Turris off Sens' radar

The Senators may like Kyle Turris. But it doesn’t look like he will be packing his bags anytime soon.

While the Senators — along with three other Canadian teams — remain interested in the 21-year-old centre after he finally agreed to a contract with Phoenix Tuesday, Coyotes GM Don Maloney isn’t playing Let’s Make a Deal.

Turris, who missed the team’s first 19 games as a restricted free agent before agreeing to a two-year, $2.8-million deal, will suit up for the Coyotes while his demand for a trade sits on the table.

“I don’t think he’s going anywhere. Hard to give up on a No. 3 pick for any organization,” said a league executive Wednesday, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

“Maybe before the trade deadline, but he’s going to have to play some games and contribute so teams are able to find out where he’s at.

“This wasn’t a well-thought-out plan by Turris and his camp.”

The Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Islanders, St. Louis Blues and Senators have all shown interest in Turris.

If Maloney does decide to deal — and that’s a huge if — he’s going to want young assets. Moving a Mika Zibanejad or Jared Cowen for Turris makes no sense, but the Senators do have other high-end prospects they could trade.

http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/11/23/turris-off-sens-radar


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