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Oilers centre Ryan Strome said part of his off-season training includes working with a vision specialist

by Paul Gazzola /

EDMONTON, AB - Ryan Strome is making efforts to improve his on-ice vision this off-season.

"I've actually started doing a little bit of vision training," Strome, who signed a two-year contract with the Oilers last week, said on 630 CHED's Oilers Now Monday. "I've always kind of had an eye that doesn't see as well as the other, so I've tried a different approach. 

"I'm seeing a specialist in Toronto to try and make my eyes work together."

Strome, 24, notched 13 goals and 34 points in 82 outings in the 2017-18 season. The pivot found his fit with the Oilers late in the campaign, cementing himself as the club's third-line centre while also becoming a tool on special teams.

"Theoretically the idea is to instead of kind of be guessing where the puck could be by your vision not being up to par," Strome said. 

"Hopefully it can make things a little bit easier and your instincts can take over and your brain knows what you're doing."

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