The Oilers have traded Ladislav Smid and Oliver Roy to the Calgary Flames for goaltending prospect Laurent Brossoit and Roman Horak. This is an obvious salary dump for the Oilers; Smid’s cap hit is 3.5 million for 4 years.
This trade by itself makes little sense from an Oilers perspective. The Oilers trading one of their few physical defence for a couple of prospects.
Darren Dreger of TSN is reporting that the Oilers may be close to signing Ilya Bryzgalov but the Oilers had enough cap space to make that deal without dumping Smid’s salary
There is more to come… Stay tuned.
Update Bryzgalov has been signed by the Edmonton Oilers