Murray on Wisniewski, Rob Niedermayer and a mystery defenseman.

After sharing his thoughts on Saku Koivu this afternoon with reporters, Bob Murray addressed the Ducks’ remaining concerns.

On RFA defenseman James Wisniewski, who filed for arbitration on Sunday:

“Wis is a group-two (free agent). I’ve said this all along, he’s got some interesting numbers and some comparables. Brian (Burke) went off on the Edmonton offer sheet, and what people didn’t realize is Brian was so right on this. I’m not condoning the way Brian did it, but that’s how brian does things. These guys coming are out of the first couple contracts and they have arbitration rights, their numbers are compararble, you have people thinking they’re worth a lot of money before they’ve proven they’re worth a lot of money.

“I’m not going to jump and give (Wisniewski) a lot of money and a long term, though I’m damn sure he’ll be worth what he wants. We’ll probably go to arbitration. That’s probably where we’re headed right now.”

On further moves the team might make:


“I’d like to get another defenseman. I’ve got a couple things in mind. I’d like another defenseman, a veteran type of guy.”


On talks with Rob Niedermayer:


“I haven’t spoken with them.”

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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