Oilers May End up in Another 'Puljujarvi' Situation With This Player

Published May 26, 2023 at 1:31 PM
The Edmonton Oilers forward, Kailer Yamamoto, may find himself in a situation similar to Jesse Puljujarvi during this off-season. The Oilers are facing challenges with their salary cap, and Yamamoto's three injuries last season, coupled with his lack of playoff production, have made him a potential trade piece for the team. However, just like Puljujarvi, who had a $3 million cap hit, the Oilers will likely need to include a sweetener to entice another team to take him off their hands.

According to Frank Seravalli, a late-round pick could be a possible asset to attach if the Oilers want to move on from Yamamoto. This scenario is reminiscent of the trade involving Cody Ceci, where a similar compensation could be expected.

While Yamamoto has shown promise in his young career, the Oilers may need to make some tough decisions to address their cap constraints and optimize their roster for the upcoming season.

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