Senators' Heatley to talk Friday
Heatley decided to hold the media availability now before his position with the Sens could become a potential distraction at next week's Canadian Olympic orientation camp in Calgary.
The winger remains property of the Senators despite the club's best efforts to deal him.
"There's still nothing happening," Ottawa GM Bryan Murray told ESPN.com on Thursday. "I wish I had something new to say, but there's really nothing."
A deal with the Edmonton Oilers was nixed by Heatley himself. The Oilers have since withdrawn the offer.
The San Jose Sharks looked like a logical destination given their desire to shake up their roster and the potential of a Heatley-Joe Thornton partnership. There have been talks between the Sharks and Sens, but to no avail.
If a deal is not reached by training camp, both the Sens and Heatley are prepared for the forward to report.
Heatley had 39 goals and 33 assists in 82 games last season for Ottawa.
Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com.
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