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Free agent Morrow says he's close to finding new team

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TSN.ca Staff
9/20/2013 7:10:11 PM
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It appears that Brenden Morrow won't be on the free agent market much longer.

Morrow told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com that he is getting closer to finding a new team in time for the 2013-14 season.

The 34-year-old says he visited an unnamed club on Thursday.

"I'm thinking about another team visit as well," Morrow told LeBrun. "I've actually got a few offers that I'm mulling over at the moment. It's a tough marketplace, they're not the biggest offers or what I had been hoping for, but at this point I just want to get playing again. So I'm mulling over these offers."

Morrow earned $4.1 million last season in a campaign split between the Dallas Stars and Pittsburgh Penguins, but he is likely to make less with the salary cap having been reduced by about $6 million per team.

Morrow had 12 goals and 13 assists in 44 games during last year's shortened season.

The former Stars captain had a cracked knee cap during the playoffs last spring and admits that his reliability plays a role in his perceived market value.

"I get what teams are concerned about, I was plagued with some injuries a couple of years ago," Morrow told LeBrun. "And nobody really knew in the playoffs what I was battling through.

"I just want to get in and be a part of the process of building a team and getting started from training camp," said Morrow. "The timing isn't perfect."

Brenden Morrow  (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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