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The Oilers have re-signed Mike Smith to a one-year deal worth $2.0M.

After striking out in a crowded goalie market, the Oilers have brought Smith back to serve next to Mikko Koskinen as their goaltending duo. Smith was 19-12-6 with a 2.95 GAA and .902 SV% in 2020--he now ranks 30th in GAA (2.81) and tied for 45th/49 in SV% (.900) over the last two seasons. Smith's game has eroded in his late-30s and likely won't be a fantasy asset in 2021.

Source: @EdmontonOilers 10/16/20, 9:40 am EST

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The Oilers have signed Tyson Barrie to a one-year deal worth $3.75M.

Barrie's time in Toronto didn't go quite as planned. He finished 2020 with just 39 points (5G / 34A) in 70 games. It's hard to forget that he was sixth among defensemen in points (116) with the Avalanche in the two previous years combined, so the Oilers get a talented offensive-defensemen. Barrie signs a one-year deal to be the quarterback of the NHL's top power-play in an attempt to build his value back up before he hits the market again next year. This move also buys Oilers' prospect Evan Bouchard another year of development.

Source: @EdmontonOilers 10/16/20, 9:37 am EST

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The Oilers have signed Seth Griffith to a two-year, two-way contract.

Griffith has been terrific at the AHL-level since he turned pro in 2014 but has had very little success in the NHL. Most recently, Griffith had 41 points (21G / 20A) in 58 games with the Manitoba Moose (AHL) and will likely start 2021 in Bakersfield (AHL).

Source: @EdmontonOilers 10/9/20, 6:17 pm EST

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The Oilers have signed Alan Quine to a one-year deal worth $750K.

Quine spent most of 2020 with Stockton (AHL), ranking second on the team with 46 points (14G / 32A) in just 38 games. Quine will be a fringe roster player with the Oilers but will help Bakersfield (AHL) if he doesn't make the big club. He has 28 points (10G / 18A) in 106 career NHL games with the Islanders and Flames.

Source: Darren Dreger 10/9/20, 5:25 pm EST

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The Oilers have signed Kyle Turris to a two-year deal worth $3.3 million ($1.65M AAV).

Turris had the final four years of his $6.0M AAV deal bought-out on Wednesday and signs a team-friendly deal to join the Oilers as their third line centre. Turris is an effective two-way centre that can provide some offence and is a nice complementary piece to Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. A change of scenery will likely do Turris well and let's not forget that he averaged 23 goals and 33 assists (56 points) per 82 games from 2014-to-2018 while he was with the Senators.s

Source: Ryan Rishaug 10/9/20, 5:22 pm EST

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The Oilers have signed Jesse Puljujarvi to a two-year contract worth $2.35 million ($1.175M AAV).

After three seasons with the Oilers organization in North America, Puljujarvi returned to Finland for the 2020 campaign. He led Karpat (Liiga) in goals (24) and points (53) in 56 games. He'll return to the NHL for the start of the 2021 season looking for some redemption. He had 17 goals and 20 assists (37 points) in 139 NHL games beforehand.

Source: Elliotte Friedman 10/7/20, 7:07 pm EST

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The Predators have placed Kyle Turris on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout.

Turris had four years remaining at $6.0M AAV, so this is one of the largest buyouts in NHL history. The buyout will cost the Predators $2.0M against the cap for the next eight years, so it's actually saving them $4.0M AAV for the next four seasons. The Predators now have ≈$17.6M in cap space with newly acquired RFA Luke Kunin still to be signed.

Source: Chris Johnston 10/7/20, 5:39 pm EST

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Oilers announce that Ennis is out indefinitely.

Ennis was hurt in the second period of Game 2 after being hit into the end boards by Kirby Dach. Ennis was in visible pain and had to be aided off of the ice. With Ennis out, Andreas Athanasiou stepped into a larger role. It remains to be seen if that will be the case again in Game 4.

Source: Jack Michaels 08/6/20, 3:34 pm EST

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