David Perron on trade block; headed to Columbus?

David Perron on trade block; headed to Columbus?

The Edmonton Oilers are winless in seven games after losing to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night. Changes will be made, and reports say that forward David Perron’s change of address will be one of the first.

Aaron Ward of TSN reported that Perron could be shipped out to the Columbus Blue Jackets, with center Artem Anisimov potentially headed back to the center-starved Oilers.

This would reunite Perron with Jackets president John Davidson and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen, who knew him well during their days with the St. Louis Blues.

Anisimov is signed through 2016 with a $3.283 million cap hit. Perron is also signed through 2016 with a $4.5 million cap hit.

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet believes the Montreal Canadiens would have interest in Perron, and that the Pittsburgh Penguins could be in the derby too, given their need for another veteran wing in the top six after the loss of Pascal Dupuis.

Perron, who was a minus-2 vs. the Stars, has two goals and eight assists in 22 games. He had 28 goals last season in 78 games.