Oilers targeting 2 forwards ahead of NHL trade deadline.

Oilers targeting 2 forwards ahead of NHL trade deadline.

NHL insider Elliotte Friedman reveals the plans the Oilers have ahead of the NHL's trade deadline.

Jonathan Larivee

 The Edmonton Oilers aren't likely to make a huge splash ahead of the National Hockey League's trade deadline, but one NHL insider believes a pair of depth additions may be in the cards.

On Saturday night, NHL insider Elliotte Friedman revealed his belief that two members of the Anaheim Ducks roster are the targets that are currently being looked at by Oilers general manager Ken Holland.

"Edmonton, they've talked a lot about targets bigger and smaller but I think one of the things the Oilers are doing is looking at some forward depth," revealed Friedman on Hockey Night in Canada. "Not necessarily on the top line but throughout their lineup and I think they have some interest in two players from Anaheim, Adam Henrique and Sam Carrick."

Both players are natural centers and would give the Oilers considerable depth and flexibility in their bottom 6. While the Oilers are currently interested in both players, it is unclear if the Oilers are looking to simply grab one of the two or add them both as a package heading into the Stanley Cup playoffs.

"I don't know if that's both or just one of the two," admitted Friedman. "But both of those names are names that have been linked to the Oilers.

Stay tuned to this developing story.