NHL Rumors: Oilers To Target Lightning Forward

According to The Fourth Period, the Oilers are linked to pending UFA Ondrej Palat. 

Although Lightning GM Julien Brisebois has noted that he plans to re-sign Palat, nothing is official until a contract is signed. Thus, Palat could still very well hit the open market in less than two weeks. If this scenario occurs, don't be surprised to see Edmonton pursue the veteran.

Palat would be a very good addition to the Oilers' roster. This is especially true if they end up losing Evander Kane through free agency. We will have to wait and see what happens with this development as July continues. 

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