SENATORS EXPECT HEATLEY TRADE TALK TO CONTINUE AT DRAFT

TSN.ca reports that

There are teams calling the Ottawa Senators about forward Dany Heatley and general manager Bryan Murray expects talks to continue at the NHL Entry Draft this weekend.He told reporters that there is one team getting close to an offer that would interest him, but it is not where he wants it to be at this point. While Murray knows it would be difficult to get full value for his sniper, he says the cost to another team will still be steep.“If they want to add this kind of talent to their team they know there is a price,” explained Murray on Monday.

“I’m going to try and get the best player back that I can and add some parts to it.”

There are factors working against Murray, including the 5-years ($7.5 million per season cap hit) left on Heatley’s contract and the $4 million bonus due to be paid out on July 1. Murray hinted the team wants any potential deal done before that bonus is due.

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