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It’s been almost four years since the Ottawa Senators filed a grievance against former star winger Dany Heatley and it appears the case is finally coming to a close.
The Senators made the move after Heatley demanded to be traded out of Ottawa in 2009 but then used his no-trade clause to nix a deal that would have sent him to the Edmonton Oilers before $4 million bonus came due. The Senators later sent him to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Jonathan Cheechoo and Milan Michalek.
In an interview with the Citizen Friday Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said both camps are close to an agreement on the issue.
“We’re coming very close to resolution” Melnyk said. “I think we’re at the stage now of resolving matters with him to our satisfaction and his satisfaction and you know we’re talking directly with his agent and seeing how we can … and we have tentatively come to an understanding of how to resolve it so I think we’re going to be fine” Melnyk said.
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Jason Spezza feels fine thank you.
The Senators centre has had no issues with the back issue that kept him out until the playoffs last spring and the knee surgery he had in June was minor by all standards. In fact he was on the ice all last month preparing for this season.
"I have put in more time than maybe normal especially on the ice. I started skating earlier. I wanted...
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