Oilers end PTO, send 3 down, and send 2 to waivers.

Oilers end PTO, send 3 down, and send 2 to waivers.

The Edmonton Oilers trim down their training camp roster, cutting six players on Saturday.

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We are roughly midway through National Hockey League training camps and that means you can expect a number of teams to make a significant number of cuts to their training camp rosters in the coming days. The Edmonton Oilers are no exception to this rule and on Saturday they announced that 6 players would be leaving training camp for a variety of different reasons.

The Oilers have announced that 27 year old undrafted defenseman Alex Peters has been released from his professional tryout offer, with Peters now assigned to the Oilers' American Hockey League affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors.

Joining Peters in the AHL will be goaltender Olivier Rodrigue, a former Oilers 2nd round pick (62nd overall) and the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, forward Carter Savoie, a former Oilers 4th round pick (100th overall) at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, and defenseman Noel Hoefenmayer, a former Arizona Coyotes 4th round pick (108th overall) at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Also potentially joining Peters in the AHL will be veteran NHL centermen Drake Caggiula and Greg McKegg, although in these cases both men will have to go through the waiver process before being sent down. That means that any team submitting a claim for either player prior to tomorrow at noon could add either man to their roster, and effectively get them with no return coming back the Oilers' way.

You can expect the Oilers to continue to trim down their training camp roster as the preseason begins to wind down and as the NHL season, which kicks off on October 10th, draws ever closer.