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Oilers bolster forward lines with acquisition of Henrique, Carrick from Ducks

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WATCH ABOVE: While the Edmonton Oilers have not officially confirmed the details, hockey insiders say the team has acquired Adam Henrique and Sam Carrick from the Anaheim Ducks. The NHL trade deadline is on Friday, so Brenden Escott, the producer of 630 CHED’s “Oilers Now,” joined Global News at Noon to talk about the latest deals and what we can expect in the coming days – Mar 6, 2024

The Edmonton Oilers bolstered their forward lines on Wednesday, acquiring centres Adam Henrique and Sam Carrick from the Anaheim Ducks.

In the deal that also involves the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Ducks get a first-round pick in 2024 from the Oilers and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2025 from the Lightning.

The Ducks retain 50 per cent of Carrick’s salary and 25 per cent of Henrique’s. Edmonton sent a conditional fourth-round pick to Tampa Bay in exchange for goaltender Ty Taylor and 50 per cent of Henrique’s salary. The Oilers also receive Anaheim’s seventh-round pick in this year’s draft.

Henrique’s salary this season is US$5.825 million, Carrick’s is $850,000.

Both forwards are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents at the end of the season.

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The 34-year-old Henrique has 18 goals and 24 assists in 60 games this season. He has 257 goals and 264 assists over 890 career games with New Jersey and Anaheim.

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Carrick, 32, has eight goals and three assists in 61 games this campaign and 26 goals and 22 assists in 224 career games with Toronto and Anaheim.

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The moves come a day after the Oilers placed veteran forward Sam Gagner on waivers.

The surging Oilers had won five straight games and were in second in the Pacific Division at 38-20-2 entering Wednesday.

The Ducks were second-last in the Pacific at 22-36-3.

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