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Career KHLer gets PTO with Oilers

september 18, 2019
The Edmonton Oilers have brought in in 28-year-old KHLer Anton Burdasov on a professional tryout. Burdasov, a right winger, has played the last two seasons with Salavat Yulaev Ufa and has spent his entire professional career in the Kontinental Hockey League.

It was rumoured earlier this summer that Burdasov was attempting to get a contract with an NHL team. A PTO means he'll have to impress Edmonton brass enough to earn a deal for the regular season. He was a KHL All-Star last season and was named player-of-the-week twice. He was also the most penalized player in the league, racking up 114 penalty minutes. However, it is worth noting how those minutes were accumulated, which you can see below.





In 386 KHL games, Burdasov has 89 goals and 87 assists for 176 points. He won the KHL's Gragarin Cup with SKA Saint Petersburg in 2015. He also won gold with Russia at the World Junior Hockey Championships in 2011.

According to Daniel Nugent-Bowman, who covers the Oilers for The Athletic, GM Ken Holland stated he was not prepared to offer Burdasov a full-fledged contract at this time, opting instead for the PTO route.



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