According to reports, the Edmonton Oilers are angling hard on Florida’s Brandon Pirri.
The Vancouver Canucks, New Jersey Devils, Anaheim Ducks and New York Rangers have also had their names associated with the Florida forward, but it seems at the moment that the Oilers are the likely destination for Pirri.
In 52 games, Pirri has 11 goals and 13 assists to his credit with the Pathers this season, along with a minus-4 rating.
In 157 games between the Panthers and Chicago Blackhawks, Pirri’s scored 46 goals and 29 assists.
The 24-year old was signed to a two-year standard contract with Florida in July of 2014 with a value of $1.85 million. He currently has a cap hit of $925,000.
The Oilers currently have a cap space of about $19.73 million.
Whichever team ends up with Pirri, they’ll be without him for a few weeks after the forward suffered from a lower-body injury that appeared to be an ankle injury after he crashed into the boards awkwardly back on Feb. 14.
Speaking of the Oilers, Brandon Davidson has been signed to a two-year deal; check that out on The Hockey Writers.
Ben Smith covers the CHL for The Hockey Writers. He also writes for HockeyNow Magazine, FlamesNation and SB Nation.