Pierre Dorion might want to bring Kyle Turris back to Ottawa


  • Elliotte Friedman reports Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion’s scouting trip to Los Angeles and Nashville sparked trade speculation.
  • He’s in the market for an experienced forward but warned not to jump to any conclusions.
  • The Predators are trying to move Kyle Turris and that had some wondering about a possible reunion with the Senators.
  • Dorion declined to comment but Friedman said he was told it’s not happening.

Pierre Dorion’s presence in Los Angeles and Nashville started the rumour mill. It’s known the Senators are looking for experience up front, but he warned not to jump to any conclusions. Ottawa had six days between games, so his primary goal was taking the opportunity to check out a few Western Conference clubs. The Predators are trying to move Kyle Turris, and the fact Dorion was watching them against Calgary had some wondering if the Senators would consider it. The GM wouldn’t discuss that, but I’m told it’s not happening. 

Elliotte Friedman
  • Don’t expect a reunion for Kyle Turris and the Ottawa Senators
  • Bringing back Turris and his $6-million annual salary-cap hit through 2023-24 makes no sense for the rebuilding, cost-conscious Senators.
  • Dorion’s scouting trip to Los Angeles could’ve been to watch Kings winger Tyler Toffoli, though it was more likely to check out the Kings before the upcoming game between the two clubs.
Sources & Credits: Elliotte Friedman, SPectors Hockey
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