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The start of the 2019-20 NHL season is looming, with the preseason set to kick off in September. While many rosters are close to being settled, some key players remain either unsigned, unhappy or potentially on the trade block.

One player who could be moved is Edmonton Oilers winger Jesse Puljujarvi. According to TSN’s Ryan Rishaug, the Oilers were open to moving him late last season if “a proper return” could be found. However, no deal came to fruition.

“MTV also quoted Puljujarvi’s agent, Markus Lehto, saying that the NHL is still Puljujarvi’s top priority, that money isn’t the issue and if it had been, Puljujarvi would have signed with the KHL two months ago,” Staples nike nfl jerseys cheap2

While Karpat hasn’t officially made Puljujarvi an offer, the possibility of him signing with a European team could force the Oilers to act on a trade while they still can. Was the MTV report an effort from Puljujarvi’s camp to legitimize the threat? Kurt Leavins of the Edmonton Journal recently brought up a different potential motive:

“I can confirm that at least as of yesterday…no such offer has been forthcoming, nor has there ever been a negotiation. And to be fair to Karpat manager Harri Aho, he didn’t say there had been. But it is surely a coincidence that Aho should make any comment at all. After all, Aho’s son Sebastian Aho is property of the Carolina Hurricanes. And the ‘Canes are one of several clubs thought to be interested in Puljujarvi. How about that, hey?”nike nfl jerseys cheap paypal

If the Hurricanes are interested in prying Puljujarvi from Edmonton, the threat of signing with a different league could help get him to Carolina—and possibly at a lower price.