Oilers place forwards Ty Rattie, Ryan Spooner on waivers


Vancouver Canucks' Bo Horvat is checked by Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Spooner. (Jason Franson/CP)

The Edmonton Oilers have placed forwards Ty Rattie and Ryan Spooner on waivers, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

Spooner, 26, has appeared in 40 games this season, split between the New York Rangers and the Edmonton Oilers. He has just five points (three goals, two assists). The winger, who has two years left on an $8-million deal he signed prior to the start of the season, was acquired from the Rangers in exchange for centre Ryan Strome on Nov. 16.

Rattie, meanwhile, has eight points in 29 contests this season for the Oilers. The 25-year-old has struggled to cement a spot in the Oilers’ lineup after suffering an injury early in the year. He has shown glimpses of his ability alongside superstar Connor McDavid. However, the Alberta native hasn’t been able to consistently put it together. Rattie carries a cap hit of $800,000 and will be a restricted free agent at the end of the season.

Edmonton also assigned defenceman Caleb Jones to the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors. The 21-year-old appeared in 17 games for the Oilers this season, posting one goal and five assists.

In addition to the Oilers’ moves, the Ottawa Senators placed veteran defenceman Justin Falk on waivers.

Falk signed a one-year, $650,000 deal on Nov. 30, but has appeared in just 10 games for the Senators, going pointless with a minus-4 rating.


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