Oilers Mistake Set to Force 20-Goal Scorer Onto the Free Agent Market Mid-Season

Published November 8, 2023 at 10:58

Connor Brown's time in Edmonton may be cut short due to his contract combined with a lack of early production. During the offseason, the 28-year-old forward signed a one-year contract with the Oilers worth $775,000.

Despite playing nine games for the Oilers this season, he has yet to record a point and has a +/- rating of -9. His absence from Monday's game due to an undisclosed injury has placed him day-to-day.

Oilers Will be Forced to Make a Complicated Decision With Connor Brown in the Coming Days

However, the Oilers are now compelled to make a decision because Brown's contract includes a clause that triggers a $3.25 million salary for the following year if he plays another game.

It's worth noting that Brown is still recovering from surgery he underwent last season after suffering an ACL injury while playing for the Washington Capitals. This injury cut short his season after just four games.

Prior to that, he spent three seasons in Ottawa and four in Toronto, which could make the latter a potential suitor for Brown if the Oilers decide to release him.

Throughout his NHL career, Brown has accumulated 90 goals and 126 assists in 457 games.

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Oilers Mistake Set to Force 20-Goal Scorer Onto the Free Agent Market Mid-Season

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