The team traded Jordan Eberle to the New York Islanders in June for Strome and is said to be disappointed with the deal, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos.
“I think they’re not married to even keeping Strome,” Kypreos said during Saturday’s Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada. “If they could move him, I think they probably would. The question is, would he bring anything of significance in return?”
Strome, who was selected fifth overall by the Islanders in the 2011 NHL Draft, has struggled for most of his five seasons in the league. The 24-year-old entered Saturday with 126 points in 258 career games, including one goal and three points in nine contests this season.
Meanwhile, Eberle has two goals and seven assists in 11 games this season.
The Oilers entered Saturday second to last in the NHL with 20 goals.