Bryan Murray will wrap up scouting meetings in Fort Lauderdale and join the team Thursday.

For the last five days, the Senators GM, assistant Pierre Dorion and the club's scouting staff have been making player lists, not only for the June entry draft, but the NHL trade deadline set for March 5 at 3 p.m. EST.

The Senators have the green light to go rent a top six forward, but the pickings are slim and with several teams still in the race for a playoff spot the asking prices are high.

In the East, only the Buffalo Sabres are truly out of the race while the Florida Panthers are close enough to not accept reality. Out West, the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames are sellers while the Winnipeg Jets have made a surge.

"You're going to have a lot of teams all going after the same players and that will make the asking prices high," said a league executive Wednesday.

In the past, it has taken a second round pick and a prospect to get a deal done at the deadline. The options are limited if the Senators decide to go shopping. Here's a look at a few of the names available on the trade front:

Matt Moulson, LW, BUF: The Senators do have legitimate interest in Moulson and there is the connection with GM Tim Murray. That doesn't mean he can gift a player to do Bryan a favour. Two teams told the Sun they expect the asking price to be a No. 1 pick and a prospect.