Jeff Petry D EDM 18 Days

Petry could be trade bait for teams that are in need of a defensive defenseman, according to the Edmonton Journal.

Petry will be an unrestricted free agent in July so the Oilers, who are already in trade mode, could be thinking of trading him and getting something back rather than losing him to free agency. Petry won't bring back a top pick or player but something is still better than nothing.

Jeff Petry D EDM 24 Days

Petry was credited with an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Red Wings.

The blueliner typically tops the 20-minute mark in ice time most nights for the Oilers, but he's usually tasked with staying in his own zone. With nine points and a minus-18 rating over 40 games, Petry doesn't offer much value in fantasy circles.

Jeff Petry D EDM 3 Months

Petry scored his first goal of the year Thursday against Ottawa, and it was a big one -- a game-tying tally in the third period that completed the Oilers' comeback from a 3-1 deficit to force overtime.

It's a nice moment for Petry, helping his team get a point in the overtime loss, but his lack of scoring prowess and regular minuses -- his minus-1 Thursday pushed him to minus-5 in the last four games -- make him hard to roll out in fantasy.

Jeff Petry D EDM 4 Months

Coach Dallas Eakins said Petry (undisclosed) isn't dealing with an injury and will be a healthy scratch Tuesday versus the Kings, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.

Eakins cited Petry's abbreviated training camp due to a shoulder injury as the primary reason for the Oilers giving him an early rest. Darnell Nurse will take his spot in the lineup Tuesday, but look for Petry to assume his spot on the top pairing with Andrew Ference in Wednesday's match against Arizona.

Jeff Petry D EDM 4 Months

Petry (undisclosed) will be out of the lineup Tuesday against the Kings, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

Coach Dallas Eakins stated a desire to get top blueline prospect Darnell Nurse some game action after he sat out the previous two games, so it appears Petry's undisclosed ailment will allow him to follow through with the plan. There's nothing to suggest Petry's absence will be a long-term concern, however, so there's a chance he could be available as early as Wednesday versus the Coyotes.

Jeff Petry D EDM 4 Months

Petry hasn't participated in any exhibition contests after suffering a shoulder injury on the first day of training camp, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.

The injury occurred when Petry collided with teammate Anton Lander in a scrimmage, with his left shoulder taking the brunt of the damage. After taking last week off, Petry has been on the ice with his team for the past two days, with a return to preseason action likely to come later this week. The 26-year-old, who is on a one-year deal with the Oilers, is expected to assume a top-four role on defense. He has some sandpaper in his game (181 hits, 132 blocks in 80 contests in 2013-14), but a minus-22 rating might have limited his overall fantasy impact.

Jeff Petry D EDM 7 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 7 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 Sep 23 '79

Jeff Petry returned to action on Thursday December 12.

Jeff Petry D EDM Sep 20 '79

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.