Things need to be get better in Ottawa, and Senators general manager Pierre Dorion is reportedly close to making a roster move via call-ups or even through a trade. According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, Dorion is getting several calls from rivals teams, especially since the Sens are stuggling and are currently five points out of a playoff spot.
Garrioch believes the Sens are looking at ways to improve their defense, which to be honest, has been quite bad in the recent weeks. Rival clubs are said to be calling and inquiring about defenseman Cody Ceci, who despite his current slump, remains well regarded around the league.
Ceci is a former first round pick by the Senators in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, where he was selected 15th overall. In 22 games with the Sens this season thus far, Ceci has collected two goals and five points.
However, the Sens have never considered moving Ceci in the past and are not looking to "make a change for change sake.”
Dorion has completed the biggest trade of the season already by acquiring Matt Duchene from Colorado and shipping center Kyle Turris to the Nashville Predators in a three-team deal last month.
If he makes a move before the Dec. 19 holiday trade freeze, it is believed to be smaller trade: maybe Dorion will do some discount shopping on the waiver wire before making another major trade.