Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson set himself up for a lucrative new contract during his outstanding record-setting 2011-12 season.

Now, how much more will he be worth if he walks away from here with a Norris Trophy in his back pocket following the NHL Awards on Wednesday?

Not much, according to general manager Bryan Murray.

While you might think that Murray has mixed emotions about Karlsson winning the honour because it would force Senators owner Eugene Melnyk to open his wallet even wider on a new contract, Murray insists that's not the case.