The New York Islanders seem to be keeping tabs on Edmonton Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle once again, reports New York Newsday.
According to Arthur Staple of Newsday, Islanders special adviser Claude Loiselle was in Florida recently to watch the Oilers take on the Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning, "presumably watching Jordan Eberle."
Staple reports Eberle has been "a long-considered target" to play alongside Islanders captain John Tavares.
The Oilers are not against trading Eberle, if the right offer knocks their socks off, but a trade involving the 26-year-old does not appear to be imminent.
The Islanders would need to step up with a significant offer in order to acquire Eberle prior to Wednesday's 3pm ET trade deadline.
Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic was believed to be a player the Oilers would have wanted in a trade for Eberle, but such a move does not seem likely, at this stage.
Eberle has two-years left on his contract after this season at a salary cap hit of $6 million.
In 62 games with the Oilers so far this season, Eberle has registered 12 goals and 24 assists for 36 points.