Ales Hemsky RW DAL 3 Months

The Dallas Stars have signed right winger Ales Hemsky to a three-year/$12 million contract.

Ales Hemsky RW DAL 3 Months

Ales Hemsky appears as though he's ready to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

TSN's Bob McKenzie reports that the Senators offered him a three-year deal for about $10 million and it was turned down by the winger. McKenzie adds that Ottawa is willing to trade Hemsky's negotiation rights for a pick.

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Ales Hemsky is expected to test the free agent market.

Hemsky is reportedly seeking more than $5.5 million per season, which is more than the Senators were interested in paying for him. It also might be more than he'd get on the open market, given that he hasn't reached the 50-point mark since 2008-09. Even if he can't get that much though, Hemsky is reportedly interested in leaving anyways as it's believed he would rather play in an American market where he wouldn't get as much attention.

Ales Hemsky RW DAL 5 Months

Ottawa Senators captain Jason Spezza says "there's a lot of reflecting" to be done about his future with the team, but Ales Hemsky was prety clear.

If the Sens trade Spezza, which is widely speculated, Hemsky will take off as an unrestricted free agent. "I want to play with a good center," Hemsky said. "That's the most important for me. Jason been great to me. I had a blast to play with him. I would like to know what they want to do." The Spezza and his Czech Mates Line - Hemsky and Milan Michalek - had fantastic offensive numbers while playing together after Hemsky was acquired from the Edmonton Oilers before the March trade deadline. Spezza scored seven goals and 12 assists in 18 games after the deal. Hemsky had four goals and 13 assists in 20 games. Michalek netted seven goals and five assists in 20 games. But even with those point totals, the Sens still missed the playoffs, and the organization has some major decisions to make concerning its star players.

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Ales Hemsky has played well for the Senators since he was acquired at the trade deadline from Edmonton, but it's unclear if he'll be back with the team next year.

He can test the market as an unrestricted free agent in the summer. Hemsky notched a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Islanders to give him 16 points in 17 games with Ottawa.

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Ales Hemsky had an assist and the shootout winner against Carolina on Monday.

That was enough to give the Senators a 2-1 victory. Hemsky has a three-game assist going now, over which he has collected four helpers. He has 38 points in 68 games this season between Edmonton and Ottawa.

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Ales Hemsky picked up two assists in Sunday's 6-3 win against Calgary.

He has four helpers in his last eight outings, which gives him 11 points in 12 games since being acquired by the Senators at the trade deadline.

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Ales Hemsky scored a goal for Ottawa in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Lightning.

Hemsky is one of the few players still producing at a reasonable clip now that the Senators fortunes for the season have gone south. He has registered eight points in seven games since being traded to Ottawa. Clarke MacArthur, Erik Karlsson and Milan Michalek all found the back of the net in the loss.

Ales Hemsky RW DAL 6 Months

Ales Hemsky produced three assists for a second straight game in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to Nashville.

He picked up three helpers in a 5-3 win over Winnipeg on Saturday to give him six points in three games since he was traded to the Senators. Hemsky is starting to click with Ottawa captain Jason Spezza and the two of them could be a solid tandem down the stretch.

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Ales Hemsky dished out four assists in the Senators' 5-3 win over the Jets on Saturday evening.

When Hemsky is at his best, he is creating offense, lighting the lamp at a good pace but setting up even more. The problem, of course, is he tends to disappear too frequently. Thus far, he has six points with Ottawa in three games. He has nine goals and 30 points on the season. Milan Michalek and Mike Hoffman each scored and assisted, while Eric Gryba, Kyle Turris and Jared Cowen potted the other goals. Jason Spezza had four helpers.