June 9, 2019 | 1:38pm ET
OILERS DISCUSSING NEW DEAL WITH CHIASSON
Alex Chiasson, right wing
The Edmonton Oilers are in contract discussions with Alex Chiasson, according to the Edmonton Journal, though it’s unclear if any progress has been made, to date.
Chiasson’s agent, Pat Morris, confirmed to the Journal that he has spoken with Oilers GM Ken Holland, but noted there’s “nothing serious” to report.
The paper suggests Chiasson could look to sign a three-year deal worth in between $2 million and $3 million per season. He made $650,000 this season.
Chiasson, 28, is the Oilers’ lone pending unrestricted free agent forward. In 73 games with the Oilers this season, he registered a career-high 22 goals and 16 assists for 38 points.
Holland is currently exploring multiple roster moves, including trading veteran winger Milan Lucic.
It was reported on Saturday the Oilers and Vancouver Canucks are in talks on a deal that would send Lucic to Vancouver and winger Loui Eriksson to Edmonton.
The Oilers currently have just under $10 million in available salary cap space.