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BREAKING: The Edmonton Oilers Send a Defensemen Packing and It's Great News

Published October 13, 2023 at 12:43
BY SKY

Oilers Waive Defenceman Markus Niemelainen

Edmonton Oilers have placed defenceman Markus Niemelainen on NHL waivers, allowing his potential assignment to the AHL's Bakersfield Condors.

Chris Johnston of TSN reported the move: "Placed on NHL waivers today: Markus Niemelainen (EDM)."

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This means Mattias Ekholm, who has been missing and Niemelainen has been replacing, is ready to return to action for tomorrow's game as the Oilers get a second shot at the Canucks.


Niemelainen, 25, featured in 23 NHL games last season without recording points but had a more productive stint with the Bakersfield Condors, tallying seven points (two goals, five assists) and a plus-four rating in 30 games.

Other NHL teams have until 2 p.m. ET on Saturday to claim Niemelainen, with the Anaheim Ducks holding the first right of refusal. This move raises questions about his future role within the Oilers' organization.
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