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Sens owner Melnyk insists team not for sale

Eugene Melnyk

Senators owner Eugene Melnyk insists that the franchise is not on the market.

“Quite simply: Not for sale. Not a chance,” Melnyk told the Ottawa Sun in an e-mail. “If you find an owner more committed than me please let me know as I would love to meet them.”

Melnyk’s denial comes two days after Sportsnet’s Doug MacLean indirectly suggested on the radio that people may be kicking the tires on the club.

In its most recent valuation, Forbes pegged the Sens’ worth at $201 million.