The Edmonton Oilers are looking to fill a specific piece to their lineup in hopes of a long playoff run this year.
TSN’s Frank Seravalli reports the Oilers have their eye on a very specific piece at a very specific price. That’s a right shot centre who can take faceoffs, and win them on the penalty kill where they’ve struggled this year.
Glendening leads the league in faceoff percentage this season, can also kill penalties and has a cheap cap hit. He has a cap hit of $1.8 million. The Detroit Red Wings veteran has three goals and nine points in 32 games this season.
The Oilers have traded their second, third and fifth-round picks, so they’d like to make a trade for a centre for a fourth-round pick if they can. We’ll see what kind of magic Ken Holland has up his sleeve.