Oilers have dipped into wire waiver to increase the depth of their wings. The team has claimed Valentin Zykov off from lightening from the Carolina Hurricanes.
Zykov headed to #LetsGoOilers https://t.co/3ThHjuPDkJ
– Daily Faceoff (@ DailyFaceoff) 30 November 2018
Zykov was originally designed by LA Kings in the second half of 2013 and he then traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in a deadline agreement involving Kris Versteeg back in 2016. He is a big, strong winger, who uses his size to excel low and in front of the net. He also has good shooting skills and high-end skills.
Zykov, winger 6 & # 39; 1 from Russia, has posted a very good number in AHL, but has not been translated into NHL at this point. Last year, he scored 33 goals and collected 54 points in 63 matches for Charlotte Checkers, good for most teams in goals and second for points. He also scored three goals and seven points in 10 matches with Carolina in the NHL last season.
He is in a two-year contract with a discount of $ 675,000 so there is almost no risk attached to this claim. Zykov, considering his skills and success in AHL, is someone who can burn if played in the right situation here. If successful, he will be a bargain for his punch. If not, then he can be thrown back on lightness and the team can try again with others. Maybe Zykov did with Ryan Spooner as JJ Khaira's wing around and Connor McDavid's line had shifted double with occasional.
I imagined Patrick Russell, who did not need relief, would be sent back to AHL Bakersfield to make room for Zykov. I want to see Zykov in the top six, but I don't know who from Jesse Puljujarvi, Alex Chiasson, or Drake Caggiula I will take from the mix now.
I wrote about acquiring Zykov in WWYDW earlier this week, Christian Pagnani advised Oilers to claim it yesterday when he continued to ignore, and Dusty Nielson talked about him yesterday inside The Nation.
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Source: Elliotte Friedman, Verified Twitter Account, 11/30/2018 – 10:03 MST