The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have claimed winger Matt Fraser off waivers from the Boston Bruins and have placed forward Steve Pinizzotto on waivers.
Fraser, 24, has registered three goals and seven penalty minutes in 24 games with the Boston Bruins this season.
The 6’1”, 204-pound forward has appeared in 51 career NHL games, recording eight points (6G, 2A) and 17 penalty minutes. He has also appeared in four playoff games, posting two points (1G, 1A).
The Oilers have taken the ice at Rexall Place for practice.
Forward Line Combinations:
Matt Hendricks is not on the ice.
The Oilers held their annual Skills Competition on Sunday. Team White took down Team Blue by a score of 19-12. It was the three-on-three game at the end of the event that helped White run away with the competition, with them scoring seven goals over two six-minute periods.
Draisaitl had the last laugh, winning fastest skater with a time of 14.537.
Then came the hardest shot competition. Team Blue’s Russian defenceman Nikita Nikitin hammered a shot that went 101.1 mph. Luke Gazdic, who won last year, was clocked at 100.9 and 100.7 mph for Team Blue.
The Oilers rounded things out with a 3-on-1 event and king of the shootout competition, before finishing the day with the three-on-three game.
The Oilers have taken the ice for practice at Rexall Place. The lines are as follows:
Aulie, Nikitin (back)
“I thought he played well,” Oilers interim coach Todd Nelson said. “He put some pucks on the net, he was pretty good in the faceoff dot and I thought he felt pretty comfortable out there tonight.”
Lander returns to an OKC team where he is not only the captain, but one of the top scorers. In 26 games, Lander has 27 points (8-19-27).
Two Oilers have changed their jersey numbers.
#Oilers jersey number changes --> Pitlick will now wear 15 while Hunt has switched to 24.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 20, 2014
The Oilers have taken to the ice at Rexall Place for practice. Freshly recalled Anton Lander could see some work on the power play.
Power Play Units:
Hall-RNH-Eberle-Purcell-Hunt and Perron-Lander-Yakupov-Schultz-Petry
The team is working on zone entry.
Nikitin (back) is skating with the team.
Hall-RNH-Purcell, Perron-Gordon-Eberle, Yak-Lander-Pitlick, Hendricks-Arco-Pinizzotto.— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) December 20, 2014