Jared Aulin’s hopes of becoming an Edmonton Oiler came to an end on Monday.
The 28-year-old centre was released by the club, who trimmed their roster by six players, leaving 37 in camp.
Also let go were defencemen Johan Motin, Jake Taylor and winger Teemu Hartikainen, who were all assigned to the Oilers’ AHL affiliate in Oklahoma City.
Centre Brad Moran and winger Greg Stewart will also be heading to Oklahoma City having cleared waivers.
Aulin, a former second-round pick of the Colorado Avalanche was trying to revive his NHL career with the Oilers.
Last season, the Calgary native scored 16 goals and added 21 assists in 64 games in the AHL with the Syracuse Crunch.
Having suffered a serious shoulder injury, Aulin left professional hockey in 2006, resurfacing with the University of Calgary Dinos a year later.
He played a total of 17 NHL games, all with the Los Angeles Kings in 2002, scoring a pair of goals and adding two assists. Aulin was in the Oilers lineup in Sunday’s 8-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks, playing nearly 15 minutes, but failed to register a point.
The latest cuts leaves the Oilers with four goaltenders, 12 defencemen and 21 forwards in camp.
They have three exhibition games left to bring their roster down to 23 players.
The Oilers continue their exhibition season on Wednesday when they host the Phoenix Coyotes (7 p.m.) at Rexall Place.