"The best way to characterize it is it's time to not pursue Rad anymore," Poile told the newspaper. "If he wants to play in the KHL, that's fine. If he wants to play with another NHL team, I'd be willing to trade his rights."
While Radulov spent four seasons in the KHL before returning to Nashville in time for the post-season this spring, the pending restricted free agent could still be interested in staying in America and be signed to an offer sheet by another NHL club.
Poile believes that trading his rights remains a viable option rather than losing the forward to KHL, with whom he has reportedly been negotiating.
"I have reached out to a few teams in the NHL to see whether there is any interest," Poile said. "If there is, there's the possibility we could trade his rights."
The 25-year-old was selected in the first round, 15th overall by the Preds in the 2004 NHL Draft. After posting 26 goals and 32 assists for 58 points in 81 games in the 2007-08 season, he left Nashville with one year remaining on his deal to go back to his native Russian and agree to terms with the KHL.
"We feel the fit right now is not with Nashville," Poile added.
Reports out of New York stated that the Rangers could be looking to acquire Radulov, who might help the Blueshirts offensively, especially with sniper Marian Gaborik undergoing knee surgery and potentially missing six months of action.