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TradeCentre: Monday's reports from around the NHL

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TSN.ca Staff
2/3/2014 9:54:19 AM
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The NHL's Mar. 5 Trade Deadline is drawing closer and teams will be deciding on whether to buy or sell.

Check out today's trade-related reports and speculation from around the NHL beat. And follow TSN.ca through Deadline Day for all the updates.

Mystery Men

The Ottawa Senators are trying to get down to business, they're just having start-up issues.

Senators general manager Bryan Murray told The Ottawa Sun he was close to a minor trade that would have brought the Senators a forward, but that the deal was taken off the table prior to completion.

"We had a couple of teams I was talking fairly serious to about a smaller type deal that would add one player to our team, but it doesn't appear it's going to happen at this point," Murray said.

The Sun surmises the Senators are still looking for a winger to play with Jason Spezza and that the Sens still covet Mississauga-native Matt Moulson.

Waiting on Bolland

The Toronto Maple Leafs may be looking to add bodies before the deadline as they cling to third in the Atlantic Division, but much of their activity may well depend on the return of Dave Bolland.

Bolland's eventual return - whether before or after the Olympic break – will necessitate some roster movement on its own, with the Toronto Star reporting that at least two players will need to be moved to get down to the 23-man roster limit.

However, his return could also move some salary cap dominoes, especially with the team having added Tim Gleason into the mix over the duration of Bolland's rehab.

The Star report points toward the Leafs recent resurgence in secondary scoring as one factor to consider before any possible addition as well as management's stated belief in the team's depth.

Addition and Subtraction?

The Buffalo Sabres - currently 30th overall in the National Hockey League - will undoubtedly be busy at the deadline, but will they exclusively be in sell-off mode?

The Buffalo News notes that should the team pull the trigger on a deal to move long-time starting netminder Ryan Miller, the team may also have to consider adding to its options in net for both the present and future.

Jhonas Enroth is 1-10-5 and hasn't won since Oct. 25. The Buffalo News states that if new general manager Tim Murray is not confident he can win with Enroth moving forward, the Sabres could be in the market for a goalie.

Bryan Murray (Photo: Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

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