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The Oilers signed Filip Berglund to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Berglund was picked in the third-round (No.91 overall) in the 2016 draft and finally signed his ELC after spending the last four seasons in the Swedish Elite League. The 22-year-old defenseman finished the 2019-20 campaign with career-bests in goals (5), assists (15) and points (20) in 52 games with Skelleftea AIK.

Source: Edmonton Oilers 05/4/20, 10:11 am EST

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The Oilers have signed Markus Niemelainen to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Edmonton selected Niemelainen in the third-round (No.63 overall) in 2016. The 6-foot-5, 205 lbs. defenseman has been back in Finland for the last three years after spending two seasons with Saginaw Spirit of the OHL. In 2019-20, the 21-year-old had seven points (1G / 6A) and 42 PIMS in 55 games with Assat of the Finnish Elite League.

Source: Edmonton Oilers 05/4/20, 9:48 am EST

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The Oilers have signed Gaetan Haas to a one-year contract extension worth $915K.

Haas was an undrafted free agent from Switzerland, who came to North America for the 2019-20 campaign. The 28-year-old spent most of the season in the NHL, where he had five goals and five assists (10 points) in 58 games with the Oilers. He's projected to be a part of Edmonton's bottom-6 in 2021 after signing a one-year extension on Tuesday.

Source: Edmonton Oilers 04/29/20, 6:42 pm EST

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Smith will start Wednesday vs. the Jets.

Smith was pulled after allowing four goals on 21 shots in the Oilers loss in Chicago last Thursday. Mikko Koskinen has been simply outstanding in his last two starts but the Oilers will give him a breather after stopping a combined 90 of 94 shots (.962 SV%) in the last four days. As for Smith, he has gone 4-2-2 with a 2.88 GAA and .907 SV% in his last eight starts.

Source: Scott Billeck 03/11/20, 1:58 pm EST

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McDavid (illness) will return to the Oilers lineup on Wednesday.

McDavid was listed as a game-time decision for Monday's game but ended up getting scratched. He missed yesterday's practice but was back on the ice for Wednesday's morning skate and will play vs. the Jets. Since January 1st, McDavid is second in points-per-game, with 32 points (11G / 21A) in 21 games (1.52 P/gm).

Source: Jack Michaels 03/11/20, 1:11 pm EST

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Koskinen will start against the Golden Knights on Monday.

Koskinen stopped 45 of 46 shots in the Oilers win over the Blue Jackets on Sunday. It was another outstanding performance from Koskinen, who has stopped 97 of the last 99 shots (.980 SV%) that he has faced. Tonight he'll face the Golden Knights for the second time in the last two weeks--he allowed three goals on 33 shots in a 3-0 loss in Vegas on February 26th.

Source: Bob Stauffer 03/9/20, 6:16 pm EST

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Koskinen will start Saturday vs. the Blue Jackets.

Koskinen stopped all 10 shots that he faced after replacing Mike Smith in the Oilers loss in Chicago on Thursday. Koskinen has been excellent to start March, winning his first start and stopping 52 of the first 53 shots (.981 SV%) that he's faced. Tonight he'll face a Blue Jackets team that is 2-5-6 while scoring just 2.38 goals per game in their last 13 games.

Source: @EdmontonOilers 03/7/20, 4:23 pm EST

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Koskinen is expected to start Saturday vs. the Blue Jackets.

Koskinen stopped all 10 shots that he faced after replacing Mike Smith in the Oilers loss in Chicago on Thursday. Koskinen has been excellent to start March, winning his first start and stopping 52 of the first 53 shots (.981 SV%) that he's faced. Tonight he'll face a Blue Jackets team that is 2-5-6 while scoring just 2.38 goals per game in their last 13 games.

Source: Ryan Rishaug 03/7/20, 4:23 pm EST

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Smith will start Thursday in Chicago.

Smith stopped 27 of 30 shots in the Oilers win in Nashville on Monday. Smith has won two in a row and is on a six-game point streak (4-0-2) while posting a 2.62 GAA and .911 SV%. He gets set to face a Chicago team that is 4-2-0 while scoring 3.67 goals per game in their last six games.

Source: Jack Michaels 03/5/20, 7:57 pm EST

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Neal (ankle) will return to the Oilers lineup on Tuesday.

Neal has been out since January 29th with an ankle injury but will play tonight in Dallas. There's no word on how the lines will shake out but it seems highly likely that Neal will skate on the top line with Connor McDavid. Neal has 19 goals and 10 assists (29 points) in 50 games this season.

Source: Jack Michaels 03/3/20, 1:17 pm EST

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Koskinen will start Tuesday in Dallas.

Koskinen allowed three goals on 33 shots in the Oilers loss in Vegas last Wednesday. Koskinen has struggled recently, losing four of his last five games (1-4-0) while posting a 3.23 GAA and .901 SV%. He's gone 1-0-1 while allowing six goals on 71 shots (.915 SV%) in his first two starts vs. the Stars in 2020.

Source: Jason Gregor 03/3/20, 2:24 pm EST

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Smith will start Monday in Nashville.

Smith allowed two goals on 41 shots in the Oilers win over the Jets on Saturday. It was a strong finish to February for Smith, who was 6-1-2 with a 2.63 GAA and .916 SV% in the month. Tonight he faces the Predators for the third time this season. He was terrific in the first two meetings, going 2-0-0 while stopping 57 of the 61 shots (.934 SV%) that he faced.

Source: Mark Spector 03/2/20, 1:26 pm EST

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