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Dallas Stars' Joel L'Esperance (38) and Edmonton Oilers' Sam Gagner (89) battle for the puck during second period NHL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday March 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

EDMONTON -- The Edmonton Oilers have waived Sam Gagner and Brandon Manning a day before the team finalizes its opening night roster.

On Twitter, TSN's Ryan Rishaug said "Gagner was outpaced" and Manning "was outplayed by a number of other defencemen in training camp."

"We think there's a couple of these guys that bring extra pace to our game," Oilers Head Coach Dave Tippett said.

Quick waiver update. pic.twitter.com/y9f519lpGN

— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) September 30, 2019

 

The Oilers also assigned William Lagesson to the Bakersfield Condors.

The roster now sits at 24. The Oilers have to make one more cut before the regular season opener against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Place Wednesday at 8 p.m.