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Oilers sign forward Jujhar Kharia to two-year contract extension

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Jujhar Khaira to a two-year contract extension.

Khaira, 22, appeared in 10 games with the Oilers in 2016-17, posting one goal, two penalty minutes and a plus-1 rating. In 25 career NHL games he has recorded three points (one goal, two assists) and 15 penalty minutes

Khaira became the third player of Punjabi descent to score a goal in the NHL, after Robin Bawa and Manny Malhotra.

The Surrey, B.C. native also registered 20 points (eight goals, 12 assists), 31 penalty minutes and a plus four rating in 27 games this season with the American Hockey League's (AHL) Bakersfield Condors.

The six-foot-three, 214-pound forward was selected by Edmonton in the third round, 63rd overall in the 2012 NHL draft.

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