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May 13, 2017 | 11:20am ET
Eberle done in Edmonton?
TheFourthPeriod.com

The Edmonton Oilers have entertained the idea of trading Jordan Eberle for the last couple of seasons, but it appears they may finally be in a position to be willing to move him this summer.

With the expansion draft on the horizon and numerous teams expected to tinker with their roster in the off-season, the Oilers could find a trading partner for Eberle and a deal that would make sense for both parties.

On Friday, TSN's Ryan Risaug reported on TSN that it has "never been more likely that the Oilers part ways with Jordan Eberle than it is heading into this off-season."

Risaug cites the salary cap as one of the main reasons Eberle could end up on the move this summer, as the likes of Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid will soon need new contracts and both will require major raises.

Draisaitl is set to become a restricted free agent July 1 and could see his salary climb above $6 million, annually, while McDavid has one-year remaining on his deal.

The Oilers have roughly $50 million in salary cap space for next season, and moving Eberle's $6 million salary would help create a bit more room, as Edmonton would undoubtedly want a talented player in return, the likes of whom would also carry a solid pay check.

Several teams have reportedly expressed interest in Eberle in the past, including the Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers and Carolina Hurricanes, and they could be in the mix for him again this off-season.

 
 
 

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