The Edmonton Oilers put members of their roster on notice last week, but following the weekend trades of Justin Schultz, Anders Nilsson and Teddy Purcell, Edmonton’s core forwards appear safe Monday with just a couple hours remaining until the 3 p.m. ET trade deadline.
The Oilers are “unlikely” to move Nail Yakupov before the NHL trade deadline, ESPN’s Joe McDonald reports Monday.
GM: Oilers "unlikely" to move Nail Yakupov.
— Joe McDonald (@ESPNJoeyMac) February 29, 2016
The Fourth Period reports that 2012’s first-overall pick would welcome a trade out of Edmonton.
The #Oilers have claimed forward Adam Cracknell (Vancouver) and defenceman Adam Pardy (Winnipeg) off waivers.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) February 29, 2016
Yakupov, 22, has scored five goals and 10 assists in 42 games this season.
A few have asked about Sabres and Yakupov since Sabres have the picks. Would say the interest is minimal right now.
— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) February 28, 2016