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Oilers GM Craig MacTavish is open to trading at least Bryzgalov at the deadline, which might well mean Bryz isn’t in the Oil’s future.
Either the Oilers aren’t that keen on Bryz or Bryz isn’t keen to stay here, or a bit of both.
Bryzgalov has been must OK with the Oilers this year, posting a .907 save percentage, which is about in line with his save percentage in Philadelphia the previous two seasons.
His play does not scream out “keeper.” He’d be unlikely to get much in a trade, but one can see why MacT would be open to moving him.
As for Bryz’s competition in net in Edmonton, Ben Scrivens has been hot this year with a .940 save percentage in seven games with the Oilers.
On Thursday, the injured Vancouver Canucks centre denied reports that he asked to be traded, but teams are definitely interested in acquiring the 29-year-old Michigan native. Namely, the Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos.
Add Buffalo Sabres defenceman Christian Ehrhoff to the list of players the team is considering dealing before the NHL’s trade deadline.
Girardi’s agents and Rangers GM Glen Sather are not believed to be far apart on the numbers, reportedly around a six-year deal worth $5.5 million per season. Callahan, on the other hand, is believed to be seeking a seven-year contract for close to $7 million per season, both higher than Sather would prefer.