Jesse Puljujarvi on potential return to Edmonton Oilers: “You can never say no”


Edmonton Oilers restricts free forward Jesse Puljujarvi backed down on his statement that he will never play for the Oilers again and is considering a potential return.“You can never say no,” Puljujarvi told the Finnish newspaper Tampere Iltalehti. “I grew up and I see it a little differently. There is now a different GM and Head Coach. Form a winning team in Edmonton. I may still play there. ”

Puljujarvi left the Oilers at the end of the 2018-19 season and last season played with Karpat in the SM-Liiga of Finland. In 56 games for Karpat, Puljujarvi scored 24 goals and 53 points.

On his last conference call with Oilers general manager Ken Holland and head coach Dave Tippett, Puljujarvi said, “It was a good and constructive conference call. However, I will not go into details. The appeal left a positive overall image. ”

Fourth overall pick in the 2016 Oilers NHL Draft, Puljujarvi struggled to carve out a regular place in the Oilers roster with multiple stints in the American Hockey League. In his third year with the Oilers, the Finnish forward scored four goals and nine points in 46 games.

In 139 games in the NHL, the 22-year-old has scored 17 goals and 37 points.


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