Ottawa Senators working to keep MacArthur, Ryan

Bobby Ryan can become an unrestricted free agent next July. (Tony Caldwell/QMI Agency)

Bobby Ryan can become an unrestricted free agent next July. (Tony Caldwell/QMI Agency)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:52 PM ET

The work is not done for Bryan Murray and the Senators.

Not only did the Senators GM get a deal in place for backup Robin Lehner during a lunch Wednesday in Ottawa with representatives of Newport Sports, Murray also went to work on keeping two of his big free agents in the fold.

While Newport's Craig Oster represents Lehner, Murray also took the chance to speak with Newport's Don Meehan, Pat Morris and Mark Guy about clients Bobby Ryan and Clarke MacArthur.

Both are set to become unrestricted free agents next July and have expressed an interest to stay in Ottawa.

"We had really productive talks on Clarke MacArthur and Bobby Ryan. As you guys know these deals don't get done in a day, Bryan had preliminary talks with the agents beforehand and (Wednesday) I'd call it productive talks on both sides of things," said assistant GM Pierre Dorion."

 

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