Edmonton and Carolina swapped forwards Tuesday, with the Oilers trading Jesse Puljujarvi to the Hurricanes in exchange for Patrik Puistola.
The Oilers reportedly will clear $3 million off their books by moving Puljujarvi, who's set to become a restricted free agent this summer.
Puljujarvi, 24, has 14 points (five goals, nine assists) in 58 games this season. He had 112 points (51 goals, 61 assists) in six seasons for the Oilers, who selected him No. 4 overall in the 2016 draft.
"Jesse possesses a great blend of size and skill, and he will add to the depth of our forward group," Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said in a statement. "He has familiarity with some of our other Finnish players, and we see him as a great fit for our team and locker room."
Puistola, 22, has yet to play in the NHL. He has 38 points (15 goals, 23 assists) in 56 Liiga games with Jukurit in his native Finland this season. He was a third-round pick of Carolina in the 2019 draft.
--Field Level Media