Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray looking to deal

Two league sources told the Sun the Senators GM has been working the phones to try to make a deal to shake up his struggling club. The priority is to try to find a top four defenceman who will be able to step in immediately.


“I get the sense Murray would like to do something,” said a league executive before the visit by the Wild. “It might even just be a change for the sake of change.”


Yes, the club also needs to find the right fit with a top six forward, but the hope is Milan Michalek will eventually break out of his slump and return to the form that allowed him to have good chemistry with captain Jason Spezza.


The market for defencemen is thin and lots of teams looking for them. As reported by the Sun two weeks ago, the Rangers are willing to move Michael Del Zotta while Pittsburgh’s Matt Niskanen and Dallas’ Vernon Fiddler are also options.