A trade proposed earlier this week that would have seen the disgruntled left-winger dealt to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for three players is off the table — at least for now, according to Senators general manager Bryan Murray. The $4-million signing bonus the Sens had to pay Heatley has changed the terms of the deal.
"Well, it's different now and I don't know if we will continue or not," Murray said Thursday. "I will, I believe, during the day talk to (Oilers GM) Steve Tambellini again, but very definitely, it's not the same deal as it was yesterday."
The Oilers had proposed sending forwards Andrew Cogliano(notes) and Dustin Penner(notes) and defenceman Ladislav Smid(notes) to Ottawa for Heatley, who refused to waive his no-trade contract, according to TSN.ca.
Murray was blunt when asked where that leaves Heatley now.
"Nowhere, he's an Ottawa Senator," he said.