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Report: Oilers' Broberg granted permission to seek trade

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The Edmonton Oilers granted defenseman Philip Broberg permission to seek a trade, reports Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli.

The Oilers prefer to get a player back in return and aren't interested in receiving draft capital, Seravalli adds.

Edmonton selected Broberg with the No. 8 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. The 22-year-old has recorded 11 points in 79 career games across three seasons. He's failed to record a point through 10 contests in 2023-24.

Broberg has primarily served as the Oilers' No. 7 defenseman. He's only averaging 10:32 per game and has been a frequent healthy scratch. The Swede has also played in four AHL games this season, recording two assists.

The 22-year-old is 6-foot-4 and a fluid skater for his size.

Broberg is in the final year of his contract with a cap hit of $863,333. He'll be a restricted free agent at season's end and is under team control until 2028.

The Oilers were reportedly exploring the trade market for a goaltender earlier in the campaign.

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