Hours after reporting the Ottawa Senators had traded disgruntled forward Dany Heatley to the Edmonton Oilers, TSN and Sportnet.ca are now reporting that the deal is on hold, with TSN’s Bob McKenzie stating that Heatley has refused to waive his no-trade clause.
Heatley had requested a trade from Ottawa, but such a move would require him to waive his no-trade clause for any potential deal to be finalized. Last season, Heatley tallied 39 goals and 33 assists in 82 games. He had back-to-back 50 goal seasons in 2005-06 and 2006-07.
With the deal off, Ottawa is now responsible for a $4 million bonus due to Heatley on July 1.
Penner, 26, has been a disappointment for the Oilers after signing as a free agent from Anaheim two seasons ago. Penner scored 17 goals and 20 assists in 78 games last season.
Cogliano was the Oilers’ first-round pick in 2005. He scored 18 goals and 20 assists last season.
Smid, 23, has played three-seasons in the NHL. Last year, he picked up 11 assists in 60 games.
Here are the teams that Heatley is supposedly interested in: Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, and Vancouver Canucks.