NHL GM reveals his team's plan to add scoring forward.


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It appears the Ottawa Senators will be buyers this week.

According to the Ottawa Sun, Sens' GM Pierre Dorion revealed the team is working hard to add a scoring forward at the trade deadline. He said that he was actively working on the phone to get a deal done for one of these players.

Armed with owner Eugene Melnyk’'s blessing to add a player, Dorion is looing into Dallas' forwards Patrick Sharp and Jiri Hudler along with Detroit’s' Thomas Vanek, the Jets'  Drew Stafford along with Arizona Coyotes' centre Martin Hanzal and Devils' forward P.A. Parenteau. 

Melnyk said he wants the team to get more scoring, in hopes of getting the team to the playoffs. The team would like to add to the roster, but need to make a deal for a player they can get for a third-round or fourth-round pick.

The club only has four picks in this June’s draft and do not want to give up top prospects Thomas Chabot and Colin White. However, they might be willing to part with Curtis Lazar and/or Cody Ceci.

They could also be looking to add depth at forward, as the team is without winger Bobby Ryan, who is gone for at least month with a broken finger while Mike Hoffman has a groin injury and Mark Stone has a neck strain.

This situation should be monitored closely in the coming days.