Originally written on Islanders Hockey Blog  |  Last updated 11/10/14

PITTSBURGH - FEBRUARY 1: Defenseman Mark Eaton #7 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the Buffalo Sabres on February 1, 2010 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Mark Eaton has denied an online report that claimed he had asked for a trade. Eaton told Newsday’s Arthur Staple that he had “absolutely not” asked for a trade when questioned about the report.

The report, that appeared in the Toronto Sun and was picked up by The Fourth Period, says that Ottawa Senators broadcaster Denis Potvin was informed that Mark Eaton had asked for a trade from the Islanders.

Potvin also suggested that the Red Wings director of pro scouting Mark Howe and Panthers scout Peter Mahovlich were in attendance at Nassau Coliseum during yesterday’s 6-0 loss to the Senators to look at defensemen Milan Jurcina.

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