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Oilers don’t waive Danis, (yet)

by Michael Baldwin Modified: June 17, 2013 at 1:05 pm •  Published: January 17, 2013

The Edmonton Oilers on Thursday waived forwards Dane Byers and Tanner House and defenseman Alex Plante but did not waive Barons goaltender Yann Danis.

The moves were made to clear the way for Byers, Plante and House to continue playing in Oklahoma City as long as no other NHL team claims them which is doubtful. None of the three are currently in Edmonton’s training camp.

The reasoning behind not waiving Danis could be the Oilers want to protect Danis a few more days in case either of Edmonton’s top two goalies — Devan Dubnyk or Nikolai Khabibulin — aren’t ready to start the season. Khabibulin spent part of the NHL lockout rehabbing an injury. Danis is not in Edmonton’s training camp.

Edmonton currently has five players on two-way, entry-level contracts. The other is forward Chris VandeVelde, who is in Edmonton’s camp but is expected to be placed on waivers and return to Oklahoma City.

by Michael Baldwin
Redhawks, Barons, MLB, NFL Reporter
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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