Senators Could File Grievance Against Heatley

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The Dany Heatley saga seems to be getting messier every second he remains in Ottawa.

As the start of training camp looms, it is still unclear of whether or not Heatley will remain a part of the Senators — and all indications point to him being traded any day now — but if a trade doesn't happen, the star winger could hold out and force the team to move him.

If that happens, though, the Senators could file a grievance against him for damages caused.

According to the Calgary Herald, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told Sportsnet.ca that the Senators could claim that Heatley compromised his current contract by demanding a trade. In an email, Daly added, "The Ottawa franchise believes it has been damaged."

The Senators have had problems moving Heatley because he has a short list of trade destinations he'd be happy with. Additionally, only a handful of teams can afford to take on his contract. He is due to earn $8 million in 2009-10.

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