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BLOG: Hamilton and Larsen moves salary cap motivated

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

Head Coach Dallas Eakins addressed the move to place forward Ryan Hamilton and defenceman Philip Larsen on waivers this morning. It was more of a salary cap move than a hockey move according to the bench boss.

"Well, the guys that are on waivers… those are tough conversations today because both of those young men played well in camp," said Eakins. "But we are in a salary cap world and that's the world we live in. It's about saving cap space and that's the way we've got to go about it. As an organization we want depth so we selfishly hope they clear and as soon as I say it, I hope someone pick them up because they're NHL players."

The Oilers then claimed forward Luke Gazdic off of waivers from the Dallas Stars.

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