Sens in market for Big 3

BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:02 AM ET

The Senators don't have a lot to spend, but GM Bryan Murray will try to dip into the free agent market today.

Murray was trying to deal goalie Martin Gerber, defenceman Joe Corvo and winger Peter Schaefer last night to free up salary cap space.

The Senators could have their sights set on the following free agents as the market opens at noon:

- SLAVA KOZLOV: Murray brought the offensively gifted Kozlov to Detroit. The winger scored 28 goals and added 52 assists for the Thrashers last season.

- BILL GUERIN: Murray wanted to acquire Guerin at the trade deadline, but then-GM John Muckler wasn't willing to part with a No. 1 pick. Guerin would bring much-needed veteran leadership.

- PAUL KARIYA: This might be a longshot. Murray and Kariya didn't have a great parting in Anaheim when the winger bolted for the Avalanche to play for the league minimum after Murray believed he had a deal done. The offensive Kariya would fit well with winger Dany Heatley and centre Jason Spezza.

SIGNINGS:

The Blues signed Keith Tkachuk, four days after re-acquiring the veteran forward in a trade with the Thrashers. Terms of the deal were not released. Tkachuk, who made $3.8 million last season, was set to become an unrestricted free agent today.

The Sabres re-signed veteran forward Adam Mair to a three-year contract. The Wild re-signed centre Mikko Koivu and defenceman Martin Skoula, while the Predators re-signed Scott Nichol to a $1.5-million, two-year deal.


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