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Oilers make controversial change to their line up.

Oilers make a controversial move.

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The Edmonton Oilers haven't announced anything officially yet, but it appears they have made a very controversial decision.

Reid Wilkins of 630 CHED is now reporting that the Oilers have made a significant change to their line up, sending rookie Kailer Yamamoto to the sidelines after 9 games played at the National Hockey League level, presumably a precursor to the fact that his time with Edmonton this season is at an end. 

Yammamoto has been one of the few bright spots for the Oilers, who are off to a shaky start to the season, and many felt he had earned his spot on the roster and as a result expected the Oilers to burn the first year of his entry-level contract. 

Making matters worse for fans in Edmonton, his replacement will be veteran Jussi Jokinen, a player that the Oilers have reportedly been trying to trade away to a rival NHL team.

While it's still not official, the signs are all there, and it looks like the Oilers are on the verge of an extremely unpopular move.