The Edmonton Oilers have made their second big trade of the day acquiring F Tyler Ennis from the Ottawa Senators. Edmonton has reportedly given up a 2021 5th round draft pick for the depth forward that has appeared in 61 games for the Senators this year.
This in from Gord Miller of TSN, that the Edmonton Oilers have traded for Andreas Athanasiou from Detroit. The Oilers gave up two second round picks to get the player, who will be an Restricted Free Agent this summer.
Russell has been out since Jan. 29 after sustaining a head injury. While the shot-blocking blue-liner has been skating recently, head coach Dave Tippett has also been clear that Russell isn’t ready to return to the ice.
The only hockey tournament in the world that can come close to rivaling the excitement of the Stanley Cup playoffs is the Winter Olympics. After participating in every Winter Olympics between 1998 and 2014, the NHL did not send its players to the 2018 Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.