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Oilers forward Ryan Potulny to become UFA

Jun 28, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

Among others, the Edmonton Oilers gave qualifying offers to Andrew
Cogliano, Jeff Deslauriers and Devan Dubnyk this afternoon. One player
not getting an offer, surprisingly, is forward Ryan Potulny.

Coming
off his first full season in the NHL (64 games in 2010-11), Potulny had
15 goals and 31 points and was one of the few bright spots with the
Oilers last season.

He’s a skilled forward that can bring
production to a team’s third or fourth line and with him now set to
become a free agent, he’ll be a great pick up for any team looking for
scoring depth for a good price. He’s been successful at the AHL level as
well, scoring 109 points in 128 AHL games between 2007 and 2009.

  1. moe - Jun 29, 2010 at 10:56 AM

    There are a lot of 3rd and 4th liners available all over the league. However, there is a shortage of quality 1st and 2nd line forwards.

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