EDMONTON - The Senators and Chris Phillips moved closer to a deal Tuesday.
But they still have work to do.
There was a gap between the Senators and the veteran defenceman with the NHL trade deadline set for Wednesday at 3 p.m. EST, but as the Ottawa Sun was first to report Tuesday, the club has put a two-year deal on the table.
That has been a huge hurdle in the negotiations for the 35-year-old veteran blueliner with both sides standing their ground. The club originally offered a one-year, $2.25 million deal but has added a second year and more money.
However, the two still have a gap where dollars are concerned and that’s what they were trying to work on as the Senators prepared to face the Edmonton Oilers Tuesday night at Rexall Place.
Will a contract by in place by Wednesday?