Edmonton Oilers Waive Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones with the Edmonton Oilers - CKSN.ca File Photo

Ryan Jones with the Edmonton Oilers – CKSN.ca File Photo

Chatham’s Ryan Jones’ time with the Edmonton Oilers looks to be over, as the NHL team waived the 29-year-old veteran Wednesday.

Jones, who was re-signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a one year contract in July, can be assigned to Edmonton’s AHL affiliate in Oklahoma after clearing waivers.

The potential also exists for another NHL team to claim Jones off waivers, which is the same way the Edmonton Oilers acquired Jones from the Nashville Predators.

In parts of four seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, Jones has played 195 games for the NHL club, scoring 38 goals and adding 28 assists. Jones scored 18 goals in 2010-2011 and 17 goals in 2011-2012 before dipping to just 2 goals last year in an injury and lockout shortened season, which ended with Jones finding himself a healthy scratch in the Oilers’ press box.

Jones’ contract, a $1.5 million one-year deal signed in this offseason, would come partially off the Oilers’ books if the winger lands in the AHL, however the Oilers will still carry roughly a third of his contract on their salary cap, even if Jones is placed in the minors.

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