Edmonton Oilers Rumors: Team Unlikely To Part With Two Defensemen

Recent reports suggest that the Edmonton Oilers currently have no intentions of parting ways with two of their defensemen, Cody Ceci and Philip Broberg.

According to Kurt Leavins of the Edmonton Journal, it is highly unlikely that Ceci will be moved, as the Oilers believe he can regain his previous form and contribute effectively to the team.

Despite some injury setbacks, the organization views Ceci's $3.25 million average annual value (AAV) as a suitable fit within their salary cap constraints.

In his second season with the Oilers, the 29-year-old, and former 15th overall selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, scored one goal and 15 points over 80 games played.

Furthermore, Leavins also dismissed any speculation regarding the potential departure of Philip Broberg.

The Oilers appear committed to keeping the young defenseman in their roster, indicating their confidence in his development and future contributions to the team.

The 21-year-old, and eighth overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, has recorded just two goals and 11 total points across 69 games over his two-year career.

Overall, it seems that the Edmonton Oilers value the presence of both Cody Ceci and Philip Broberg on their defensive core for the upcoming season. Photo Credit:  Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports