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Redden says no to waiving no-trade clause

Darren Dreger

2/8/2008 6:57:40 PM

Sources tell TSN that Ottawa Senators' general manager Bryan Murray met with veteran defenceman Wade Redden Friday morning about the possibility of waiving his no-trade clause.

According to the source, the request was made following an inquiry from the San Jose Sharks into Redden's availability.

Murray met with three players on Friday, Redden being one of them and talked specifically to Redden about his play, the team's play and presented a situation that had surfaced.

"I told him there was outside interest and asked if he wanted to discuss it. He did not," Murray told TSN.

As he has in the past, Redden turned down the request as he remains committed to the Senators' quest to win a Stanley Cup.

Redden is in the second year of a two-year, $13 million contract extension with Ottawa and is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.

While the 30-year-old currently has no interest in leaving Ottawa, a city he has spent his entire 11-year NHL career with, it's highly unlikely he'll return next season.