The Edmonton Oilers are actively taking calls and exploring trade possibilities for veteran right wing Jordan Eberle, multiple sources in connection to the Oilers have told TFP.
Eberle, 26, has two-years left on his contract after this season at a salary cap hit of $6 million.
While there are no guarantees Eberle is moved before Wednesday's 3pm ET trade deadline, there is a growing belief around the Oilers organization that he will not be part of the club next season, which could then result in a move this off-season.
New York Newsday reported on Sunday that the Islanders may have rekindled their interest in Eberle, suggesting special adviser Claude Loiselle was sent to Florida last week to watch the Oilers take on the Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning to keep tabs on Eberle.
It's unclear, at this point, what other teams are in the mix for Eberle, though the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes have expressed interest in him in the past.
Trade talks will continue over the next two days, the sources told TFP on Monday, though any move involving Eberle is likely to include a current NHL player as part of a deal coming back to Edmonton, as the Oilers remain zeroed in on the playoffs.
In 63 games with the Oilers so far this season, Eberle has registered 13 goals and 24 assists for 37 points.