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Ex-Oilers goalie Campbell lands with Red Wings

Edmonton Oilers goalie Jack Campbell watches as the puck deflects off the crossbar and stays out of the net during NHL action on Oct. 11, 2023, against the host Vancouver Canucks. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press) Edmonton Oilers goalie Jack Campbell watches as the puck deflects off the crossbar and stays out of the net during NHL action on Oct. 11, 2023, against the host Vancouver Canucks. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)
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Jack Campbell has a new National Hockey League home.

The goalie the Edmonton Oilers placed on waivers Sunday to buy him out of his contract signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings on Monday worth a league-minimum $US775,000.

Campbell had three years left on a five-year deal worth $5 million a season he signed with the Oilers in 2022 to be their top netminder.

According to CapFriendly, the Oilers will pay Campbell $1.5 million a year over the next six seasons, with 'dead cap' space on the Oilers' payroll taking up $1.1 million this coming season, followed by $2.3 million in 2025-26, $2.6 million in 2026-27, and $1.5 million the final three seasons through 2029-30.

Campbell, 32, lost the starting role in Edmonton's net to Stuart Skinner early this past season after posting a 1-4 record with a 4.50 goals-against average and an .873 save percentage. Campbell spent the rest of 2023-24 with the Oilers' American Hockey League affiliate.

The Red Wings signed another former Oilers goalie to a contract on Monday, the opening day of NHL free agency, coming to terms with Cam Talbot on a two-year deal worth $2.5 million a season.

Talbot, 36, spent most of four seasons with the Oilers from 2015-19 before being traded to the Philadelphia Flyers. He's played for four other teams since, most recently with the Los Angeles Kings.

Detroit also signed former Oilers defenceman William Lagesson on Monday to a US$775,000 contract. 

Foegele to L.A.

Warren Foegele is staying in the division.

The unrestricted free agent forward on Monday signed a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings worth $3.5 million per season, leaving the Edmonton Oilers.

Foegele had been with the Oilers since July 2021, when they acquired him from the Carolina Hurricanes for defenceman Ethan Bear.

The 28-year-old played all 82 regular-season games for the Oilers in 2023-24, scoring 20 goals and 41 points for the Oilers in the regular season. He added three goals and five assists in 22 playoff games this year.

Desharnais signs with Canucks

Defenceman Vincent Desharnais, also an Oilers unrestricted free agent, is also moving to the west coast, staying in Canada with the Vancouver Canucks.

The Canucks, whom the Oilers beat in a gruelling seven-game second-round playoff series, signed the six-foot-seven blueliner to a two-year contract worth an average of US$2 million per season.