Oilers Had Contract Discussion With Veteran UFA, Will Likely Let 2 Other Forwards Walk

The Edmonton Oilers are going to make some changes up front in that they are working on bringing a pending UFA back and are willing to let another two walk to free agency.

Jason Gregor reported that the Oilers have already discussed a one-year contract extension with Corey Perry as he did a decent job with the team after signing earlier this season. His impact in the playoffs wasn't where it needed to be, but he has a ton of experience and can get under opponents' skin when he so chooses. He scored nine goals and 15 points in 57 combined games between the regular season and playoffs for the Oilers. His role will likely be a fourth liner, but has the ability to fill in higher.

The two players expected to become free agents are Warren Foegele and Sam Carrick. Foegele has a career year scoring 20 goals and 41 points while scoring some big goals in the Oilers' playoff run, but the Oilers can't bring everyone back and Connor Brown and Matthias Janmark appear like the more obvious choices for Edmonton. Dylan Holloway is also expected to take a bigger step and play higher up in the lineup more consistently.

Carrick was in and out of the lineup for the Oilers since being acquired, especially in the playoffs. He played just 10 games and was out of the lineup the deeper the Oilers went. He is physical, but wasn't as much as advertised and Edmonton can use his spot on the roster for someone with more potential or impact.

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