Edmonton Oilers Set To Overpay Fringe Forward In Desperate Attempt To Spark Success

Published November 18, 2023 at 11:23

The Oilers will look to get a spark from this forward who is set to return to the lineup tonight, however, it will cost them handsomely.

Connor Brown Set To Return to Oilers Lineup Today

Connor Brown has missed the last few weeks due to a lower-body injury. The forward was previously playing in the Oilers' top-6 and despite having a slow start production-wise, has played meaningful minutes for the Club. With their slow start, the Oilers will look to Brown to give them the spark they need to turn things around.

All signs are pointing to Brown returning to the top line with McDavid.

Brown skating on a line with RNH and McDavid.

He will return to the lineup tomorrow.

He was playing quite well the five games prior to tweaking his groin, and he needs to get back to that level right away.

Brown's Return Will Cost the Oilers A Few Million Against the Cap

While the Oilers definitely need a spark to keep turning things around this season, the move will cost them. Brown is signed to a $775,000 contract this year, however, it is laden with signing bonuses. The deal gives Brown a $3.225MM bonus that kicks in when he reaches his tenth game of the season, which is today.

Connor Brown will play his 10th game for the Oilers tomorrow. This means his $3.225M performance bonus will kick in and count against EDM's cap next season.

While this move will help the Oilers in the short term, it definitely proves to be a longer-term risk if it doesn't actually help the team turn things around. The signing bonus could have implications regarding how much room the Oilers have to sign players this offseason.

As seen on Pro Hockey Rumors - "Connor Brown To Return Saturday And Reach His Bonus"
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Edmonton Oilers Set To Overpay Fringe Forward In Desperate Attempt To Spark Success

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