The Edmonton Oilers have finally gotten in on the trade action as the deadline grows nearer, acquiring defenseman Brett Kulak from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for fellow defender William Lagesson and a second-round pick.
Kulak, 28, has 13 points in 56 games, four points shy of his career-high of 17 points in 2018-19. Kulak is more of a depth defender at this point in his career but has shown flashes of offensive brilliance and can play on the power play if needed. Kulak's bread and butter is playing a steady game in front of the crease and can play 17 minutes a night without putting his team in a bad spot.
Kulak is a pending UFA with a $1.85-million cap hit for the rest of the season.
Lagesson has played three NHL seasons, totaling six assists in 57 games. He has mainly been a depth defenseman for the Oilers, sitting out some games recently as a healthy scratch.