Oilers sign defenseman Darnell Nurse to 2-year contract
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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers have signed Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract, ending a lengthy stalemate with one of their top defensemen.
The team did not disclose financial terms.
The 23-year-old Nurse led Edmonton blue liners in 2017-18 with six goals and 20 assists in 82 games.
Nurse had said he wouldn't participate in training camp without a new contract.
The two-year "bridge deal" will keep Nurse in Edmonton until the team can free up some cap space and potentially sign him to a contract worth more money or for a longer term.
It's a similar type of deal to the two-year, $6.3 million contract the Winnipeg Jets and defenseman Josh Morrissey agreed to on Sunday.
The Oilers opened their preseason Monday night in Calgary against the Flames.
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Updated September 17, 2018