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Sens attempting to re-sign Neil, Kuba before deadline

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TSN.ca Staff
3/3/2009 12:06:45 PM
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The Ottawa Senators are hard at work trying to re-sign their own free agents prior to Wednesday's NHL Trade Deadline.

Todd Reynolds, the agent for forward Chris Neil, is set to meet with Senators general manager Bryan Murray this afternoon in a final attempt to sign the veteran tough guy to a new contract. 

The 29-year old Neil is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and is said to be looking for a deal in the ranger of $2.5 million per season.

In addition the team is also attempting to get defenceman Filip Kuba's name on a new contract as well. 

The agent for the Czech blue liner has reportedly offered the Senators a home town discount that would have a salary cap hit of about $4 million a season.  His agent has also denied a report that they are seeking at least $4.5 million per year.

If deals cannot be worked out, both players will likely be moved prior to the deadline.

The 32-year-old Kuba is earning $3 million this season, while Neil, 29, is making $1.2 million.

Chris Neil (Photo: Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

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