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The Edmonton Oilers could be in serious trouble next season


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Ryan
July 3, 2022  (5:59 PM)
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After the Edmonton Oilers lost in the Western Conference finals to the Colorado Avalanche, it was quickly announced that backup goaltender Mikko Koskinen was signing with a team in Switzerland.

Edmonton Oilers General Manager has now learned that ''starting'' goaltender Mike Smith could opt to spend the entire next season on Long-term injury reserve as well, which would leave the team without a full-time NHL goalie.

The only option the Edmonton Oilers would have in the net would be former 78th overall pick in 2017, Stuart Skinner who has only 14 NHL games of experience under his belt.
This will leave the Oilers desperately hunting in free agency or the trade market, which they've proven over the years that they are not too lucky in when finding goaltenders.
Many NHL 'experts' are believing that former Maple Leafs goalie Jack Campbell will be making his way to Edmonton. It is also believed that St. Louis Blues goaltender Ville Husso could be a very good option if he makes it to free agency, but it was recently announced that the Blues are trying to resign Husso.
It is going to be an interesting summer for the Oilers as they only have $7,130,205 in cap space and only have 8 forwards signed. WIth pending UFA Evander Kane and RFA's Kailer Yamamoto, Ryan McLeod and Jesse Puljujärvi, that money could get eaten up quick.
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