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Kris Knoblauch is Fed Up with Forward and is Looking to Trade Him Now

Published February 22, 2024 at 6:57 PM

While the Edmonton Oilers have drastically turned things around since the firing of head coach Jay Woodcroft, one of their players hasn't. Despite the team rallying around new coach Kris Knoblauch, one of his forwards just isn't having any impact at all, and it seems Knoblauch wants him gone.

Oilers Forward has Worn Out His Welcome in Edmonton

According to a report from Sportsnet Insider Mark Spector, Connor Brown's inability to score this season has landed him in Knoblauch's doghouse, and the Oilers are likely ready to move on.

"Mark Spector wonders if the Edmonton Oilers would consider parting with F Connor Brown. He has been listed as a healthy scratch and with his underwhelming play this season, he could be someone the team opts to move."

Edmonton Coach Kris Knoblauch has had Enough of One of His Forwards

Brown was drafted into the NHL in the sixth round by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2012. However, he would spend two seasons in the minors before getting his shot in an NHL lineup. Once he did, Brown looked like he could develop in a good depth player. Despite seasons where he scored 20 goals with Toronto, and 21 with the Ottawa Senators, Brown has sputtered over the past few years. This season has been brutal, as he's played 45 games without scoring a goal. His time on ice has been as low as nine minutes per game over his last five.


The Oilers may want to rid themselves of Brown's minimal cap hit, but doing so might not be easy. There isn't a huge market for a 30-year-old struggling forward. That said, as part of a package with assets, GM Ken Holland may have a shot at landing another forward before the trade deadline on March 8.

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