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January 23, 2017 | 3:18pm ET
Oilers could add top-six winger

The Edmonton Oilers are looking around the NHL for a top-six winger to add to their roster prior to the March 1 trade deadline.

Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli has been looking for a veteran defenseman to add to his roster, but appears more inclined to adding a blueliner in the final year of his contract, which would not affect the team's protection list for the June 21 expansion draft.

Up front, however, Chiarelli and his staff are interested in adding an offensive-minded winger, with term on his contract, and could focus primarily on the left side of the ice.

Left wing Patrick Maroon has done well playing alongside Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, though Milan Lucic has found most of his time lately on the team's third line with the struggling Benoit Pouliot often set up on the team's second line.

The Oilers may also be in the market for a third-line center and could look to add one if they come up short on a left winger by the March 1 trade deadline.

Chiarelli and his staff have plenty salary cap space to work with and could be fairly active in the coming weeks as the club battles for first in the Pacific Division.


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