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BLOG: Oilers sign Kassian

The Oilers have signed Zack Kassian to a three-year contract extension

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

The Oilers have signed winger Zack Kassian to a three-year contract extension.

Video: TRUE BLUE | Zack Kassian

Kassian, 26, was acquired by the Oilers in a trade with Montreal on December 28, 2015. Since that trade, Kassian has played in 115 regular season games for the Oilers, scoring 10 goals and adding 22 assists, while logging 215 penalty minutes. In 13 playoff games during the Oilers recent run, Kassian potted three goals.

The right-winger gained additional popularity in the post-season with his impactful physical play and timely goals against the San Jose Sharks in the first round. His three goals this year were his first of his playoff career.

Kassian is a veteran of 313 career games in the NHL - playing for the Oilers, Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks. He has also logged 21 games in the playoffs. He has 45 career regular season goals and 98 points.

Kassian was a pending restricted free agent.

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PRESS RELEASE: Oilers sign Russell

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Kris Russell to a four-year contract extension.

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Kris Russell to a four-year contract extension. 

Russell, 30, appeared in 68 games with the Oilers last season, posting 13 points (1G, 12A) and 23 penalty minutes. He led the NHL with 213 blocked shots and also recorded 67 hits. Russell also averaged 21:13 minutes of ice time per game, ranking third on the team.

BLOG: RUSSELL COMMENTS ON THE SIGNING

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Oilers acquire Strome

The Oilers have acquired Ryan Strome in a trade with the Islanders, in exchange for Jordan Eberle

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

The Edmonton Oilers have traded Jordan Eberle to the New York Islanders, in exchange for forward Ryan Strome. 

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: The #Oilers have acquired forward Ryan Strome from the @NYIslanders in exchange for forward Jordan Eberle.

Strome, 23, was the fifth-overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft. The forward has split time between the Islanders and their AHL farm team, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He has played in 258 NHL games, potting 45 goals and adding 81 assists for 126 points.

In 15 career playoff games for the Islanders, Strome has three goals and five assists.

Strome played his junior hockey in the OHL for the Niagra IceDogs. The Mississauga, ON native's brother Dylan Strome was selected third overall in 2015 by the Arizona Coyotes. His other brother Matthew is expected to be taken in one of the first few rounds of this year's draft, which takes place Friday and Saturday in Chicago.

Eberle finishes his Oilers career having played 507 games, scored 165 goals and 217 assists.

Stay tuned for more information, including quotes from Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli this afternoon.

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PRESS RELEASE: Oilers acquire Ryan Strome

by Press Release / Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired forward Ryan Strome from the New York Islanders, in exchange for forward Jordan Eberle.

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BLOG: Oilers sign Pakarinen

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

The Oilers have signed pending RFA Iiro Pakarinen to a one-year contract extension, the club announced.

Pakarinen was a seventh-round pick of the Florida Panthers in the 2011 NHL Draft. He has played for the Oilers since the 2014-15 season, splitting time between the AHL and NHL.

In 94 career NHL games, Pakarinen has eight goals and 12 assists. He finished the 2016-17 season with two goals and two assists in 14 games.

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Oilers assign Lagesson to Djurgarden

The Oilers have assigned defenceman William Lagesson to Djurgarden IF of the Swedish Hockey League for the 2017-18 season

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have assigned defenceman William Lagesson to Djurgarden IF of the Swedish Hockey League for the 2017-18 season.

Lagesson signed a three-year entry level contract with the Oilers on April 7th.

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Oilers recall four

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers announced they have recalled the following four players from the American Hockey League's (AHL) Bakersfield Condors.

D - Mark Fayne

F - Joey Laleggia

F - Anton Lander

D - Jordan Oesterle

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Puljujarvi loaned to Finland's National Team

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have announced forward Jesse Puljujarvi has been loaned to Finland's National Team for the upcoming World Hockey Championship.

Edmonton is able to recall Puljujarvi at any time during the assignment. Puljujarvi, 18, is in his first season with the Oilers organization, after being selected fourth overall in the 2016 NHL Draft. The 6'4", 215-pound forward appeared in 28 games with the Oilers, registering eight points (1G, 7A) and 10 penalty minutes. In 39 games with the American Hockey League's (AHL) Bakersfield Condors, he recorded 28 points (12G, 16A) and 10 penalty minutes.

Puljujarvi has represented Finland internationally in 79 games at the junior and under-18 levels, including winning gold medals at both the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championship and the 2016 Under-18 World Hockey Championship.

Puljujarvi was named Most Valuable Player at the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championship. The World Hockey Championship will mark his international debut for Finland at the senior men's level.

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Ellis recalled from Bakersfield

The Oilers have recalled goaltender Nick Ellis from the American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled goaltender Nick Ellis from the American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors (AHL).

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Reinhart recalled from Bakersfield

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled defenceman Griffin Reinhart from American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors (AHL).

Reinhart, 23, has 21 points (7G, 14A) with Bakersfield this season, with two game-winning goals. The 6'4", 212-pound blueliner has appeared in 37 NHL games, with two assists.

In 2015-16, he played in 29 games for Edmonton. He also appeared in one playoff game with the New York Islanders in 2015.

The native of North Vancouver, British Columbia, played for Canada at two World Junior Hockey Championships (2013, 2014) and captained the WHL's Edmonton Oil Kings to a Memorial Cup in 2014.

Reinhart was acquired by the Oilers in a trade with the Islanders on June 26, 2015.

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