Deal to Oilers dies

Dany Heatley remains with the Sens after voiding a potential trade to the Oilers. (Sun Media/Errol...

Dany Heatley remains with the Sens after voiding a potential trade to the Oilers. (Sun Media/Errol McGihon)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 12:16 PM ET

The deal to send Dany Heatley to Edmonton is dead.

Unless the Oilers are willing to increase what they're going to pay for the disgruntled Senators winger, Heatley won't be going to Edmonton anytime soon.

"It's different now," said Murray. "I don't know whether we will continue or not. During the day, I will talk to Steve Tambellini again. Very definitely it's not the same deal it was yesterday."

Heatley refused to approve a deal at midnight that would have sent him to the Oilers in exchange for Dustin Penner, Andrew Cogliano and Ladislav Smid.

Murray said he had been given permission by Heatley's camp to speak to Edmonton on the weekend.

"They told me the circumstances had changed and implied that I didn't have permission to speak to Edmonton," said Murray.

Murray said there were no good offers.

"If you call around the league you will find out there were many calls made and many options made available," said Murray. "There were not a lot of teams that were interested in making an offer. In a couple of cases the offers were not very good and in one case they were insulting."

Centre Jason Spezza spoke for the first time publicly and stated he just wants Heatley to make a decision.

"If he doesn't want to be here it's important for him to move on and for the organization to be able to make a trade," said Spezza.


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