Archive for 2017-01-08

Gustavsson Waived, Puljujarvi Sent to AHL

Some news comes after a loss to the Ottawa Senators in a game that the Oilers likely should have won. The Oilers made some roster moves to correct some mistakes that could no longer be ignored.

Jonas Gustavsson Waived

Jonas Gustavsson — who has been disappointing in his appearances for the Oilers this season — has been placed on waivers. In seven games this season, Gustavsson has a low .878 sv% and pretty poor 3.10 goals against average. In his seven starts, he has only one win.

Jesse Puljujarvi Sent Down

Puljujarvi has played in only 28 games this season and in limited minutes. That he was still in Edmonton was surprising considering how close he was/is to the 40-game marker that burns off both his entry-level contract and a year of restricted free agency.

In Bakersfield, he'll play top-line minutes and get a chance to gain his confidence by scoring regularly. It's what happened with Leon Draisaitl and it worked like a charm. Hopefully the same will happen for Puljujarvi.

Edmonton also recalled Anton Slepyshev from the AHL and will take the place of Pulujuarvi as Edmonton's 13th forward.