Oilers sign Schremp to three-year deal

Updated: October 7, 2005, 10:11 PM ET
Associated Press

Edmonton Oilers: The Oilers signed forward Rob Schremp to a three-year contract.

The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Schremp was Edmonton's second pick in the first round of the 2004 draft. The 19-year-old had a goal in six preseason games with Edmonton before being returned to the OHL's London Knights.

"We are pleased to sign Rob to his first NHL contract," Oilers assistant GM Scott Howson said in a statement. "He had an outstanding training camp with us and we're looking forward to him playing a part in the future success of the Oilers."

Schremp had 41 goals and 49 assists last season with London. He added 13 goals and 16 assists in the playoffs as the Knights captured the OHL title and the Memorial Cup.

Washington Capitals: Capitals backup goalie Maxime Ouellet cleared waivers on Friday and was assigned to Hershey of the AHL.

Washington activated right winger Chris Clark from the injured list. Clark, who was out with a rib injury, replaced Ouellet on the roster.

Ouellet became expendable when Washington claimed goalie Brent Johnson on Tuesday after he was waived by the Vancouver Canucks.

Vancouver Canucks -- New York Rangers: Fedor Fedorov became the second brother of an NHL All-Star to be traded to the Rangers in the last week.

Fedorov, the younger sibling of Anaheim forward Sergei Fedorov, was sent from Vancouver to New York on Friday for forward Jozef Balej and a fifth-round pick in next year's draft. Fedorov was assigned to Hartford of the AHL.

Last Friday, the Rangers acquired Marcel Hossa from the Canadiens for forward Garth Murray. Hossa's brother Marian -- a two-time All-Star with Ottawa -- was recently dealt to the Thrashers.

Marcel Hossa has already worked out well for New York with two goals in as many games.

The 24-year-old Fedorov spent last season in Russia during the NHL lockout and had seven goals and 10 assists in 29 games with Spartak and Magnitogorsk. In 15 NHL games over two seasons, all with Vancouver, the center had two assists.

Atlanta Thrashers: The Thrashers activated defenseman Garnet Exelby from injured reserve and recalled goaltender Michael Garnett from Chicago of the AHL before Friday night's game against the Washington Capitals.

Exelby has been sidelined since Sept. 22 with a leg injury.

Garnett will be the backup to Mike Dunham. Kari Lehtonen started in goal for the season opener but hurt his groin and went on injured reserve Thursday.

Lehtonen, the second overall pick in the 2002 NHL draft, was injured in the first period of Atlanta's 2-0 loss to Florida on Wednesday.

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