It may not be the way Sheldon Souray wanted to get out of Dodge, but the disgruntled Edmonton blueliner may get his wish yet.
Twenty-four hours after the NHL’s 2010 Free Agency frenzy commenced, Oilers GM Steve Tambellini has placed the man with the 100 mph slapshot on waivers.
Souray has two years left on a five-year deal that will pay him $5.4 million a season. His cap hit may entice a club to bite – $4.5M per.
The move comes on the heels of the arrival of blueliners Jim Vandermeer, Kurtis Foster and the resigning of Jason Strudwick to a one-year deal.
Souray’s demise in his home-town organization has been rather disappointing for Oiler fans, some of which was a result of untimely injuries. You’ve gotta think Souray can still help a team looking to shore up its PP.
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Written by Scott Pattison
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