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Edmonton Oilers Looking to Dump Reliable Defenseman to Make Room for Top Player?

Published December 10, 2023 at 9:07
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A recent report suggests that the Arizona Coyotes are interested in acquiring defenseman Cody Ceci, an NHL veteran.

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Coyotes Eyeing Veteran Defenseman in Edmonton



The Coyotes, with a young and relatively inexperienced roster, are in search of a veteran to strengthen their defense. Cody Ceci has emerged as a promising option for them. He is an experienced, reliable defenseman with a reasonable contract of $3.25 million AAV, which aligns well with Arizona's financial structure.



Edmonton Looking to Create Cap Space



On the other hand, the Edmonton Oilers, Ceci's current team, might view this trade as an opportunity to reduce their salary cap. This move could provide the Oilers with additional financial flexibility to add talent to their team, especially as they aim to slowly prepare for playoffs.

In 24 games this season with the Oilers, Ceci has scored six assists and maintained a solid defensive presence, as indicated by his +5 plus/minus rating.

Do you think the Oilers will trade Ceci?

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Edmonton Oilers Looking to Dump Reliable Defenseman to Make Room for Top Player?

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