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Oilers expected to sign Nieto to two-year deal

Matt Nieto Colorado Avalanche Matt Nieto - The Canadian Press

The Edmonton Oilers are expected to sign forward Matt Nieto to a two-year deal, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger.

The 30-year-old played 81 games with the San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche last season, scoring 12 goals and adding 12 assists. Nieto recorded eight goals and seven assists in 45 games in San Jose before being traded to the Avalanche, along with Ryan Merkley, in exchange for Martin Kaut and Jacob MacDonald. 

In 651 career games with the Sharks and Avs, the Long Beach, Cali., native has 85 goals and 114 assists.

He was originally selected 47th overall by the Sharks in the 2011 NHL Draft.