Edmonton Oilers Rumors: Team Could Move On From Two Defensemen This Offseason

The Edmonton Oilers face a cap space dilemma as they enter the offseason, prompting them to explore options for moving Cody Ceci and/or Brett Kulak.

Ceci's performance has been underwhelming, and with a remaining contract of two years and a $3.25 million cap hit, trading him could provide the Oilers with much-needed financial flexibility.

The team aims to create room to address other needs and potentially pursue players like Damon Severson.

Similarly, Brett Kulak's role in the top-four lineup has not met expectations following Duncan Keith's retirement. While Kulak performed well in a third-pairing role, the Oilers may seek to move him to maintain defensive balance and depth.

With three years left on his team-friendly contract, Kulak could be an attractive trade asset.

By exploring trade possibilities for both Ceci and Kulak, the Oilers aim to free up valuable cap space and strengthen their roster.

These moves would allow them to pursue other players, address their salary cap constraints, and potentially acquire a left-shot defenseman to bolster their defensive unit.

The team's general manager, Ken Holland, will assess the market and evaluate potential trade scenarios that align with the Oilers' goals and financial situation. Photo Credit:  Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports