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Andrej Sekera | Defenseman

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 198
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Andrej Sekera (flu) will play Monday against Washington.
He missed Friday's game versus New Jersey due to the flu. Sekera will be back on the top pairing with Darnell Nurse. He has eight points in 19 games this year. Nov 23 - 3:16 PM

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Andrej Sekera is dealing with the flu.

The illness has been making its way through the Oilers' locker room. Sekera missed Friday's practice and is consequently expected to miss Edmonton's game against New Jersey as well.
Nov 20 - 3:29 PM

Andrej Sekera registered an assist in a 4-1 loss Thursday night.

Sekera is on a three-game point streak. He has a goal and eight points in 17 games this season.
Nov 13 - 10:57 AM

Andrej Sekera had an assist in a 4-3 overtime win on Wednesday.

Sekera has recorded a point in three of his last four games. He has a goal and seven points in 16 contests in 2015-16.
Nov 12 - 11:06 AM

Andrej Sekera scored a goal in Edmonton's 4-2 loss to Chicago.

Sekera has a goal and six points in 15 games this season. That puts him on pace for 33 points in 2015-16, which is not an unreasonable projection for him.
Nov 9 - 5:26 AM

Andrej Sekera picked up an assist in Edmonton's 2-1 overtime win versus Vancouver.

Sekera has recorded a point in three of his last four contests. Like the Edmonton Oilers, he started the campaign on a down note with a minus-five rating in the team's first four contests, but he was plus-three over the Oilers' two victories this weekend.
Oct 19 - 9:10 AM

Andrej Sekera is off to a slow start as he is a minus-five after only four games.

Sekera was the key off-season signing for the Oilers as they needed help on the blueline. The Oilers have allowed 13 goals in only four games but to be fair, two goals were into the empty net. Nevertheless, the Oilers could sure use a win as they are 0-4 and with Columbus are the only NHL teams without a point thus far.
Oct 17 - 7:07 AM

Andrej Sekera has gotten off to a rough start with the Edmonton Oilers.

"He's come to a new team, he's trying to figure everything out," said Oilers coach Todd McLellan. "He made a mistake (that led to the winning goal in Nashville) that was about as obvious as can be. He knows that. We don't even have to talk to him about it. ... It'll take him some time to settle in. He's a very good player and we expect more from him. But more importantly he expects more from himself." Sekera inked a six-year, $33 million contract with the Oilers over the summer. Edmonton as a whole has struggled this season, with the obvious silver lining being that it's only been two games.
Oct 12 - 9:06 AM

Newly signed defenseman Andrej Sekera said that going to Edmonton was an easy choice for him.

Sekera and the Oilers agreed to a six-year deal with an AAV of $5.5 million per season on Wednesday. "I looked at the roster and I saw the team they had, the coach and the management," Sekera said. "When I saw what kind of players they had there, it made my choice very easy. They have a lot of skill, a lot of speed and a lot of smart players. They have a good coach, a good GM and a good goalie. It was a good place for me to play with my style of hockey, so that's why I chose Edmonton." The 29-year-old will add some experience to a young blue line. He will be counted on to play some significant minutes this season and beyond.
Jul 2 - 5:54 PM

Edmonton has locked up Andrej Sekera to a six-year deal.

His contract, which includes a no-move clause, has an annual average value of $5.5 million. Sekera was one of the top free agents out there and he'll see big minutes with the Oilers.
Jul 1 - 12:45 PM

With the acquisition of Milan Lucic, LA Kings' GM Dean Lombardi made it known that they will not be able to re-sign Andrej Sekera.

Even though the Kings are only on the hook for $3.25 million of Lucic's $6 million cap hit, the Kings have about $4.9 million remaining under the cap ceiling with a few slots left to fill. Sekera is entering his age-29 season but is coming off a four-year contract that dinged the cap at just $2.75 million. He's expected to seek a sizable raise, and likely north of $5 million annually. Too bad for the Kings who traded top defenseman prospect Roland McKeown and a 2015 first round pick for half a season Sekera.
Jun 26 - 6:08 PM

Colorado will be looking for left-handed defensemen in free agency and Andrej Sekera will probably be high on their list.

The Avalanche want to add a top-four rearguard and Sekera will rank high on a list that may include Christian Ehrhoff, Matt Irwin, Johnny Oduya and Paul Martin. "As a coach, yes, we'd like to have somebody to play with EJ (inaudible) and Tyson," coach Patrick Roy said. "Obviously, we have (Nick) Holden and (Brad) Stuart, who are left shots, but we'd like to add a defenseman in the top four. think it will help our team tremendously."
Source: Denver Post
Jun 18 - 4:44 PM

Cap considerations might prevent the Kings from re-signing Andrej Sekera.

Los Angeles already has a projected $65.2 million committed to 15 players for the 2015-16 campaign, so the Kings don't have a ton of wiggle room. That's particularly true when you factor in that they still need to re-sign RFA Tyler Toffoli. Sekera had three goals and 23 points in 73 contests with the Kings and Hurricanes last season.
Jun 16 - 4:00 PM

The Los Angeles Kings and Andrej Sekera have engaged in preliminary contract talks.

Sekera is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and there's mutual interest about finding a common ground for an extension. That being said, the Kings already have $64.15 million tied to 17 players for the 2015-16 campaign, so cap considerations might stand in the way of a new contract. Sekera had three goals and 23 points in 73 contests between Carolina and Los Angeles last season.
Apr 29 - 5:27 AM

Andrej Sekera would not have been able to play in the playoffs had the Kings advanced because of torn ligaments in his knee.

Sekera will not require surgery but will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, if the Kings do not sign him. He will require a lengthy rehab on the knee but should be fine for the start of training camp in September.
Apr 13 - 8:12 AM

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