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Raphael Lavoie’s Future with Edmonton Oilers Uncertain Due to Salary Cap Constraints and Roster Competition

Raphael Lavoie’s Future with Edmonton Oilers Uncertain Due to Salary Cap Constraints and Roster Competition

Key points:

  • Raphael Lavoie's future with the Edmonton Oilers is uncertain due to salary cap constraints and roster competition.
  • Lavoie's performance in preseason games will determine if he makes the team or requires waivers.
  • The Oilers' decision to sign other players to longer contracts has impacted Lavoie's chances of making the roster.

The Edmonton Oilers’ salary cap situation and Raphael Lavoie’s contract could have an impact on his future with the team. Lavoie, a drafted-and-developed prospect, is battling for a roster spot and may need to go through waivers if he doesn’t make the team. The Oilers are facing cap constraints, which could affect Lavoie’s chances of making the team. The article explores how recent contracts for Evan Bouchard and Ryan McLeod have contributed to the cap situation and discusses the odds of Lavoie clearing waivers if he is put on the wire.

Read more at The Athletic

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