Edmonton Picks up Ales Kotalik for a Draft Pick

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The Oilers acquired Ales Kotalik from the Sabres for a second-round draft pick.



The Oilers get: a skilled, but underachieving winger. He has shown spurts of hot production, but long cold spells.


The Sabres get: a draft pick and salary space.


Fantasy players impacted: Kotalik's value goes up. He was buried in Buffalo and had worn out his welcome. This fresh start with countryman Ales Hemsky has potential to be huge. On a hunch – pick him up and hope for a point per game. Granted, the downside is his usual 40-point play, but think about it – he is the  countryman of his new team's superstar. Pick him up on this hunch.

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Adding O'Sullivan and Kotalik hurts Dustin Penner and Robert Nilsson.


Maxim Afinogenov can now find a spot in the lineup. A second chance?