Edmonton Oilers leave Reinhart, Khaira available to Vegas
Defenceman Griffin Reinhart, forward Jujhar Khaira and goaltender Laurent Brossoit are among the Edmonton Oilers available to the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft.
NHL teams announced their protected lists Sunday morning. The Oilers protected:
The Oilers chose to protect seven forwards, three defenceman and one goalie. The other option was to protect eight skaters and one goalie. Players with no-movement clauses in their contracts had to be protected. For the Oilers, those players are Lucic, Sekera and Talbot.
Players with two years or less of professional experience aren’t eligible for the expansion draft, so the Oilers didn’t have to protect Connor McDavid, Darnell, Nurse, Anton Slepyshev, Matthew Benning and Drake Caggiula.
Besides Reinhart, Khaira and Brossoit, other Oilers left unprotected include winger Benoit Pouliot, defenceman Mark Fayne and winger Iiro Pakarinen. Defencemen Kris Russell and Eric Gryba are also available but both are free agents and unlikely to be taken by Vegas.
The Golden Knights will select one player from every NHL team. Their picks will be announced Wednesday night.
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