The Edmonton Oilers are going to have to proceed in this off-season as though Oscar Klefbom will not be able to play in 2021-22.

That means having a solid, reliable veteran D-man ready to go in his place, in case the worst-case scenario about Klefbom’s health and future come true. Because they’re just not sure about Oscar.

I believe Edmonton’s #1 target in that regard is Duncan Keith, and that the interest between Keith’s camp and the Oilers is mutual.

This, according to Elliott Friedman of NHL on Rogers:

“Word is Keith and team are working together to get him to a place he wants to go”.

Where night that be?  Well, Keith considers the Okanagan “home”, near where he spent his teens in Penticton, British Columbia.