Turris will not be reassigned to AHL Bakersfield despite clearing waivers Monday, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports. While Turris is poised to remain on the 23-man roster for Opening Night against Vancouver on Wednesday, the fact that he cleared waivers will allow the Oilers to bury his contract in the minors if needed. If Turris can maintain his place on the roster, he should fill a bottom-six role but could still be utilized with the man advantage considering he has 119 career power-play points.
Turris was designated for waivers Sunday. The fact that Turris recorded just five points in 27 games last year and carries a $1.65 million cap hit means he'll likely pass through waivers unclaimed. If so, it's unclear at this point if the Oilers plan for the 32-year-old to suit up in Edmonton or down in AHL Bakersfield to start 2021-22.
Turris was promoted to the active roster Sunday, according to CapFriendly. Turris was often a healthy scratch during the regular season and finished with just five points in 27 games. If he does crack the lineup during the playoffs, he'll likely stay in a bottom-six role.
Turris was loaned to Edmonton's taxi squad Saturday. Turris' move to the taxi squad will clear a roster spot for defenseman Slater Koekkoek (collarbone) to come off IR. Given that Saturday is Edmonton's regular-season finale, Turris will finish the campaign with two goals and three assists in 27 games. Whether he'll crack the postseason lineup remains to be seen.
Turris was reassigned to the taxi squad Thursday, per CapFriendly. Turris played in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Canadiens, but he'll return to the taxi squad for now. The 31-year-old has only five points in 27 appearances this year.
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