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Oilers waive D Sheldon Souray, G Martin Gerber @NHL

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - The Edmonton Oilers have waived defenseman Sheldon Souray and goalie Martin Gerber.

If none of the other 29 teams put in a claim for either player by Friday at noon EDT, the Oilers can send the veterans to Oklahoma City of the AHL. They could also put them on re-entry waivers, where any team putting in a claim would only be responsible for half of the salary - with Edmonton paying the rest.

Souray has two years remaining a contract that pays him $5.4 million annually, and Gerber is on a one-year deal signed this summer under which he will earn $500,000 if he's in the NHL or $200,000 in the AHL.

Also, the Oilers assigned forward Colin McDonald and defensemen Taylor Chorney, Jeff Petry and Alex Plante to Oklahoma City.

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