Dany Heatley ends legal battle with Senators

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa punches Minnesota Wild forward Dany Heatley in the back...

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa punches Minnesota Wild forward Dany Heatley in the back of the head during NHL action in Vancouver March 18, 2013. (REUTERS/Ben Nelms)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:36 PM ET

The Senators can officially close the book on Dany Heatley. Finally.

As the Ottawa Sun was first to report exclusively Tuesday, representatives for the former Senators' winger and owner Eugene Melnyk have come to a settlement over a $4 million bonus after he refused a deal to the Edmonton Oilers.

While the terms of the agreement have been strictly sealed by both sides, two league sources told the Sun that Melnyk and Heatley's camp -- led by agent J.P. Barry and the NHLPA -- were able to get the paperwork done in the last few days.

Though nobody would confirm the terms of the deal, it's believed Heatley will have to return a small portion of the bonus to the Senators. Neither Melnyk, the NHL or Barry were willing to comment when contacted by the Sun.


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