7:42PM: On HNIC, Glenn Healy said of Messier joining the Oilers, "The Rangers mistake is a gift for the Oilers. He isn't going to jump in full-time, he will be doing things where you meet with a Danny Dekeyser and if you have Mark Messier in your living room and you don't think that the Edmonton Oilers are a great organization you aren't paying attention.
1:42PM: John Shannon tweets that Messier will do some scouting and project work for the Oilers. He also says that Messier wants to stay involved in case an NHL job that he wants becomes available.
10:51PM: According to Elliotte Friedman, on Hockey Night in Canada's Hot Stove, Mark Messier is joining the Edmonton Oilers as a consultant.
Friedman said "Mark Messier was in Edmonton last week for an event and word is he will be re-joining the organization as, I think, some kind of consultant moving forward."
Messier joins Kevin Lowe, President, and Craig MacTavish, GM, in the Oilers organization.
THIS SECTION is about Messier, his time with the Rangers and him leaving the organization.