EDMONTON -- With the NHL Trade Deadline approaching and the rumor mill swirling, there was uneasiness in both the Edmonton Oilers and Ottawa Senators dressing room Tuesday morning.
The Oilers executed a couple of trades following their morning skate, acquiring goaltender Viktor Fasth from the Anaheim Ducks, and then sending Ilya Bryzgalov to the Minnesota Wild.
The Oilers announced University of Alberta Golden Bears goalie Kurtis Mucha will dress as the backup. The Sherwood Park, Alberta native is doing his second tour of duty with an NHL team, after he filled in for the Boston Bruins during their practice in Edmonton earlier this season.
Earlier in the day, the Oilers also waived defenseman Corey Potter.
With the team out of the playoff race, other chips are expected to fall prior to the deadline Wednesday.
"You just have to go about your business," Oilers center Sam Gagner said. "I think for me, I feel like I can make improvements and that's what I'm focusing on right now.