According to TSN senior reporter Frank Seravalli, the Oilers are moving forward on a contract extension for defenseman Adam Larsson.
“The Oilers have three top-13 players in the Free Agent Frenzy standings, so a lot of work for GM Ken Holland to do,” Seravalli said Thursday of insider trading. “No update at this time on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, there is nothing new on these expansion discussions yet.
“However, the Oilers have made progress with defenseman Adam Larsson and his camp on a possible overtime. It’s not imminent and won’t happen until the puck drops in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but I think at this point it’s fair to say that both teams are optimistic that one deal could be made once the playoffs are over, likely in the three to four year interval. “
Ranked 13th among TSN Hockey’s top 30 free agents this summer, Larsson has three goals and nine points in 55 games this season with a 19:45 ice time average.
Acquired in 2016 from the New Jersey Devils for Taylor Hall, Larsson has 15 goals and 67 points in 328 games since joining the Oilers. He has 24 goals and 136 points in 602 career NHL games between the Devils and the Oilers.
The 28-year-old currently carries a cap of $ 4.17 million on the six-year deal he signed with the Devils in 2015.