Benoit Pouliot News
The Sabres have signed Benoit Pouliot for one-year at $1.15M.
Pouliot had 33 goals and 37 assists (70 points) in 113 games in his first two seasons in Edmonton, but struggled a year ago leading to a buyout. The 30-year-old winger goes from being overpaid to potentially one of the best value contracts in 2017-18 free agency. Pouliot will likely play on the second or third line behind Evander Kane and is capable of posting a 20-20 season if he can stay healthy.
The Oilers have placed Benoit Pouliot on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout.
After posting 34 and 36 points during injury riddled seasons in his first two years in Edmonton, Pouliot struggled mightily in 2016-17, recording just eight goals and six assists (14 points) in 67 games. Pouliot was entering the fourth year of a five-year contract that carried a $4.0M cap-hit. His buyout will save the Oilers $2.66M against the cap this season.
Pouliot will be a healthy scratch for the second straight game.
Pouliot will be a healthy scratch for the second straight game. Drake Caggiula returned on Saturday and will remain in the lineup while Pouliot watches from the press box.
Pouliot will be a healthy scratch on Saturday.
Pouliot has just three goals and one assist in 18 game this season and is currently on a 11-game pointless streak. Pouliot will be replace by Drake Caggiula, who will be making his NHL debut after missing the first 18 games with a hip injury.
Pouliot (shoulder) is out long-term with a shoulder injury.
Pouliot suffered a shoulder on Sunday and could miss the remainder of the regular season. With Pouliot out, Nail Yakupov is expected to move into the top-6 on Connor McDavid’s line.
Pouliot (lower-body) is expected to return to the Oilers lineup on Saturday.
Pouliot (lower-body) will not play on Wednesday.
Pouliot was not on the ice for the Oilers’ morning skate and will be held out of the lineup on Wednesday with the Bruins in town. With Pouliot out, Ilro Pakarainen will get a look on the second line with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Teddy Purcell. Pouliot is listed as day-to-day.
Pouliot (illness) is not expected to play on Thursday.
Pouliot will be held out of the lineup because of an illness and will be replaced by Anton Slepyshev. He is listed as day-to-day.
Pouliot (illness) will be a game-time decision on Sunday.
Pouliot missed Sunday’s game against the Hurricanes with an illness and will be a game-time decision tonight vs. the Red Wings. At least tonight the Oilers will get Anton Lander back, so they will not have to go with seven defenseman.
Pouliot (illness) will not play vs. Carolina.
Pouliot will be held out of this afternoon’s contest vs. Carolina because of an illness. The Oilers do not have an extra forward, so Keith Aulie will dress as a seventh defenseman .
Pouliot (foot) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
The Oilers take on the Senators at 2 pm ET, so there obviously will be no morning skate. Monitor Pouliot’s status during pre-game warmups at 1:30 pm ET.