The Pipeline Show has learned that the contract between the Edmonton Oilers and prospect Chris VandeVelde is to be settled on Sunday. The timing sounds a bit odd considering the holiday but since the deal was apparently very close to being inked on Tuesday evening, it's already a bit overdue.
The Springfield Falcons have just three games remaining on their schedule this season, the next coming on Friday night in Providence. In fact, the AHL club completes its Oilers affiliation next weekend with three games in three days finishing at home on Sunday against Manchester.
One has to assume that VandeVelde will be in the line up for that final trio of contests.
The Moorhead Minnesota product played 4 full seasons at North Dakota and ended his NCAA career as the leading scorer for the Sioux during the 2009-10 season. At 6'2 and 210 lbs center will compete down the road with the likes of Riley Nash, Ryan O'Marra, Anton Lander and Geoff Paukovich for a role one day with the Oilers.