The Edmonton Oilers have been looking for help on the back end since starting goaltender Cam Talbot suffered a serious injury, and now we have a better idea of what kind of goaltenders they are looking it.
Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman recently touched on the Oilers goaltending situation and mentioned two goalies by name. The first, citing a report from fellow Sportsnet insider Nick Kypreos, is that of backup Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchison.
Hutchison would likely be the first choice for a number of teams looking for help in goal, he has been very strong in the American Hockey League this season. Over 12 games with the Manitoba Moose Hutchison has a 1.82 goals against average and a .947 save percentage, very impressive backup numbers.
That being said the Jets know a number of teams are shopping for goaltenders and they aren't likely going to let a valuable asset go for cheap.
Friedman also mentioned Detroit Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek, a much more surprising name:
another goalie they looked at was Detroit’s Petr Mrazek.
Remember, he blanked the Oilers 5-0 last month.
In fact Friedman believes that earlier this month things may have been imminent on that front, however he also believes that recent struggles from Mrazek have turned the Oilers off of the deal. Should they continue to consider Mrazek an option you would have to imagine they would ask the Red wings to retain salary. Mrazek has a 0.888 save percentage and a 3.72 goals against average on the season, and at a cap hit of $4 million that deal just wouldn't make sense for Edmonton.