Source: Oilers put Souray on waivers

The Edmonton Oilers have placed veteran defenseman Sheldon Souray on waivers, a source confirmed to ESPN.com Friday.

Souray has asked for a trade but the Oilers have not been able to move him.

He has two years left on his five-year contract, which pays him $4.5 million per season, but his cap hit is $5.4 million.

Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com.