Edmonton Oilers Rumors: Trade in Place Involving Forward

The Edmonton Oilers will be making a few moves this summer as general manager Ken Holland looks to refresh some of the complimentary pieces around his dynamic duo. Word is the trade talks have been constant these last few weeks and the team may already have a deal in place.

Rumor has the Oilers have a trade in place with another team who has agreed to take on forward Kailer Yamamoto. Edmonton is trying to make a second deal to compliment the first and aren't going to pull the trigger until this second trade is in stone.

Yamamoto has been blasted all over every trade board this summer as the 24-year-old speedster is set to make $3.1 million next season. He recorded 25 points in 58 games last season and frankly was a bit of a let down for Oilers nation.

The former first-round pick will certainly be moved this summer, it's truly just a matter of when. The Philadelphia Flyers have shown interest but to this point, it's unknown who exactly Holland has been doing business with.

After Yamamoto only scored one goal in 12 Stanley Cup Playoff games, the writing was on the wall. The 5-foot-8 forward could use a change of scenery, as it seems the pressure of playing in Edmonton, mixed with the inconsistent results has created some negative press around the one-time top prospect.

The 2021-22 season was Yamamoto's best, when he recorded 41 points in 81 games. He'll be a restricted free agent after the 2023-24 season.

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