Senators Rumors: Oilers Linked To Jakob Chychrun

The Edmonton Oilers have been linked with Ottawa Senators' defenseman Jakob Chychrun, sparking discussions and speculation about a potential trade.

Chychrun, acquired by the Senators from the Arizona Coyotes, has been a subject of interest for several NHL teams, including the Oilers.

The Senators' asking price for Chychrun reportedly includes a first-round pick and a prospect, though there's a sense that they have softened their stance to some degree, making them more open to negotiations.

So far this season, the 25-year-old has scored seven goals, 26 total points, a -11 plus/minus rating, and 65 blocked shots across 39 games played.

From the Oilers' perspective, acquiring Chychrun could be a strategic move to bolster their defense.

Despite concerns about his health, Chychrun's capabilities as a top-four defenseman are undisputed.

The Oilers' current roster includes notable names on defense like Darnell Nurse, Evan Bouchard, Brett Kulak, Cody Ceci and Mattias Ekholm, and adding Chychrun would significantly strengthen this position.

The Oilers, focusing on the immediate future with stars like Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, might find Chychrun's addition particularly beneficial.

Moreover, Chychrun's contract, with a $4.6 million cap hit over the next three seasons, presents a reasonable financial commitment for the team​​.

The Senators, on the other hand, have been active in trade discussions, though they are not keen on moving key players like Brady Tkachuk, Tim Stutzle, and others. Jakob Chychrun, however, remains a player to watch in these discussions.

The Senators' general manager, Steve Staios, has been taking calls regarding Chychrun, indicating a potential openness to a trade. Photo Credit:  Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports