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Oilers, Predators Trade 5 Players

The Edmonton Oilers traded goalkeeper Eric Fichaud and defensemen Drake Berehowsky and Greg de Vries to Nashville Thursday for forward Jim Dowd and goalkeeper Mikhail Shtalenkov.

In a separate move, the Oilers signed free agent defenseman Marty McSorley, who played in Edmonton from 1985-88, to a one-year contract.

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  • The Oilers-Predators trade was completed just prior to the roster freeze in advance of Monday's waiver draft.

    Bob Sauve, Fichaud's agent, said the young goalie was happy about the move.

    "We knew Nashville was interested in him," Sauve said. "They had tried to make a deal for him at the expansion draft."

    De Vries had seven goals, four assists and 80 penalty minutes in 65 games last season, while Berehowsky had one goal, six assists and 169 penalty minutes in 67 games.

    Dowd spent last season with Calgary and the Flames' AHL farm team in Saint John. He had six goals and eight assists in 48 games with Calgary.

    Shtalenkov had a 3.22 goals-against average last season at Anaheim when he had a 13-18-5 record.

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