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Oilers acquire forward Nick Bjugstad from Coyotes

Veteran forward Nick Bjugstad has been traded from the Arizona Coyotes to the Edmonton Oilers, Sportsnet can confirm.

Bjugstad is in the midst of an improved season, with 13 goals and 23 points that put him on pace for the most points since the 2018-19 season. 

The 33-year-old will provide the Oilers some bottom-six forward depth and is capable of playing both centre and on the wing. And with just a $900,000 cap hit for the remainder of the season, Bjugstad likely had plenty of suitors on the trade market.

This trade allows the deep-rebuilding Coyotes to retain another future asset, something they certainly had in mind when they signed Bjugstad as a free agent last year.


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