evidence to the contrary it seems like Tambellini still believes there is a market for Souray. The only downside to this course of action would be if a team made a waiver claim on Deslauriers. Or Dubnyk if that’s the case. I almost can’t imagine a team claiming either one but stranger things have happened. Read more…