O'Sullivan will be bought out by the Coyotes. According to www.capgeek.com, O'Sullivan's buyout is $795,583. The Oilers will keep Vandermeer and add his toughness to their thin defence corps.
O'Sullivan, 25, is scheduled to have a salary cap hit of $2.925 million next season. In 73 games with Edmonton last season, he scored 11 goals and tallied 34 points, while posting a minus-35 rating.
Vandermeer is a 30-year-old defenceman who had 12 points and 60 penalty minutes in 62 games with the Coyotes last season. His salary cap hit will be $2.3 million next season.