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NHL Rumors: Edmonton Oilers, and the Toronto Maple Leafs

Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Sun: The Edmonton Oilers don’t have a lot of salary cap space available and it may lead to a Kailer Yamamoto bridge contract. Where he fits into the lineup is also a question – is he a top-six winger or a third-line winger?

Flyers Joel Farabee and Senators Drake Batherson could be comparables and they both sign six-year deals for around $30 million. The Oilers may want to see more of Yamamoto before committing that much on a long-term deal.

Oilers GM Ken Holland,

“First off, he doesn’t have arbitration rights (new deal), so it has to be a negotiation and obviously there’s a cap and we made some moves with the moves and signings and were tight.