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Conflicting Report Emerges Regarding Philip Broberg; Holland Says He's Not Available

Published December 6, 2023 at 8:16

The Edmonton Oilers are finally starting to string together some wins. However, not everyone in Edmonton is having a good time. 22-year-old defenseman Phillip Broberg has had quite the day as his name has been in conflicting headline reports.

New Report Suggest Broberg Is Not Available, NHL Insiders Are Wrong

It was reported earlier today by NHL insider Frank Serravalli that 22-year-old Oilers defenseman and former 8th overall pick Phillip Broberg had been given permission to seek a trade from other NHL clubs.

Understand the #Oilers granted permission for Philip Broberg's camp to seek a trade. Sounds like there has been solid interest on that front.

Edmonton isn't interested in getting a pick back, they'd like a player. So you'll have to likely find a player in a similar situation.

The news was backed up by the Athletic, who also reported that the young blueliner would likely be on the move in the near future today.

It's almost certain that Philip Broberg has played his last game for the Edmonton Oilers, a source told The Athletic. The 22-year-old defender is expected to be moved soon.

@DNBsports shares why Edmonton granted Broberg permission to seek trade ⤵️

However, a new report from TSN's Ryan Rishaug claims that Holland never gave permission to Broberg and his agent to seek a trade from other clubs.

Rishaug's claim was made at 4:13PM pacific time this afternoon. Since then, neither side has come forward with additional statements clarifying this issue. Frank Serravalli's tweet is still public as well, but there has been no update from him on the matter either. As such, this is essentially a he said, she said situation. We may never know exactly what transpired to lead to this happening but we make a guess based on what the Oilers do next. If they chose to hold onto Broberg then we will know that this was just a rumor. If they do trade him though things will get interesting.
December 6   |   14 answers
Conflicting Report Emerges Regarding Philip Broberg; Holland Says He's Not Available

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