Jordan Eberle is expected to agree on a contract extension with the Edmonton Oilers in the next day, according to SportsNet. The deal should be like that of teammate Taylor Hall's, who recently signed a seven-year, $42 million extension with the team.
Eberle's camp and Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini will continue negotiations over the next 24 hours, as there are a few kinks to be worked out.
Though it is Tambellini's wish to have Hall and Eberle set the salary cap at $6 million per season - setting an artificial salary cap in Edmonton the way the Sedin twins do at $6.1 million in Vancouver - the Eberle camp may not be as willing to sign an identical deal to Hall's.
Chances are the Eberle camp would accept an AAV of $6 million per season, matching Hall, but will negotiate a shorter-term contract by a year or two than Hall's seven-year deal.
Like Hall, Eberle is eyeing the end of his first contract that will expire after the 2012-13 season. With the NHL and its players currently stuck in a reassessment of the current collective bargaining agreement, the contract would be beneficial for Eberle since reports indicate that a new CBA would limit contracts to five years at maximum.
The 22-year-old Eberle had 34 goals and 42 assists while playing in 78 games during the 2011-12 season.