Oilers place 25-year-old forward on waivers despite solid start to the season.

Oilers place young center on the waiver wire.

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Oilers place 25-year-old forward on waivers despite solid start to the season.

The Edmonton Oilers have exposed one of their former second round draft picks to the waiver wire.

A report from ESPN insider Pierre Lebrun has revealed that the Oilers made the decision on Friday to waive center Anton Lander despite the fact that he has had respectable performances for Edmonton this season.

Lander, the former 40th overall pick in the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft, has appeared in 16 games for Edmonton thus far this season, picking up a single goal and two assists but despite that has a very respectable plus minus rating of 4 over that stretch. 

The issue appears to be that for a player his smaller size the expectation is that Lander would produce considerably more on the offensive side of the puck, although there's been no kind of official confirmation in that regard.

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