Friedman: Oilers unlikely to move Jordan Eberle before trade deadline

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You can take one name off the trading block prior to the Feb. 29 trade deadline.

According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Edmonton Oilers have no plans to deal forward Jordan Eberle.

“I thought there was a chance he would be moved for a defenceman,” Freidman said Saturday during the Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada. “I don’t think that’s going to happen. But the magic he has with Connor McDavid, I’m being told the Oilers are not going to be moving him before the deadline. So we can put all those rumours to bed.”

Eberle, 25, has scored seven goals with three assists in his last six games, including a hat trick Thursday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The winger is under contract until the end of the 2018-19 season, with an annual salary cap hit of $6 million.

The Oilers entered Saturday’s action in last place in the Pacific Division with 49 points in 56 games. They are 4-6-0 in their last 10 games.

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