Kailer Yamamoto is among the many former first-round picks who haven’t signed a contract upon the expiration of their entry-level deal.

The No. 22 overall pick from the 2017 draft has firmly established himself as an NHL regular with the Edmonton Oilers over the past couple of years, but the team doesn’t appear ready to give him a long-term contract.

According to Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Sun, the most likely route for Edmonton and Yamamoto is a short-term bridge deal.