Ottawa's two longest-serving Senators took different approaches Monday when asked to respond to comments made recently by GM Bryan Murray about their respective futures in the city.

Murray suggested in media reports before the break that he would consider trading alternate captains Chris Phillips and Chris Neil if the right deal presented itself and Ottawa decides to be sellers at the trade deadline.

Both had heard what Murray said and neither were willing to look too far down the road.

"I haven't really thought about (his situation) to be honest with you," Neil said Monday after the team's evening practice at Canadian Tire Centre. "I haven't talked to (Murray), we'll cross that path whenever it comes and go from there."