Let's make a deal

Sens GM Bryan Murray would like to find new homes for Christoph Schubert and possibly Chris Kelly....

Sens GM Bryan Murray would like to find new homes for Christoph Schubert and possibly Chris Kelly. (Sun Media/Darren Brown)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 1:52 PM ET

Senators GM Bryan Murray is selling. This week he's going hunting for buyers ... for a player or two.

Murray said today he's going to start working the phones to try and move a couple of players he feels are underperforming this fall.

In part, his motivation is to open up a spot for centre Peter Regin, who is having a strong training camp. Another factor is to lighten the team's contract load, which is currently very close to the league's salary cap.

Ideally, the Senators would like to find new homes for defenceman Christoph Schubert and possibly centre Chris Kelly.

"It's a hard time of year because a lot of organizations have lots of young players that are going to be looked at," said Murray. "Very definitely it's going to be worth my while to make some calls and find out if there's anybody that wants to give someone a chance."

The Senators gave most of their players the day off after returning from their 3-1 win over Tampa on Monday night in Regina. The Senators have only one exhibition game remaining, against the Boston Bruins on Friday. Only seven players were on the ice this morning.

Murray said he's not sure when the club will cut down its roster to 21 or 22 players.

He also noted that rookie defenceman Erik Karlsson is still fighting for a spot.

"We know he's a very talented young man, but there's a few things we'd like him to do better on the power play," said Murray.


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