Keith Aulie
D FA
2 years ago

Aulie was released from his professional tryout contract on Sunday, Lightning beat writer Erik Erlendsson reports.

EDGE Analysis

Aulie signed a PTO agreement with the Coyotes at the beginning of September, but didn't do enough to secure a spot on the final roster. He spent the 2014-15 season with the Oilers, playing in just 31 games, but he'll now head back to the open market in search for another NHL look.

Keith Aulie
D FA
2 years ago

Aulie signed a professional tryout contract with the Coyotes on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Aulie will audition for a role on the Coyotes' third defensive pair or as a seventh defenseman during training camp, with his roster spot likely being dictated by how well younger options like Klas Dahlbeck, Connor Murphy, and Brandon Gormley perform in training camp. The 26-year-old had difficulty earning ice time on an Oilers squad short on quality defenders last season, skating in only 31 games and providing just one point.

Keith Aulie
D FA
2 years ago

Aulie wasn't extended a qualifying offer Monday by the Oilers and will become an unrestricted free agent, Jason Gregor of the Edmonton Journal reports.

After signing with the Oilers last summer, Aulie ended up only appearing in 31 games, as the coaching staff typically opted to make him a healthy scratch. The fact that Aulie struggled to see the ice on one of the league's poorest defensive units doesn't bode well for his chances of earning a meaningful role with any other team.

Keith Aulie
D FA
3 years ago

Aulie has cleared waivers, according to the Oilers web site.

The Oilers will likely wait until after the carnage of Monday's trade deadline before decided where Aulie should report to.

Keith Aulie
D FA
3 years ago

Aulie was placed on waiver by the Oilers on Sunday, according to the Edmonton Journal.

Aulie was not in the Oilers future plans as he has only played 18 games this season. If he passes through waivers he will likely be sent to the AHL.

Keith Aulie
D FA
3 years ago

Aulie will be eligible to play Tuesday against the Red Wings after serving his two-game suspension.

Aulie wasn't a regular in the Edmonton lineup prior to the banishment, so there's no guarantee that interim coach Todd Nelson will end up using him Tuesday. He hasn't tallied a single point in his 13 games with the Oilers on the season.

Keith Aulie
D FA
3 years ago

Aulie has been suspended two games for an illegal check to the head of Calgary's Matt Stajan during Wednesday's game.

The 25-year-old will thus be forced to sit Friday and Sunday before becoming eligible to return Tuesday against Detroit. Aulie has yet to score in 13 games with Edmonton this season, but he has logged 49 penalty minutes.

Keith Aulie
D FA
3 years ago

The Oilers recalled Aulie from AHL Oklahoma City on Monday, Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun reports.

Aulie is expected to take Andrew Ference's place in the lineup, since Ference has been suspended for three games.

Keith Aulie
D FA
3 years ago

Aulie will begin the season in Oklahoma City of the AHL, according to the Edmonton Journal.

This is a little bit of a head scratcher as the Oilers signed Aulie as a free agent during the offseason. Aulie also has a one-way contract which should tell you all you need to know about how bad he had to play this preseason in order not to make the team.

Keith Aulie
D FA
3 years ago

The Edmonton Oilers have signed Keith Aulie to a one-year deal.

Aulie had an assist in 15 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning last season. He's just 25 years old, but we doubt he'll ever be much more than a third-pairing defenseman.