Edmonton Oilers Trade Zack Kassian to the Arizona Coyotes

The Edmonton Oilers and Arizona Coyotes have struck a deal, seeing the Oilers sending rugged forward Zack Kassian to the Coyotes in a deal that involved four draft picks. The 'Yotes take on the remaining two seasons of Kassian's contract, as the Oilers free up $3.2 million in cap space this season and next.

The deal involves Edmonton sending the 29th pick in the draft, along with a future second-round pick and a future third-round pick, meanwhile the Oilers receive the 32nd overall pick. The Coyotes were open to taking on bad contracts if it meant they can stash some more picks. The team continues to try and stock their cupboards of prospects.

As for the Oilers they are trying to land a number one goalie and keep Evander Kane in the mix. Edmonton now has over $10 million available in cap space and appear to be open to moving forward Jesse Puljujarvi and defenseman Tyson Barrie.

Kassian heads to the desert after spending seven seasons with the Oilers, collecting 55 goals and 80 assists in 412 games. 

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