BREAKING NEWS: Jay Woodcroft Confirms a BIG Roster Move is Happening

Published February 16, 2023 at 1:56 PM
BY SKY
     
The Edmonton Oilers are in need to clear $1.3 million in cap space to activate forward Yamamoto, whether that is by waiving or trading a player. Today, the Oilers have not placed a forward on waivers, leaving many in question as to if a trade is taking place. Jim Matheson, a long-time writer and reporter for the Edmonton Oilers would reveal that Jesse Puljujarvi is not on the ice for practice, and is also not on waivers.

Meaning a trade is likely about to be finalized... but, we've been told a trade is near for several months now. Will Ken Holland finally act? Or will he continue working in snail mode until the NHL trade deadline...

Jay Woodcroft just confirmed that Yamamoto will indeed be in the playoffs tomorrow, meaning a trade will take place or a forward will be placed on waivers.

"He's ready and he'll play tomorrow"
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Jay Woodcroft. A roster move will be made to get Kailer Yamamoto back in the lineup.



Or, a ridiculous move could happen, which would leave many fans unhappy. Due to Ken Holland's cap issue, if the Oilers don't make a trade or place a player on waivers they may look at one of the Oilers defensemen's be placed on waivers, such as Brober, Desharnais or forward Dylan Holloway to make move for Yamamoto.

If there is no trade, expect to see non-waiver players such as Broberg, Desharnais, or Holloway sent down to make room for Yamo. There just has to be a trade happening, it would be stupid to send any of these guys down right now.

Take a look at Jay Woodcroft's morning interview, when asked why Jesse Puljujarvi was not on the ice, Woodcroft has a smile. A smile that seemed as if he couldn't say anything yet, take a look for yourself:


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