Ryan Jones must stay with Oilers It looks like unrestricted free agent-to-be Ryan Jones is playing for his future with the Edmonton Oilers. The Edmonton Sun reports Jones has the final six games of the regular season to prove he's worth re-signing. "It's very important for us to take a really good look at Ryan Jones," said Oilers coach Ralph Krueger. "Give him the opportunity to be the player he can be for the Edmonton Oilers." But Jones also has to want to re-sign with the Oilers ... "It's a two-way street," the player said. "It's a matter of the team trying to decide whether or not I have a role here, and also me trying to decide whether or not this is going to be a place that's best for my career moving forward ... I like being here and I'm passionate about the organization, but it has to be healthy for me as a person and moving forward in my career. It's not an automatic. It's a two-way street and we'll deal with it when the season ends." In other words, if another club offers the 28-year-old the promise of a regular role and decent paycheque, he's likely to move on. A healthy scratch several times this season, Jones has expressed frustration with how he has been utilized by Krueger. The forward is in his second season of a two-year, $3 million deal. Ever since Ryan Jones became an Edmonton Oiler I have loved the way he has approached the game. To me the Edmonton Oilers need more players like Jones, not less. It seems silly to me that this player became the forgotten man in the Oilers lineup. Jones is the ultimate energy player who a team can now count on to cash-in nearly 20 goals every season. not to mention, is the player who can play up and down your lineup. Really, an invaluable piece. Its unfortunate that coach Krueger does not utilizing him more. I know Jones had a serious eye injury to start and already shortened NHL season, however to lose a player of this guy's character because of the lack of ice time, would be a devastating blow to the young Edmonton Oilers who flat-out don't have this character enough in their lineup. Ryan Jones has done more than what was expected for the Edmonton Oilers since being picked up off the waiver wire in 2009-10.The Edmonton Oilers must do everything to try and keep this player.