Slumping Oilers waive Lander

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This morning, Brough touched on the struggling Edmonton Oilers, who lost their fifth straight game last night and are now barely above. 500.

Shortly thereafter, the club made a move.

Forward Anton Lander, who’s appeared in 16 of Edmonton’s 19 games this season, has been placed on waivers. The move comes with Lander having scored just three points in those 16 games, averaging 10:15 TOI per night.

(He was scratched for Thursday’s loss to L.A.)

The 40th overall pick in 2009, Lander has enjoyed some good times in Edmonton, most notably during the ’14-15 campaign when he scored 20 points in 38 games.

The Oilers locked him into a two-year, $1.97 million extension that summer — good for an average annual cap hit of $985,000 — but Lander struggled in year one of the deal, scoring just three points in 61 games last season.

Should he clear waivers, the 25-year-old Swede — a veteran of over 200 NHL contests — could be off to the Oilers’ AHL affiliate in Bakersfield.

 

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