Oilers bulk up in trade for Maroon


Another late trade trickling in — the Edmonton Oilers have acquired forward Patrick Maroon from the Anaheim Ducks, in return for prospect Martin Gernat and a 2016 fourth-round draft pick.

Maroon, 27, is signed through 2017-18 for a cap hit of $2 million. Though he only has four goals in 56 games this season, at 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, he fits the Oilers’ desire to inject some size and strength into their lineup.

Maroon’s spot in Anaheim’s lineup may have been jeopardized by the addition of Jamie McGinn from Buffalo. The Ducks also picked up forward Brandon Pirri from Florida.

Oilers winger Benoit Pouliot, by the way, suffered a shoulder injury last night against the Islanders. He’s going to be out “long term,” according to coach Todd McLellan.

“Shoulder injury, not day-to-day, and he’s got to see some doctors and have some tests to figure out what long term really is. He won’t play for a little while for sure,” said McLellan.

Related: Maroon can be a ‘big force’ for Anaheim