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Oilers waive Grebeshkov, Potter

Oct 30, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT

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After losing for the ninth time in 14 games last night, the Oilers decided to shake things up.

On Tuesday, the club announced it had put veteran defensemen Denis Grebeshkov and Corey Potter on waivers. Grebeshkov, 30, had appeared in three games for the Oilers this season, his first back in Edmonton after spending the last three years in the KHL.

Potter, 29, hadn’t played this season as he’d been on injured reserve with a strained back. He did appear in 33 games last season, scoring four points while averaging over 17 minutes per night.

What’s curious is that Grebeshkov actually played in Tuesday night’s 4-0 loss to Toronto, logging 11:35 TOI while finishing a minus-1 with one blocked shot. Hardly a terrible performance, though he did play the least of the seven defensemen Edmonton dressed.

  1. davebabychreturns - Oct 30, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    It’s probably worth pointing out that the Oilers actually lost for the eleventh time in fourteen games – just three wins, and of course two losses in which they were awarded a point for getting to overtime or the shootout before finally losing.

    *barely suppresses laughter*

  2. tlow97 - Oct 30, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Back to Mazer Russia?

  3. storminator16 - Oct 30, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Also, it may also take pointing out that Grebeshkov started the season in Oklahoma City. Mike Halford always tells half the story to shape the story he wants to tell. That’s not journalism, Mike.

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