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Edmonton Oilers could use the same strategy as Tampa Lightning did in the past


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Will Bloggs
July 7, 2024  (12:30)
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The Edmonton Oilers are exploring placing Evander Kane on Long Term Injury Reserve (LTIR)
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The Edmonton Oilers are exploring placing Evander Kane on Long Term Injury Reserve (LTIR) due to his severe hip issue, as discussed by Oilers President and Interim GM Jeff Jackson.

Kane's health has notably affected his performance, particularly in the latter part of the season and playoffs, leading to multiple consultations to determine his best path forward.
Utilizing LTIR would temporarily remove Kane's $5.125 million cap hit, granting the Oilers crucial financial flexibility, especially near the trade deadline. This strategy, used by teams like the Vegas Golden Knights and Tampa Bay Lightning, could help the Oilers enhance their roster without exceeding cap limits.
By March 1, 2025, Kane's contract shifts from a no-movement clause to a modified no-trade clause, potentially facilitating a trade for further roster improvements. The Oilers aim to ensure Kane's health and make strategic moves to effectively navigate NHL salary cap constraints.
Source: Oilers Nation
Oilers have a great chance to take advantage of the salary cap loophole
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