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Dorion: Sens veterans thrilled with Burrows deal, 'One wanted to hug me'

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While some Ottawa Senators fans might not be thrilled by the value given up in the Alex Burrows trade on Monday, it's quite clear current players are ecstatic.

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Senators general manager Pierre Dorion spoke following the deal that saw Burrows flipped for 2016 second-round pick Jonathan Dahlen and noted that many of the team's veteran players were jubilant with the GM's move.

"We're elated," Dorion said, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun. "Five key vets came up to me in our dressing room - one wanted to hug me and the others shook my hand."

Dorion admitted that after the team learned that forward Clarke MacArthur would not play this season - as he deals with continued concussion problems - Burrows quickly became a target.

Of course with the sudden slew of injuries, the Senators will be hoping Burrows can make an immediate impact, especially with the club now just two points behind the Atlantic Division-leading Montreal Canadiens.

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