After trading defenseman Justin Schultz and forward Teddy Purcell in separate deals this weekend, the Edmonton Oilers have claimed forward Adam Cracknell and defenseman Adam Pardy off waivers on Monday.
The #Oilers have claimed forward Adam Cracknell (Vancouver) and defenceman Adam Pardy (Winnipeg) off waivers.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) February 29, 2016
Cracknell, 30, has appeared in 126 NHL games spanning across six seasons, tallying 11 goals and 27 points, while registering a minus-2 rating. He has appeared in a career-high 44 games this season with the Vancouver Canucks, tallying five goals and 10 points, both also serving as career bests. The right winger has also spent time with the St. Louis Blues and Columbus Blue Jackets, but was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the ninth round, 279th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Pardy, 31, is currently playing in his eighth NHL season. The native of Bonavista, Newfoundland, has appeared in just 14 games with the Winnipeg Jets this season, tallying one assist and registering a minus-3. In 329 NHL contests, Pardy has scored 45 assists and 49 points, while producing a plus-12 rating, while playing with the Jets, Flames, Buffalo Sabres and Dallas Stars. He was drafted by the Flames in the sixth round, 173rd overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
The #Oilers have claimed Adam Pardy and Adam Cracknell, which will cost Edmonton $338,710 in cap space the rest of the regular season.
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) February 29, 2016
With Cracknell and Pardy under contract, the Oilers currently have about $4.26 million of cap space.
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