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The Oilers have signed Kyle Brodziak to a two-year contract worth $2.3M ($1.15M AAV).

Brodziak, who was born in nearby St. Paul, Alberta returns to Edmonton, where he played from 2006 to 2009. The 34-year-old showed he still has some left in the tank last year, posting 33 points (10G / 23A) in 81 games with the Blues. He is a defensively-sound, hard-working centre who will play on the Oilers’ fourth line and help their penalty kill.

Source: Darren Dreger 07/2/18, 7:02 pm EST

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The Oilers select Evan Bouchard with the No.10 overall pick.

Bouchard has good size (6-foot-2, 192 lbs.) and fantastic mobility. The London Knights captain led all OHL defenseman in points (87) and assists (62) while finishing second in goals (25). There are some questions about his defensive game, but overall he is a well-rounded defenseman with high-end offensive skills.

Source: Mike Heika 06/22/18, 8:44 pm EST

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The Oilers signed Matt Benning to a two-year extension worth $3.8M ($1.9M AAV).

Benning is coming off of the best season of his young career, having scored is goals with 15 assists (21 points) in 73 games. The 24-year-old posted one of the best CorsiFor% (51.2) ratings among Oilers’ defensemen and graded out as the No.47 right-handed defenseman in the NHL according to Corsica Player Rankings—not bad for a third-pairing D-man.

Source: Jim Matheson 06/20/18, 9:12 am EST

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The Oilers have signed Drake Caggiula to a two-year extension.

The Oilers had high hopes for Caggiula after signing him out of the University of North Dakota, where he scored 62 goals and 65 assists (127 points) in 162 games. Since then, the 23-year-old has scored just 20 goals with 18 assists (38 points) in 127 games with Edmonton. He’ll return to the Oilers where he figures to stat the 2018-19 season on the third line.

Source: Chris Johnston 06/14/18, 5:00 pm EST

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Talbot will start Monday in Minnesota.

Talbot was pulled after he allowed three goals on seven shots in Calgary on Saturday. Talbot has lost four in a row, but is 3-3-1 with a 3.86 GAA and .884 SV% in his previous seven starts—tonight he makes his eighth consecutive start. He is 2-0-0 with a 1.50 GAA and .953 SV% in two starts vs. the Wild this season.

Source: Jessi Pierce 04/2/18, 7:44 pm EST

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Talbot will start Thursday in Ottawa.

Talbot allowed three goals on 33 shots in the Oilers win in Carolina on Tuesday. Talbot has won five of his last six starts while allowing just 11 goals on 206 shots (.947 SV%). Surprisingly he struggled in his first start against a bad Ottawa team, but should make for a solid start start tonight vs. a banged up Senators squad.

Source: Jason Gregor 03/22/18, 3:48 pm EST

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Talbot is expected to start Thursday in Ottawa.

Talbot allowed three goals on 33 shots in the Oilers win in Carolina on Tuesday. Talbot has won five of his last six starts while allowing just 11 goals on 206 shots (.947 SV%). Surprisingly he struggled in his first start against a bad Ottawa team, but should make for a solid start start tonight vs. a banged up Senators squad.

Source: @EdmontonOilers 03/22/18, 12:56 pm EST

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Talbot will start Tuesday in Carolina.

Talbot allowed two goals on 42 shots in the Oilers win in Florida on Saturday. Talbot has won four of his last five games while posting a 1.58 GAA and .954 SV% and draws a nice matchup tonight in Carolina. The Hurricanes comes in having lost 11 of their last 15 games entering play on Tuesday.

Source: Jack Michaels 03/20/18, 1:33 pm EST

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