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.