Senators, Phillips closer to a deal

Senators' Chris Phillips skates during team practice in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014....

Senators' Chris Phillips skates during team practice in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Phillips is nearing a deal to stay in Ottawa. (Darren Brown/QMI Agency)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:45 PM ET

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?


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