It sounds like a young defenseman may be on the trading block.
While the Edmonton Oilers may not be thrilled at the prospect, it appears that due to the threat of the expansion draft as well as poential salary cap issues down the line, they are seriously contemplating dealing 25-year-old Brandon Davidson.
Davidson, a great story who’s carved out a nice niche, is not someone the Oilers want to trade, but someone they may be forced to move. First, it will be tough to protect him in the expansion draft. Second, he’s going to be due a raise, but so are Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. The Oilers also want to keep Kris Russell. You can’t keep everyone, so the Oilers are being proactive. Davidson will help someone.
Davidson hasn't been a world-beater but he has been solid when called upon. In 21 appearances for Edmoton this season the defenseman has just a single point, an assist, but carries a respectable plus minus rating of +2 and only 6 penalty minutes to his name.