The NHL is closed for business as players head their separate ways for the Olympic break.

The Senators could go the rental route with a guy like Thomas Vanek (Islanders), Matt Moulson (Sabres) or Mike Cammalleri (Calgary), but if GM Bryan Murray is going to give up prospects he wants to see if he can get a better return.

Keep an eye on Chris Stewart because he is on the radar screen of a few teams.

Sources told the Sun Saturday the Blues rugged winger has been offered around the league and it's believed the Senators have had serious talks with St. Louis GM Doug Armstrong about a potential deal.

The 26-year-old Stewart, who has a cap hit of $4.15 million through 2014-15 before he qualifies for unrestricted free agency, fits the bill for the kind of player Murray has stated he wants.

Stewart is young, he's got upside potential, he competes hard and he can score goals. He has 15 goals in 56 games going into the break and more than 100 penalty minutes.

"He's a power forward," said a league executive. "He's got a big body and he's a physical winger. He brings that measure of toughness and he can score.

"His only issue: He can be inconsistent."

The Blues are in a position where they'd like to get something for Stewart before he becomes a UFA. He'll be looking to hit a home run on his next contract and Armstrong is likely aware of that.

It's all going to depend on the asking price. It's believed Stewart was offered to the Rangers in exchange for captain Ryan Callahan so the Blues may want a player that can help immediately.