Record 67 players file
Joe Thornton of the Boston Bruins, Zdeno Chara of the Ottawa Senators and Scott Niedermayer of the New Jersey Devils are among the record 67 NHL players who filed for salary arbitration.
Prusek signs one-year deal
Senators backup goalie Martin Prusek avoided arbitration yesterday by signing a one-year, $935,000 (all terms US) contract with the club.
$5M for Chara?
Zdeno Chara will let an independent arbitrator decide what he deserves from the Senators, the Sun has learned.
Paddock back in big leagues
John Paddock is back in the NHL. The Senators yesterday confirmed a Sun report that they've hired Paddock, the coach of their AHL affiliate in Binghamton, as an assistant coach on Bryan Murray's staff.
Alfie wants 'C'
Daniel Alfredsson wants to be the captain of the Senators when they win a Stanley Cup. In an interview yesterday from his home in Sweden, Alfredsson told the Sun he would "love" to remain as the club's captain.
Sens not in hunt for free agents
The Senators are in no hurry to sign any free agents. At least nobody other than their own. Senators GM John Muckler said before the club goes shopping he wants to make sure Ottawa gets its own free agents under contract.
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