According to numerous media reports, the Edmonton Oilers
have placed defenseman Sheldon Souray
and goaltender Martin Gerber
Souray had just 13 points in 37 games last season due to a serious hand injury, but his relationship with the Oilers' front office deteriorated to the point of him asking for a trade when the season ended. When that didn't happen over the summer, GM Steve Tambellini told Souray to stay away from training camp.
Gerber had signed Aug. 6 due to uncertainty surrounding Nikolai Khabibulin
and his recovery from back surgery. However, Khabibulin played all 60 minutes Sunday against Vancouver, allowing two goals on 28 shots. The team also has young goalies Devan Dubnyk
and Jeff Deslauriers
In two preseason games, Gerber stopped a total of 33 of 34 shots in 64 minutes of action.