Forum staff reports, Published December 02 2010
NHL report: Senators shopping Brian LeeThe Ottawa Senators are reportedly working to trade defenseman Brian Lee, a former Moorhead High standout who cleared waivers Wednesday afternoon.
TSN reported Wednesday that the Senators will keep Lee with the team while general manager Bryan Murray attempts to work out a deal for the
23-year-old. Several teams are reportedly interested in acquiring the ninth overall pick in the 2005 NHL draft.
Lee has been a healthy scratch for the last 18 games with the Senators.
He signed a two-year, $1.75 million one-way contract during the offseason that guarantees his NHL salary even if he is moved to the minors. He is owed $825,000 this season, and $925,000 next year.
Lee was named Minnesota’s Mr. Hockey in 2005. He played two seasons for the University of North Dakota.
In parts of four NHL seasons, Lee has four goals and nine assists in 89 games. He has no points in seven games this season.
He has eight goals and 44 assists in 123 games in the minors.