Greybeard Included? Oilers usher in any other 30-something vet, this time a hard-checking winger on a PTO


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This in from the Edmonton Oilers: “The Oilers have signed ahead Colton Sceviour to a pro tryout settlement. Sceviour spent the 2020-21 season enjoying with the Pittsburgh Penguins, notching 5 objectives, 5 assists and two penalty mins in 46 video games. Earlier than becoming a member of the Penguins, the 32-year-old performed portions of his occupation with the Dallas Stars, who drafted him within the fourth spherical (112th total) in 2007, in addition to the Florida Panthers.”

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My take

1. Sceviour is a hard-working veteran with a variety of grit and respectable ability. He’s bounced across the AHL and NHL for years, scoring a occupation top of 11 NHL objectives two times, in 2017-18 and 2015-16. He hasn’t performed within the AHL since 2013-14 when he post 63 issues in 54 video games for the Texas Stars. He was once a killer AHLer who has labored his manner into 500 NHL common season video games.

2. Why signal him to a PTO versus bringing again Alex Chiasson, a cast defensive participant and tool play ace? I’m now not certain. I favored Chiasson’s recreation nice, however most likely the participant and/or the group want to cross in a distinct route.

3. The Oilers are down one prospect winger with Dylan Holloway now out after surgical procedure. They may well be down a veteran proper winger if Kailer Yamamoto doesn’t signal. That suggests there are one or two jobs to be had at the wing for the Oilers, with Tyler Benson, Brendan Perlini, Cooper Marody, Devin Shore and now Sceviour scuffling with for the ones one or two jobs.

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