Edmonton Oilers to Send Down Top Prospect

While speaking with Bob Stauffer on Oilers Now, Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland said that they will be sending Philip Broberg down to the AHL. With that, he noted that Devin Shore will be called up to the NHL roster.

The Oilers are entering the regular season with injuries to their forward core. Kailer Yamamoto and Warren Foegele are currently deemed as being day-to-day with their injuries, thus hurting their chances of playing against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday. Thus, bringing up Shore makes sense. In 49 games this past season, he had five goals and 11 points. 

Broberg does not require waivers to be sent down to the AHL, so it makes sense that he is the odd man out given their injury trouble. Once those players return, we should see Broberg back up with the Oilers in no time. In 23 games with Edmonton last season, the top prospect had one goal and three points. 

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