Is Senators winger Dany Heatley seeking his ticket out of Ottawa? Sources tell me that is the case.
According to those sources, Ottawa GM Bryan Murray has been notified of Heatley’s desire for a change of scenery and is mulling his options. On the record, though, Murray said Heatley is still a Senator.
“We signed him to a long-term deal and we expect him to honor it,” Murray told ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun on Tuesday morning. “At this point in time, he’s a Senator.”
Murray could retool the Senators’ roster by moving Heatley. Of course, any trading partner would have to have the budget room necessary to accommodate the remaining five years of Heatley’s deal, which counts for $7.5 million against the cap. Heatley is thought to be interested in a move to the Western Conference.