Report: Senators won't trade Brassard

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OTTAWA, ON - DECEMBER 4: Derick Brassard #19 of the Ottawa Senators shoots the puck against the New York Rangers at Canadian Tire Centre on December 4, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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With the Ottawa Senators occupying the second-to-last spot in the Eastern Conference, wisdom suggests they could be sellers at the trade deadline.

However, one player who won't be dealt by the club is forward Derick Brassard, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.

The Senators have fielded calls from other teams asking about the 30-year-old due to his history as a strong playoff performer, but the Senators feel he could be vital in turning the ship around, according to Garrioch.

Brassard has 11 goals and 27 points in 40 games this season, but has been better of late with four points in his last five contests.