F - CGY
The Edmonton Oilers have decided to trade Milan Lucic to the Calgary Flames, in exchange for right winger James Neal.
The two Alberta rivals have decided to unload bad contract situations on their respective ends of the spectrum. Lucic may not be what he once was during his days in Boston, but he does have postseason experience, which can be a big plus for the Flames. Calgary took a huge step forward last season, and they appear ready to go even further in 2019. Expect Lucic to have an immediate impact on his new team.
Milan Lucic registered an assist in a win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
Lucic has had a very slow start to the season as he has four points in nine games with a minus-five rating. He didn't do much for fantasy owners last season, which looks to be continuing this season. He does rack up hits, so he may have some value to your team.
Milan Lucic scored a goal on the power-play and added an assist in the Edmonton Oilers opening night loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Running on the top power-play line, Lucic buried a sharp pass from Connor McDavid in the first period. He went on to an assist on an even-strength Leon Draisaitl goal in the third. Slated to start on the second line, Lucic actually winged the top line and if he can stick in that spot he could have a very productive season.
Lucic blasted one home far side from the top of the left circle on a quick transition play 13:21 into the first period to score his first in 29 contests.
Lucic has 10 goals and 22 assists this season.
Lucic tapped the puck to Jesse Puljujarvi who sent the puck across to Adam Larsson for the point shot. Puljujarvi cleaned up the rebound to make it 3-2 right after. The same script played out a second time as he fed the Finnish winger down the left side for a 2-on-1 breakaway with Leon Draisaitl, the latter finishing the chance early in the third.
Lucic has 9 goals and 21 assists in 47 games.