Milan Lucic denies having agreed in principle with Oilers

DJ Bean
June 28, 2016 - 1:56 pm

Though he visited the team on Tuesday, Milan Lucic told Tuesday that a report that he's agreed in principle with the Oilers is "bull [rest-of-the-word]." "I haven't agreed or signed to anything yet," Lucic added. Former Edmonton Journal writer Curtis Stock initially reported that Lucic had chosen the Oilers as his next team.

Though Lucic insists nothing is agreed to yet, Edmonton should still be considered among the favorites to sign Lucic when free agency opens Friday. Another possible destination is Lucic's hometown Canucks. The NHL's interview, which opened Saturday at midnight, is for teams to have general discussions with free-agents-to-be to get a sense of what type of deal they seek. It is not considered a time for negotiations and finalizing contracts, however.