Ottawa Senators forward Kyle Turris says he wants to stay in Ottawa, and the feeling is mutual, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. “I’m told he’s said publicly and privately, and he’s made it very clear to the Senators, he wants to stay in Ottawa and he wants to work out an extension with them,” Friedman said during the Headlines segment of Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday night. (See the full segment at the top of this post.) “I’m told that the two sides are very close, if not agree, on the dollars—which I assume is somewhere in the $6-million range—but they are not close on term and that is the big sticking point.” Until a new contract is signed, there will be interest in Turris from others. “For teams around the league, my impression was Turris did not play in the first week of the pre-season,” Friedman explained. “I think there were some teams that thought a deal was coming that week. But now that the season has started, they don’t feel that Ottawa is anxious at all to make a trade.” Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos also chimed in on the topic of potential trade talk—even if just to find out his market value.
Senators’ Kyle Turris says he wants to stay in Ottawa
Sportsnet | Oct 8