Senators GM Bryan Murray working the phones

Senators GM Bryan Murray has been trying to get a deal done with veteran defenceman Chris Phillips...

Senators GM Bryan Murray has been trying to get a deal done with veteran defenceman Chris Phillips before the NHL's trade deadline. (Darren Brown/QMI Agency/Files)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:48 PM ET

EDMONTON - As the players enjoyed a day off, Bryan Murray and his staff were busy working the phones.

So far, the talk is getting him nowhere.

With the NHL trade deadline set for 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, Murray has been huddled with assistant GMs Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee along with the club’s scouts to see what’s on the market.

While doing the talking, Murray has also been trying to get a deal done with veteran defenceman Chris Phillips and the two sides spoke again Monday.

The Senators would like to keep the 35-year-old Phillips but he turned down a one-year extension believed to be worth north of $2 million because sources say he’d like two-or-three year deal.


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