We have a very interesting update from TSN insider Darren Dreger.
Amidst a flurry of trade rumors this week the Ottawa Senators have quietly been taking calls on one of their former first round draft picks, 22-year-old forward Curtis Lazar.
It sounds like the Senators were not the ones who initiated the talks but after receiving a number of phone calls general manager Pierre Dorion is willing to listen to offers, although according to Dreger he would come at a heavy cost.
"The Sens are interested in listening to the offers that will and are coming in, but they don't wanna give up on this young guy just yet... The asking price I'm told if they're willing to make that deal is extremely high."
One of the key aspects of this deal is that Lazar is still on his entry-level-contract, making him especially valuable to contending teams who want to add a player up the middle but are tight against the cap. The Sens know this and will be looking to make teams pay premium if they give him up in a trade.