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Will Ottawa Owner Get His Money Back?

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Eugene Melnyk will finally face off with Dany Heatley in court once the two sides can agree on a date.

League sources confirmed Thursday, almost three years after filing a grievance to get the $4-million bonus the Senators owner paid to Heatley on July 1, 2009, the case is inching closer to being heard.

Independent arbitrator George Nicolau had agreed to a March 23 hearing in New York, but the date didn’t work for either side and is being rescheduled — soon.

As first reported by QMI Agency in November, 2009, Melnyk filed the grievance shortly after Heatley refused to lift his no-movement clause and accept a deal to the Edmonton Oilers (for Dustin Penner, Andrew Cogliano and Ladislav Smid).


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Just imagine if that trade had actually gone through…

Posted by bsalamon on 01/26/12 at 11:14 PM ET

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