The Edmonton Oilers have enjoyed a bounce-back season in 2019-20, and it sounds like they’re making some progress on locking up one of their core defence pieces.
Darnell Nurse, a restricted free agent at the end of the season, is discussing a new contract with the Oilers and the talks have been productive thus far.
“I think it’s going to be a short term deal and it sounds like they are making progress towards getting it done,” Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported on Saturday’s Headlines segment.
Nurse has four goals and 20 assists through 54 games this season while logging 22:45 minutes of ice time per contest.
He’s currently on a two-year deal with a salary cap hit of $3.2 million.