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Andrew Ference | Defenseman | #21

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 3/17/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 182
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 8 (208) / PIT
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Andrew Ference can't be bought out by Edmonton because he hasn't been cleared medically after hip surgery in early March.
"He's not cleared to play ice hockey and a cartilage repair takes a long time," said agent Kurt Overhardt. "He's nowhere near being cleared so it's not even an issue. If you are hurt, you're hurt. He has to be able to run, he has to be able to skate." Ference played just six games last season, while serving as a depth defender. Jun 15 - 4:28 PM

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Andrew Ference may be bought out by the Oilers.

If that happens then Ference could decide to retire. "I'm going by the advice of my good friend Mark Recchi, who said, 'You keep going until they kick you out,'" he said with a smile. The 37-year-old defenseman played in just six games with Edmonton in 2015-16. He has one season left on a contract that carries a $3.25 million cap hit.
May 14 - 3:58 PM

According to the Edmonton Sun, Andrew Ference will reportedly have hip surgery on March 31.

Ference hasn't been in game action since November 27 in Detroit. The 37 year-old is expecting to be bought out of his four year contract with the team and could retire if that does happen. The blue liner has only played in six games this season, however he has played in a serviceable 147 games throughout his Oilers' career. Ference signed his four-year contract with the Oilers in July 2013.
Mar 23 - 9:35 AM

Andrew Ference will undergo season-ending hip surgery.

Ference was limited to just six games this season. If he's healthy, the 36-year-old defenseman will likely get a chance to bounce back in 2016-17 as he's signed with the Oilers until the summer of 2017.
Jan 21 - 12:02 PM

Andrew Ference has been placed on the injured reserve list for an undisclosed reason.

Ference has only played in six games this season and just one of those contests took place after October, but it's been presumed that he's been healthy. It's still likely the case that he was healthy for most, if not all of his prior scratches. Either way, this frees up a roster spot for Edmonton.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 04:46:00 PM

Andrew Ference is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Chicago.

The 36-year-old hasn't played since Nov. 27 and even then he played under five minutes in that game. Ference has no points and minus-4 rating in six games this season. He has no fantasy value going forward.
Source: NHL.com
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 08:42:00 PM

Andrew Ference will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Boston Bruins.

The Oilers activated Ference today, but he won't suit up against his former team. The 36-year-old has no points in six games this season.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 06:43:00 PM

Andrew Ference has been activated from injured reserve.

He will may fill in for injured defender Oscar Klefbom on Monday night against Boston.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 11:37:00 AM

The Edmonton Oilers have announced that defensemen Andrew Ference has been placed on injured reserve.

Ference has played a total of 4:24 since November 3rd. He has no fantasy value.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 04:34:00 PM

Andrew Ference and Jujhar Khaira will each be scratched from Friday's match with Detroit.

Unfortunately neither Ference nor Kaira have much fantasy value. The former captain Ference has seen just five games thus far, and Kaira has just 17 points in 73 AHL games before being called up.
Source: Paul Harris
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 07:09:00 PM

Andrew Ference and Andrew Miller will each be scratched from Friday's game with the Devils.

It's now nearly American Thanksgiving and Ference and Miller have combined for just 11 games played. If you didn't know it before, you do know that neither player has much fantasy value now.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 07:56:00 PM

Andrew Ference is dealing with the flu.

Ference hasn't been dressed lately anyways, but he wasn't available for Saturday's contest. He's only played in five contests this season.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 12:12:00 AM

Andrew Ference will sit for the fourth straight, tying his longest string of healthy scratches in 2015-16.

Joining the former Bruin rearguard will be Mark Fayne. Ference has drawn into the lineup only five times in 2015-16, pointless and averaging 14:47 of time on ice. He has one more year left before becoming an unrestricted free agent at the age of 38.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 09:55:00 PM

Andrew Ference will play Thursday night against the Canadiens as Coach McLellan dresses seven defenders.

This will be Ference's fourth game of the season, and he's projected to skate with rugged defender Eric Gryba. Which could make for a tough duo to play against for Montreal.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 08:15:00 PM

Andrew Ference and Anton Slepyshev will be scratched for Sunday's tilt with the Kings.

With just 10 games combined between the veteran Ference (three) and youngster Slepyshev (seven), there's hardly an impact on the stat sheet to suggest they should remain in the struggling Oilers lineup. So it's no surprise they're sitting.
Source: NHL.com
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 07:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Connor McDavid
3Leon Draisaitl
4Anton Lander
5Mark Letestu
6Drake Caggiula
LW1Taylor Hall
2Benoit Pouliot
3Patrick Maroon
4Matt Hendricks
5Luke Gazdic
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Nail Yakupov
3Lauri Korpikoski
4Zack Kassian
5Iiro Pakarinen
D1Andrej Sekera
2Oscar Klefbom
3Eric Gryba
4Brandon Davidson
5Adam Clendening
6Mark Fayne
7Adam Pardy
8Andrew Ference
9Nikita Nikitin
G1Cam Talbot