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Sens GM doesnt rule out possibility of asking Dion Phaneuf to waive NMC for expansion draft

Sens GM doesnt rule out possibility of asking Dion Phaneuf to waive NMC for expansion draft
Published On: Mon, May 29
Mar 18, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; Ottawa Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf (2) carries the puck up ice during the third period against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. Buffalo beats Ottawa 3 to 1. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion met with reporters on Monday, and quickly made one thing clear heading into the summer: Craig Anderson will be protected from the expansion draft.

Beyond that, Dorion has a myriad of pending decisions on his plate over the next few weeks " as does every NHL general manager, with the expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights approaching.

While Anderson is going to be protected, Dorion admitted he and his staff are still figuring out who on their roster will gain protection. Those discussions, it appears, will include Dion Phaneuf, the 32 years old defenseman with four more years on his current contract and a hefty cap hit of $7 million.

Phaneuf scored nine goals and 30 points during this past regular season, and had one goal and five points during the postseason.

He also has a no-movement clause in his contract, which garners protection from the expansion draft. But there have been rumblings the Sens may ask him to waive that no-movement clause.

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