Oilers’ Eberle to undergo MRI for knee injury

Jordan Eberle. (Andy Devlin/NHLI/Getty)

The Edmonton Oilers may be without one of their top forwards Thursday as Jordan Eberle is set to undergo an MRI for a suspected knee injury, reports Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos.

It remains unclear when Eberle specifically hurt his knee, but the Oilers forward appeared shaken up when he took a hard hit into the boards by Nashville Predators defenceman Ryan Ellis during the Oilers’ 5-1 victory Tuesday. Eberle finished the game, registering a pair of goals and an assist.

The 23-year-old Saskatchewan native has 23 goals, 30 assists and 18 penalty minutes in 69 games this season.

Eberle has been a fairly durable player throughout his tenure in Edmonton. He did not miss a regular-season game in 2012-13 and averaged 73 games per year in his first two NHL seasons.

The Oilers, who remain in last place in the Pacific Davision, have a 5-3-2 record in their past 10 games.