Oilers Rumors: 3 Goalies Who Could Be Traded to Edmonton

The Edmonton Oilers have waived Jack Campbell after the veteran netminder hasn't been able to find him game this season. It's been a rough go for Campbell since signing on with the Oilers two summers ago and after chance after chance, GM Ken Holland decided he needed to be demoted to the AHL to find his game. 

While the Oilers have called up Calvin Pickard, who will be given a chance to start and work in tandem with Stuart Skinner, there is certainly a chance that Holland decides to pull the trigger on a trade to acquire some more goaltending depth. Here's three names to expect to hear:

Carter Hart, Philadelphia Flyers

This one is a complete long shot but according to David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period, he feels the Oilers could start to circle the Flyers to try and bring Hart home. With Cal Petersen on the Flyers and with his expensive ticket, there's zero chance Philly would be open to adding Jack Campbell's contract in the deal. The deal would need to include some NHL ready prospects heading to Philly and Campbell staying in the AHL for the entire season, with a buyout coming this summer. Hart has appeared in eight games this season and despite the Flyers struggles, has recorded a very respectable .913 save percentage. He's a pending restricted free agent who is owed $3.9 million against the cap this season.

Samuel Montembeault, Montreal Canadiens

With Jake Allen under contract for the next couple of seasons and with him playing so well, and add Cayden Primeau to the mix, Montembeault could be expendable for the Canadiens. The Oilers/Habs have completed deals in the past and could once again be a fit for a trade. Montembeault has struggled a bit this season, posting a .894 save percentage in 5 appearances. If Calvin Pickard doesn't work out as a call up, the Oilers may turn to the Canadiens.

Jaroslav Halak, Carolina Hurricanes

This one would be very Oilers if they decide to not sign Halak when they had a chance. Halak recently signed on with the Carolina Hurricanes as Frederik Andersen is out long term with blood clots, however the Canes have two respectable goaltenders before Halak showed up to help out. For now, Halak is just on a PTO as he practices with the team and they examine, but if he is released in the end, the Oilers could be ready willing and able to bring him on board. 

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