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  • 17 Apr
    OTTAWA -- Bryan Murray was there to talk about re-signing his award-winning head coach to a contract extension, but the main topic of conversation was his veteran captains future. "I guess its the big issue in town now," the Ottawa Senators general manager told reporters Thursday. "I didnt realize it was that big an issue because were going to get it done I would assume." Murray is confident hell re-sign Daniel Alfredsson despite reports that several teams may be courting the Swedish star when the free agency period begins Friday. Working on the premise of a one-year deal, Murray is waiting to hear back from Alfredssons agent J.P. Barry. "I have not heard the dollar figure at this point," Murray said during a news conference to discuss head coach Paul MacLeans three-year contract extension. The two sides were expected to discuss details later Thursday, Murray said, adding that hes been disappointed by reports suggesting the Senators and owner Eugene Melnyk are being cheap with the 40-year-old Alfredsson. "I wish people would just wait for some facts to come out before they make stories up thats all," said Murray. Murray also confirmed David Clarkson spent the day in Ottawa on Wednesday as the Senators try to convince the 29-year-old winger that he would be a good fit with the team. Clarkson, who spent the last six seasons with the New Jersey Devils, recorded 15 goals and nine assists this season and isnt afraid to go to the net, a quality the Senators could use. "Hes competitive, gritty, tough and last full season he got 30 goals," said Murray. "We hope that he chooses us, unfortunately we dont dictate all of it. Im sure hell have a number of options, but he is one person we have targeted and he fits the role that were really looking for." Clarkson is good friends with Senators centre Jason Spezza, which the Senators hope will help sway the Toronto native. Historically, Murray hasnt been overly active on the opening day of free agency, but said Melnyk has given him permission to sign a free agent if the right player is available. Clarkson made $2.6 million last season and will obviously be looking for a raise. With just over $43 million committed next season, the Senators are extremely close to the $44 million salary floor. "I dont think well be a floor team and I dont think well be a cap team," said Murray. "Well be in there somewhere." Murray believes the Senators are a desirable destination for players. The team has been competitive, shows promise for future success, has a strong coaching staff and has a good reputation among players. "Were a team now that is recognized as a place to come and play," he said. Jerseys China . Vokoun departed practice on Saturday morning after discovering swelling in his thigh. 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(theahl.com) -- The Grand Rapids Griffins are one win away from their first Calder Cup title after a 4-2 win over the Syracuse Crunch in Game 3 of the American Hockey Leagues championship series on Wednesday night. Jan Mursak broke a 2-2 tie with 4:49 left in regulation to help stake the Griffins to a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Calder Cup Finals. Grand Rapids goes for the sweep when it hosts Game 4 on Friday night (7 ET, AHL Live, SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPN America). After dropping the first two games of the series at home, Syracuse struck first in Game 3. Richard Panik gave the Crunch their first lead of the series at 10:21 of the first period, taking a feed from Tyler Johnson, stepping around a Grand Rapids defender and wristing a shot past Petr Mrazek. It was the sixth goal of the playoffs for Panik. Tomas Tatar evened things up on a wraparound 2:09 into the second period, collecting Nathan Paetschs point shot behind the net and tucking it behind Cedrick Desjardins to make it 1-1. For Tatar, it was his league-leading 13th goal of the postseason. Luke Glendening gave Grand Rapids the lead less than three minutes later, collecting aa loose puck off a scramble in front and depositing it for his sixth goal of the playoffs at 4:53.dddddddddddd Syracuse made it 2-2 at 9:56 of the second as Dan Sextons long wrister from the blue line changed direction and knuckled past Mrazek for his fifth goal of the playoffs. Desjardins made a pair of huge saves in the third to preserve the tie. Tomas Jurco had a chance alone in front with 12:45 remaining and Desjardins denied him with a spread-eagle pad save, and Gustav Nyquist was sprung on a breakaway with 9:25 to play only to be turned away by the Crunch netminder. Grand Rapids finally broke through with 4:49 to go as captain Jeff Hoggan came out from behind the net and sent a shot towards the cage that Mursak deflected past Desjardins for his 10th postseason goal. The Griffins tacked on an insurance goal with 2:28 to play when Hoggan grabbed the puck off a Crunch turnover, drove to the net and beat Desjardins to make it 4-2. Mrazek (14-7) made 26 saves for his sixth win in the Griffins last seven games. Desjardins (11-4) finished with 25 stops. Attendance at Van Andel Arena was 10,102, the largest crowd in Griffins AHL playoff history. ' ' '