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Oilers pick up Cracknell, Pardy off waivers

Adam Cracknell

Vancouver Canucks’ Adam Cracknell celebrates what would have been his second goal before it was turned over upon review, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT


The Edmonton Oilers have claimed forward Adam Cracknell and defenseman Adam Pardy off waivers.

Cracknell, 30, has played 44 games for the Vancouver Canucks this season, scoring five times with five assists in a bottom-six role.

Pardy, 31, has played 14 games for the Winnipeg Jets, registering one assist while logging an average of 13:06 of ice time.

Both Cracknell and Pardy are pending unrestricted free agents. Their additions may signal more moves for the Oilers, be they trades or demotions.

On Saturday, Edmonton traded d-man Justin Schultz to Pittsburgh for a third-round draft pick. That left the Oilers with just six defensemen on their active roster. Hardy makes it seven.

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