Sens eye goalie, Top 6 forward

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:34 AM ET

OTTAWA - While this Canada Day is expected to be a quiet one for the Senators, they could have some free- agent fireworks July 4.

In stating the organizational need to sign three backup goalies, assistant GM Tim Murray confirmed that the team would like to land a forward who could play on one of the top two lines.

"If there's a fit," Murray said Wednesday. "Looking at the contracts that have been done (around the NHL) in the last couple of days, there may not be a fit. It looks like there's a high price to pay for guys who are not necessarily at the top of the free-agent list. So the guys who are at the top, I believe, are going to command a big price.

"There will be a couple of guys we will discuss, and there might be the same type of situation that, after Day 1 or Day 2 or Day 3, the guy that we like hasn't signed yet and is wondering what's going to happen with himself, and may be very willing to come to a younger team, that he may feel he has a real good chance to get a good spot and produce.

"We need probably three goalies in the organization. we need a backup here, we need a backup in Binghamton, and we need a fifth guy. So right now, that's been the talk here between our staff. But we've also looked at guys that are young and we think have Top 6 forward potential, but we have to see where it all plays out on Day 1 and Day 2."


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