Andrew Ference
D FA
4 months ago

Ference (hip) will hang up his skates following a 16-year NHL career.

EDGE Analysis

Ference spent the entire 2016-17 season on long-term injured reserve due to a hip injury, but with his contract officially expired, will step away. The blueliner played for Pittsburgh, Calgary, Boston and Edmonton over the course of his 16-year career -- appearing in 907 games in which he racked up 43 goals, 182 helpers and 753 PIM. The 38-year-old also saw action in 120 playoff contests in which he tallied 38 points and secured a Stanley Cup championship in 2011 with the Bruins.

Andrew Ference
D FA
1 year ago

Ference (hip) was designated for long-term injured reserve Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The Oilers have been holding onto this card since the start of training camp, as the team will now be able to maximize the amount of cap savings they receive based on Ference's contract, approximately $3.1 million according to CapFriendly.com. The veteran will likely ride out the year and then retire once his contract expires.

Andrew Ference
D FA
1 year ago

Ference (hip) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Jason Gregor or TSN 1260 reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ference failed his physical heading into training camp and could be contemplating retirement. The Oilers are maintaining some salary cap flexibility by keeping the blueliner on regular IR, rather than designating him for long-term injured reserve, which they can do down the road if necessary. Fantasy owners should not expect the 37-year-old to lace them up this season, but stranger things have happened.

Andrew Ference
D FA
1 year ago

Ference (hip) failed his physical Friday and is expected to be placed on long-term injured reserve, Jim Matheson of edmontonjournal.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

At 37 years old and coming off major hip surgery in January, Ference expectedly failed his medical exam, likely spelling the end of his 18-year career. If the Stanley Cup Champion indeed decides to hang up his skates, he ends his career with 263 points in 1027 NHL games (including playoffs).

Andrew Ference
D FA
1 year ago

Ference (hip) admits that his career is most likely finished, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

After undergoing hip surgery in January, the 37-year-old defenseman will report to Oilers training camp, where he is expected to fail his physical and be placed on long-term injured reserve, effectively ending his career. Ference won the Stanley Cup in 2011 with Boston, and tallied 169 points (28 goals, 141 assists) in 656 career NHL games.

Andrew Ference
D FA
2 years ago

Ference is set to undergo hip surgery which will end his season.

EDGE Analysis

Ference is a 15-year veteran with just 225 points in 907 career games. At this stage of his career, Ference can probably wear the leadership hat just as well off the ice as he could on it.

Andrew Ference
D FA
2 years ago

Ference has been placed on injured reserved Monday Jason Gregor of TSN 1260 reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ference was activated off injured reserve a week ago, but never saw any game action and appears to still be dealing with hip issues. He'll be eligible to return whenever healthy, but there's no indication of when that will be at this point.

Andrew Ference
D FA
2 years ago

Ference (undisclosed) was activated off injured reserve by the Oilers on Sunday, Mark Spector of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Oscar Klefbom out, Ference is expected to draw into the lineup, for the Oilers' next game Monday against the Bruins. He's expected to replace Nikita Nikitin on Monday, though it's not official yet.

Andrew Ference
D FA
2 years ago

Ference (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

It isn't clear what kind of injury Ference is dealing with, but it's not as if the 36-year-old blueliner's presence on the Oilers' roster will be missed, as he's only suited up for six of Edmonton's 27 games this season, logging an average of 13:04 of ice time in those tilts. The former eighth-round pick can be considered as out indefinitely.

Andrew Ference
D FA
2 years ago

The Oilers have placed Ference on the trade block, reports Edmonton Journal.

EDGE Analysis

The Oilers are in the process of trying to trade one or two of their defensemen. Ference could be valuable to a team looking for a veteran presence on the back end of their blue line.