According to a second hand report via TSN hockey insider Frank Seravalli, the Ottawa Senators have engaged in discussions with free agent forward Corey Perry and, even more importantly, Perry has shown interest in the Senators.
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Perry, of course, had a bit of a career resurgence with the Dallas Stars this past season after being bought out of his contract by the Anaheim Ducks last offseason. Perry put up five goals and 21 points in 57 games with the Stars last season. He also put up five goals and nine points in 27 post-season games during the Stars run to the Stanley Cup Final. Incredibly though, the Stars have let him walk away as a free agent and there doesn't appear to be much in the way of negotiations between the two sides.
The Sens, despite being one of the worst teams in the NHL last season, have made some significant changes this offseason and adding Perry to the mix may tie things together. After all, who better to help shepherd along a young pest like Brady Tkachuk than Perry himself? Add in the additions of Evgeny Dadonov, goaltender Matt Murray and 3rd overall pick Tim Stuetzle and the Senators have made some very strong moves this offseason.