The Oilers are in search of a goalie in the trade market, but it’s unclear if the one they are looking at will become available.
Edmonton has been in contact with the Hurricanes regarding pending unrestricted free agent Petr Mrazek, according to TSN.
Hearing that the Oilers asked Carolina about the rights to pending UFA goalie Petr Mrazek but for now the Hurricanes are still trying to sign and keep him… but the clock is ticking
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 20, 2019
Mikko Koskinen recently signed a three-year deal with Edmonton last year, but he was inconsistent in goal and the team would clearly like to supplement him at the position.
Edmonton traded its other goalie, Cam Talbot, to the Flyers during the season. He started the year in goal for the Oilers but lost playing time when the team hired Ken Hitchcock as its interim coach.
However, while the Oilers are looking at Mrazek, according to TSN, the Hurricanes are doing all they can to re-sign the goalie.
The team has until June 23 before Mrazek can start meeting with other teams, so the clock is ticking for Carolina to get a deal done.
They could also trade his rights to the Oilers and they could try to work out a deal with him in the next few days.
Free agents can officially sign with any team July 1.