Bryan Murray has been spending a lot of time on the phone lately.

He hasn't heard anything too exciting yet.

The Senators GM told the Sun Saturday he's talked to a few teams since defenceman Erik Karlsson was lost for the season Wednesday. Karlsson had his Achilles tendon sliced by Pittsburgh Penguins winger Matt Cooke.

"I could go out and get an NHL player that makes a lot of money and may or may not be an upgrade. There's no question I could do that," said Murray. "But I'm not going to do that by giving up one of my top young players for something that may be a short-term fix."

Instead, Murray is going to practise patience. He doesn't love the fact he's making life difficult for Binghamton Senators coach Luke Richardson, but that's why teams keep an AHL affiliate and these are extenuating circumstances.

"We're just going to wait and see where this goes," said Murray. "If I have to do something, I'll do something. Right now, we want to give these guys an opportunity."