The Senators would like to add a defenseman to the roster in the near future, but it's unclear when they'll be able to pull the trigger on a deal.
Murray has been asking around, speaking with several teams about their available blueliners, but so far nothing has been ironed out.
There are teams willing to trade some of their rearguards. Yesterday, the Edmonton Oilers acquired defenseman Mark Fistric from the Dallas Stars for a third-round draft pick.
In addition to the Senators, though, the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings and Carolina Hurricanes are among the teams in the market for help on the backend.
The Sens have lost Jared Cowen for the season after he underwent hip surgery in November, leaving a big hole on the blueline. As of now, the Senators have three defensemen with a total of 18 NHL games under their belts (Andre Benoit, 8; Patrick Wiercioch, 8; and Mark Borowiecki, 2) battling for the fifth and sixth spots on the team.
The Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils and Columbus Blue Jackets have defensemen they're willing to move, but it's unclear if Murray has spoken with these clubs.