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07-02-2013, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Monctonscout View Post
Mark Fistric is a few days away from testing free agency.
The Oilers may see who is out there and what their options are first, but it's possible they will circle back to him if he's still available. In 25 games with Edmonton, Fistric posted six assists, 88 hits, 53 blocks and a plus-6 rating.

Would be a nice fit here with Emelin out.

I watched quite a few Oilers games and he wasn't the same after he attempted a check and ran into the boards and hurt his back/tailbone. Great crease clearer but once Emelin comes back would probably be delegated to 7th defenseman status. I am always skeptical when a team such as Edmonton releases or doesn't sign a player like Fistric because they desperately need a physical presence on the back end. They also let Teubert go; another physical player that just was lost on their back end.

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