The Edmonton Oilers are looking for a third pairing defenceman with some muscle and/or meanness.
They had Mark Fistric and Theo Peckham last year but didn’t like either enough to resign them, although they miss Fistric’s hitting ability.
Fistric is now with the Anaheim Ducks; Peckham now plays for the Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL farm team.
Pittsburgh Penguins defencemaman Deryk Engelland’s name keeps coming up as a possibility in a trade, if not to Edmonton, somewhere else.
He’s certainly tough and he was born in Edmonton