Edmonton Oilers Rumors: Defenseman Trade Coming This Summer

The Edmonton Oilers will be in a numbers game this upcoming offseason and defenseman Brett Kulak could become the odd man out and find himself moved to another team by general manager Ken Holland.

According to Allan Mitchell of The Athletic, the Oilers could very well look at different options over Kulak this upcoming offseason, who are younger, cheaper, and allow for GM Holland to have more cap flexibility to help fill in the team's needs.

Edmonton will want a full-time role for Broberg, who has played in 38 games this season and 61 over his young NHL career. His performance this season was impressive, as he stepped in on the third pair and helped in puck movement and retrieval. Organizations in Edmonton’s cap situation must find ways to save money, and Broberg is a natural replacement for Kulak.

The 29-year-old Kulak is signed through the 2025-26 season at a $2.75 million cap hit, and does not hold any trade protection on his deal. In 69 games this season, he's chipped in with 18 points. 

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