Jeff Petry D EDM 2 Months

Jeff Petry has agreed to a one-year, $3.1 million contract for the 2014-15 campaign.

Petry is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent next summer, so he will be the subject of trade rumors if the Oilers once again struggle to make the playoffs. He had 17 points and 42 penalty minutes in 80 games last season.

Jeff Petry D EDM 2 Months

Jeff Petry is reportedly surfacing in trade discussions.

He has arbitration rights and can become an unrestricted free agent after the 2014-15 season. The 26-year-old blueliner had seven goals and 17 points in 80 games last season. He also averaged 21:35 of ice time per match, which placed him second on the Oilers.

Jeff Petry D EDM 9 Months

Jeff Petry returned to action on Thursday December 12.

Jeff Petry D EDM 9 Months

Jeff Petry (head) was on the ice with the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

Petry sustained the injury during Saturday's game, but he's already symptom-free. "I had a little bit of a headache the next day but we couldn't pinpoint it to the hit. I've had a little sinus thing going on and when I took medicine for that, the headache cleared up so this is just precautionary," Petry explained. If all goes well, he'll probably play on Thursday.

Jeff Petry D EDM 9 Months

Jeff Petry was feeling better on Sunday after leaving Saturday's game with a head injury.

Petry was sandwiched by David Jones and Sven Baertschi into the glass and did not return to action. "Jeff's doing better this morning, we're cautiously optimistic that he dodged a bullet," coach Dallas Eakins said. He had six points and a minus-10 rating in 30 games. Consider Petry day-to-day for now.

Jeff Petry D EDM 9 Months

Jeff Petry suffered a head injury in the second period Saturday and did not return.

The Flames David Jones and Sven Baertschi sandwiched Petry into the glass and Petry suffered the head injury. Consider him day-to-day for now. He has six points and a minus-10 rating in 30 games so he really should not have been in your fantasy lineup.

Jeff Petry D EDM 9 Months

Jeff Petry will be back in the Edmonton Oilers lineup Saturday.

Petry was a healthy scratch on Thursday as Martin Marincin made his NHL debut. Coach Dallas Eakins sat Petry as he thought that the defenseman had some tough games of late and he wanted Petry to observe. Marincin or Corey Potter will sit out on Saturday. Petry has six points and a minus-10 rating in 29 games this season and leads the Oilers in average time on ice at 22:03 minutes per game.

Jeff Petry D EDM 9 Months

Jeff Petry will be a healthy scratch Thursday.

The move is especially surprising because Petry leads the Oilers in average ice time at 22:03 per contest. Coach Dallas Eakins is referring to Petry's seat in the press box as an opportunity to "reset" after some tough outings. He appears to taking the decision in stride, which is a good sign. "Dallas said I have to be accountable and like I've said I haven't been playing well ... he wants me to watch and hit the reset button," said Petry. "I can make this situation frustrating or I can sit out and make a positive out of it. He wants me to be harder to play against." Petry has six points and a minus-10 rating in 29 games.

Jeff Petry D EDM Mar 05 '13

Jeff Petry posted a goal and a fight in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to Columbus.

His third goal of the year opened the scoring in the contest and he dropped the gloves with Jackets forward Matt Calvert later in the first period. Petry has been very good of late with five points, 11 penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating in his past five games. Ryan Whitney and Magnus Paajarvi also scored for the Oilers in the defeat.

Jeff Petry D EDM Feb 17 '13

Jeff Petry returned to action on Saturday February 16.