Lander had one goal and two assists in 61 games for Edmonton. At one time the Oilers had hope that Lander would be come a second line center but those prospects seem dim at best. The Oilers are loaded at center with Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins so his future may not be with the team.
Lander will be a healthy scratch for the game Monday versus the Capitals, reports the Edmonton Journal. Lander hasn't scored a point in 20 games this season so the only question that should really be asked is what took the team so long to make this move?
Anton Lander scored three goals on four shots in Tuesday's preseason victory over the Coyotes.
Anton Lander picked up two assists and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 4-2 victory over the Kings.
Anton Lander signed a two-year, $1.97 million contract extension with the Oilers on Thursday, Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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