As the trade deadline approaches, Ottawa has to deal with a few of it’s players probably not remaining as a Senator once the fog clears. Chris Neil isn’t any closer to staying with the Senators. Neil’s Toronto-based agent Todd Reynolds met with Ottawa GM Bryan Murray yesterday at Scotiabank Place but neither side has budged from its position. Neil is still seeking $2.5 million per-season and the Senators last offer was $1.6 million. If no deal is made, he will likely be moved before the 3 p.m. today.
Winger Antoine Vermette is also facing a cloudy future. The word is the Chicago Blackhawks are making a hard pitch along with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Filip Kuba may also be looked at as a potential trade.