This Forward is Making it difficult for the Oilers to cut him

Published October 5, 2023 at 5:57 PM

The Edmonton Oilers signed Lane Pederson to a two-year, $775k AAV league minimum contract this summer.

His ability to provide meaningful depth has not only been demonstrated on the ice, but he has taken the league minimum in order to prove it to Ken Holland.

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Last night, Pederson was fighting for a spot on the roster against the Calgary Flames during a preseason Battle of Alberta.

After scoring a goal against the Flames, he would continue to prove to Jay Woodcroft and company that he should not be cut from the roster.

It was Pederson's breakaway goal that showed he wasn't going down without a fight.

As a Columbus Blue Jacket, Pederson would play only 16 games and score 3 points. Pederson suffered an injury and was unable to return to the Blue Jackets lineup. He then joined the Chicago Wolves before joining the Abbotsford Canucks in the AHL. In 18 games, he scored 17 goals and 7 assists for 24 points with the Canucks affiliate.

He seems to be taking advantage of his opportunity in Edmonton, but will Woodcroft and Holland appreciate his efforts?
October 5   |   55 answers
This Forward is Making it difficult for the Oilers to cut him

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