Oilers’ Eberle to undergo MRI for knee injury

Jordan Eberle plans to undergo an MRI for his knee on Wednesday.

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.