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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.03.2014 / 4:31 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

The Oilers have announced that goaltender Kurtis Mucha will be backing up tonight. He has been signed by the team to a one-day tryout contract.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.03.2014 / 3:45 PM
By Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Fasth Acquired | Bryz Video | Bryz Audio | Bryzgalov Press Release | Deadline Central

The Edmonton Oilers acquired Anaheim Ducks goaltender Viktor Fasth in a trade today. The 31-year-old netminder says it was a strange feeling being told the news before stepping on the ice with his former team this morning.

“It’s part of this job but it’s a weird feeling,” Fasth said. “I’m looking forward to and I’m excited to join the Oilers. I’m looking forward to play hockey.”

After he found out the news, Fasth went straight to Ducks Goalie Coach Dwayne Roloson for some information on his soon-to-be new home. Roloson played for the Oilers from 2006-2009.

“(Nothing) other than playing there a couple of times,” Fasth said of what he knew of Edmonton. “I talked to (Roloson) quickly before practice today and he said it’s a great organization and there’s great guys working around the team. It sounds great so I’m looking forward to joining the team and I’m real excited.”

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.03.2014 / 2:49 PM
By Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Fasth Acquired | Bryz Video | Bryz Audio | Bryzgalov Press Release | Deadline Central

The Edmonton Oilers parted ways with goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov today, one day before the NHL trade deadline. The Oilers signed Bryzgalov to a one-year contract in November and turned that investment into a fourth-round pick, acquired from the Minnesota Wild in the trade.

Bryzgalov talked to the Edmonton media following the news of his being traded to the Wild.

“It was a great opportunity for me to play here,” Bryzgalov said. “I was very excited to be a part of the organization. I met lots of great new people here and I can’t say enough good words about the fans and people who live in this city. I really enjoyed my time here.”

Bryzgalov finished the season playing 20 games and recording a 3.01 goals against average and .908 save percentage.

“It was, in the beginning, very good and then a couple of games it was off. That’s probably because of missing training camp and other stuff. I think my last couple of games was… very, very good and very sharp and it was very good.”

The netminder now heads to ‘the hockey state’ to compete on a Minnesota club that’s currently 7th in the Western Conference.

“It’s a new challenge, a great opportunity and a team battling for the playoffs. I’m glad I have the opportunity to be on a playoff team and battling for a playoff spot and I hope we’re going to make it in the playoffs and make lots of damage out there while competing for the Stanley Cup. It’s a great opportunity.”

Bryzgalov continued, “I will go and do everything in my power to… give the team the best chance to win.”

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.03.2014 / 2:32 PM

Edmonton Oilers have acquired goaltender Viktor Fasth for a 5th round draft choice in 2014 and a 3rd round draft choice in 2015. Fasth, a 31-year-old Swedish netminder, has played five games this season for the Ducks and has posted a goals against average of 2.95 and a save percentage of .885.

During the 2012-2013 season, Fasth played 25 games for Anaheim and had a 2.18 goals against average and .921 save percentage. He has also spent time with Norfolk in the American Hockey League.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.03.2014 / 2:02 PM
By Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have traded goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a 2014 fourth round pick.

Bryzgalov was signed by the Oilers on November 8, to a one-year contract. He has played in 20 games this season, with a 3.01 goals against average and a .908 save percentage.

>> For more on what is expected to be a busy NHL Trade Deadline, visit our special section, presented by Sportsnet

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.03.2014 / 12:44 PM
By Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have placed defenceman Corey Potter on waivers, this morning.

Potter has played in 16 games for the Oilers this season, with five assists and 21 penalty minutes. Potter is the second Oilers defenceman to be placed on waivers in the last two days. Philip Larsen was given that designation yesterday.

Larsen cleared this morning and was assigned to Oklahoma City.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.03.2014 / 12:07 PM
By Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

In addition to Corey Potter being placed on waivers this morning, there was more news announced on twitter. Head Coach Dallas Eakins tweeted that tonight, Ben Scrivens will start in net and Nail Yakupov makes his return to the Oilers lineup after missing one game with a foot injury.

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POSTED ON Monday, 03.03.2014 / 3:05 PM
By Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers
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POSTED ON Monday, 03.03.2014 / 1:42 PM
By Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have officially announced that the team has inked goaltender Ben Scrivens to a new two-year contract.

Scrivens, a Spruce Grove native, was acquired for a third round pick in a trade with Los Angeles on January 15. Since joining the Edmonton Oilers, Scrivens has played in seven games and has posted a .940 save percentage and a 2.15 goals against average.

The goalie ranks first in the NHL in overall save percentage this season (.934).

Scrivens was set to become a free agent at the end of the season.

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POSTED ON Monday, 03.03.2014 / 1:13 PM
By Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Nail Yakupov returns to the ice for the Edmonton Oilers after missing one game after taking a shot off the foot against Minnesota.

The forward lines are as follows:

Hall-RNH-Yakupov

Hemsky-Gagner-Eberle

Hendricks-Gordon-Perron

Gazdic-Smyth-Jones/Joensuu

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