Shark bait for Heatley gone

Also, talk won’t go away that the Sharks are set to give Bruins restricted free-agent winger Phil Kessel an offer sheet.As reported earlier this summer by Sun Media, Heatley’s agents, J.P. Barry and Stacey McAlpine, have been given Murray’s permission to broker a deal.

After Heatley turned down a deal to the Oilers on July 1, it’s believed the Rangers, Kings and Hawks remain on his wish list.

The Senators don’t want to bring Heatley back for camp for what would be a distracting sideshow, but they could be left with no choice.

Murray wants to get as much as possible for the two-time 50-goal scorer, but has received only mild interest.