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SENS TRADE HEATLEY TO SHARKS

OTTAWA - The Sharks acquired disgruntled star wing Dany Heatley from the Senators on Saturday for an emerging star in Milan Michalek, former 50-goal scorer Jonathan Cheechoo and a second-round pick. San Jose also got a fifth-round pick.

"I talked to Dany (on Friday), and he was adamant that he wanted to be moved," Ottawa general manager Brian Murray said. "And we felt ... that we should get the value that we could get for him and move on."

Heatley, 28, initially cited his diminishing role, particularly since Cory Clouston took over as coach in February for the fired Craig Hartsburg. He has since hinted there might be more.

"There's some personal things that (happened)," he said. "And I feel a change was the best thing.

"I don't think I did anything wrong asking for a trade. I had my reasons, and if people think different of me, that's fine."

Heatley twice has scored 50 goals, in 2005-06 and 2006-07. In the next two seasons, he had 41 and 39, respectively.

Michalek, 24, had 23 goals and 24 assists last season. Cheechoo, 29, scored 56 and 37 goals in 2005-06 and 2006-07, respectively. But injuries have cost him 29 games over the past two seasons, and he slumped to 12 goals and 17 assists last season.

Fleury gets shot: The Flames have invited Theo Fleury to training camp. Fleury, 41, played his first 11 seasons for Calgary, winning the Stanley Cup as a rookie in 1988-89. In 15 seasons, the 5-foot-6 wing has 455 goals and 633 assists. But he was suspended after 2002-03 for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Fleury was granted reinstatement by the NHL and Players' Association on Thursday.

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