Where does the top prospect Oscar Klefbom fit on the Edmonton Oilers blueline?

Maybe nowhere for now.

Unless I’m reading the wrong tea leaves it appears the Oilers have six guys with spots locked up — Ladislav Smid Jeff Petry Justin Schultz Andrew Ference Nick Schultz and Denis Grebeshkov (one-way deal not brought back to play in OKC for $1.5 million) — which means Klefbom is in a dogpile with Corey Potter (currently nursing a sore back) Philip Larsen (one-way contract for$1.025 million) the recently-arrived Russian Anton Belov and farmhands Taylor Fedun and Brandon Davidson for the seventh spot if head coach Dallas Eakins doesn’t change things and opt for eight D-men to start the season.

In the long-term Klefbom could be a top-pairing guy with Justin Schultz but for now he may have to start in the AHL with the Oklahoma City Barons at least for a while to get familiar with the North American game. Plus he’s on a two-way contract even if he’s played in the Swedish Elite League for a couple of years against grown men. Whatever the case is Klefbom will play in Tuesday night’s preseason game against the Winnipeg Jets with Grebeshkov as his partner.

He’s waited a week since taking a shoulder in the face from U of Alberta Golden Bears’forward Levko Koper late in the 4-3 Bearswin over the Oilers rookies.

Klefbom was bent over as he tried to check Koper. It wasn’t as bad as it first looked but Klefbom took the check on the chin. He had concussion-type symptoms so was kept out of the weekend games against the Calgary Flames.

Nugent-Hopkins Oilers talking contract extension

Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle got them last year — now it looks like contract-extension talks between Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’s agent and the Oilers are underway.

Agent Rick Valette is in Edmonton to talk with Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish and senior vice-president of hockey operations Scott Howson about it.

An extension to the 20-year-old centre’s contract will probably be six to seven years in length.

The Oilers inked Hall to a seven-year extension worth $42 million in late August 2012 with Eberle scoring a six-year extension worth $36 million a week later.