Peter Karmanos Jr., majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, is considering an offer to sell the team that would keep the NHL franchise in Raleigh.

A statement issued by the team Thursday said: “Since an offer has been made to purchase the team, Mr. Karmanos intends to evaluate that offer and also will continue to evaluate his other options, including retaining his ownership of the team.”

Hurricanes president Don Waddell said Thursday the offer, if accepted, would result in the team staying in Raleigh. “The team is not moving,” he said.

Bloomberg News reported a sale of the team for about $500 million could be close to being completed. The report said the team could be sold to an ownership group that includes Chuck Greenberg, a former part-owner and chief executive officer of the Texas Rangers.