3 Edmonton Oilers Not Expected Back Next Season

The Edmonton Oilers have their backs again the wall as the Florida Panthers have pushed them to the brink of elimination. The Panthers held on to take Game 3 and now can sweep the Oil on Saturday night. History isn't on Edmonton's side. Once the season concludes, look for changes to come this offseason.

Here's three Oilers who aren't expected back next season:

Evander Kane

Kane was a lot to handle this season. It got so bad in Edmonton, Corey Perry had to sit him down and give him a piece of his mind. It's an ongoing issue to get Kane on the right page and look for GM Ken Holland to explore the trade market this summer. Holland has to get Kane involved as he holds a no-movement clause and has two seasons left on his contract at $5.12 million per season. The veteran winger recorded 44 points in 77 games during the regular season, and eight points so far in 20 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Corey Perry

Speaking of Perry, this could be it for the former Hart trophy winner. He's won multiple Stanley Cups, has played over 1300 games and another 211 in the playoffs. Perry's done it all and at 39 years old will have some decisions to make this summer. While he put up 13 points in 38 games during the regular season in Edmonton, he's hit a wall. One assist in 15 playoff games, Perry looks a step behind and his skating is likely going to take him out of the league next season. What a career for the Worm.

Jack Campbell

Daily Faceoff insider Frank Seravalli listed Jack Campbell as a prime buyout candidate this summer. It makes a whole lot of sense. Holland signed Campbell to a 5-year $25 million contract back two summers ago and quite frankly it's been a disaster, which is tough because 'Soup' is one of the best people in hockey. Unfortunately the results haven't been there, this season he posted a 4.50 GAA in 5 NHL games and then spent the next 33 in the AHL, where he found his game posting a .918 Sv.%. Look for Campbell to hit the open market this summer and sign on somewhere on a one-year league minimum contract to push for a backup position.

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