The Oilers talked to Puljujarvi's agent Markus Lehto on Friday, and a deal could be made for a proper return, Rishaug added.
In the meantime, the team is considering sending Puljujarvi to the AHL for a stint with the Bakersfield Condors in an effort to help boost both his offense and confidence, but no decisions have been made at this point, according to Rishaug. The Condors offer a great opportunity for the young forward, as the team is currently riding a 13-game winning streak and sit atop the AHL's Pacific Division.
Selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, the 6-foot-4 talent has struggled at the NHL level. In 138 career games, Puljujarvi has tallied 17 goals and 37 points, ranking him 13th among members of his draft class.
The Finn is currently in the final year of his entry-level contract.