Senators Rumors & News

  • Kelly goal lifts Senators past Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE -- In the end it was a bad bounce -- or three -- that cost the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night. Chris Kelly's tiebreaking goal at 18:54 of the third period enabled the Ottawa Senators to beat the Sharks 4-2 at SAP Center. Kelly picked up a bouncing puck that neither Sharks..." December 08

  • Erik Karlsson hit another impressive milestone

    Pro Hockey Talk "Erik Karlsson‘s had a terrific career in the NHL so far and he’s still just 26 years old. He already owns two Norris Trophies (2011-12, 2014-15) and his ability to move the puck and put up points from the blue line is second to none. Last year, Karlsson played in all 82 games and he finished..." December 08

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Rust's 3 goals help Penguins belt Senators 8-5

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH – Cue the partridge in a pear tree. The Pittsburgh Penguins' 8-5 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night at PPG Paints Arena had a little of everything and a lot of some things, namely goals. "That was a weird game," Ottawa coach Guy Boucher said. "Everything that could..." December 05

  • Senators’ Andrew Hammond assigned to AHL Binghamton

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have assigned goaltender Andrew Hammond to AHL Binghamton. Hammond was recalled by Ottawa on Nov. 29 but hasn’t appeared in an NHL game since Oct. 28." December 04

  • Senators will be without Bobby Ryan for at least next two games

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators were without forward Bobby Ryan during their 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday due to a hand injury that he aggravated on Tuesday against Buffalo. That injury resulted in him being placed on injured reserve by the team, which means he will miss at least the next..." December 03

  • Senators, Condon shut out Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA - - Every five games Mike Condon has played for the Senators, he has posted two shutouts. Not too bad for a backup, right? "We have no concerns in the crease whatsoever," captain Erik Karlsson said. Filling in for Craig Anderson, Condon stopped 24 shots in a 2-0 win over..." December 03

  • Senators eyeing TD Place Stadium as 2017 outdoor game venue

    Ottawa Citizen "Eugene Melnyk has already given the green light to an outdoor game at TD Place. It’s now in the hands of the NHL, the city of Ottawa and the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group to make it a reality. While sources confirmed a report the league has reached out to OSEG and the city to begin..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Giroux nets OT winner as Flyers edge Sens

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Claude Giroux has had what he called "a pretty good week." On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Flyers captain got engaged to his longtime girlfriend. On Thursday, he scored two goals, including the overtime winner, to lead the Flyers to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators at Canadian..." December 01

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Craig Anderson takes another indefinite leave from Sens

    Ottawa Citizen "Anderson’s wife, Nicholle, is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment at a New York based hospital for a rare throat cancer. While there is no timetable for Anderson’s return to the Senators, he’s not expected to be in the lineup for Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia..." November 30

  • Eichel leads Sabres over Sens in return

    The Sports Xchange "By Don Brennan, The Sports Xchange OTTAWA -- Before heading to the rink for the last 21 games, Buffalo Sabres winger Sam Reinhart has known where to find his roommate. "He's usually parked right on the couch," said Reinhart. "It's definitely nicer having him in the (locker)..." November 29

  • Anderson, Cammalleri and Burns named 3 Stars of Week "Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson, New Jersey Devils left wing Michael Cammalleri and San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Nov. 27. FIRST STAR - CRAIG ANDERSON, G, OTTAWA SENATORS Anderson paced the NHL with four wins,..." November 28

  • Anderson blanks Rangers, lifts Senators to fourth straight

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Craig Anderson wasn't scheduled to start Sunday against the New York Rangers after starting the night before in Ottawa. But the goaltender made his case to be in net to coach Guy Boucher and it turned out he knew what he was talking about. Anderson stopped 33 shots -- including a..." November 27

  • Erik Karlsson is the NHL’s top shot blocker — seriously

    Sportsnet "Russia’s Nikita Zaitsev was at September’s World Cup of Hockey, rhyming off a bunch of NHL defencemen he’d been admiring from overseas. He named some usual suspects without comment: Duncan Keith, Drew Doughty, Victor Hedman… Then he said, “Erik Karlsson, in the offensive zone.” Unlike the..." November 26

  • Turris' late goal helps Senators survive Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- It was another close, tight-checking game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Ottawa Senators, another one of those games that cried out for a great individual play to be the difference. For the second time in November, Senators forward Kyle Turris came up with that play. He..." November 26

  • Newest Ranger Matt Puempel takes shot at his old coach

    New York Post "This will make for interesting reading for Ottawa head coach Guy Boucher and his staff, who will bring the Senators into the Garden off Sunday to face the Rangers. Matt Puempel, the 23-year-old winger claimed on waivers from Ottawa on Monday, offered a choice evaluation of his life as a Senator..." November 26

  • Dzingel hopes he's not Vegas bound next season

    Ottawa Citizen "Thursday morning, Ryan Dzingel was talking about being protected. Come nighttime, he took a deflected Erik Karlsson shot where he had little protection — skating off the ice and rushing into the dressing room with a towel to his head with just under six minutes left in the first..." November 25

  • Ottawa’s Chris Kelly plays first game against old friends

    Boston Herald "Chris Kelly began his career with the Ottawa Senators and now, after five-plus seasons and a Stanley Cup in Boston, he’s back in red and black. Last night, he faced his former team for the first time since signing here in July. Kelly is enjoying his time back, even if it’s not quite the same as..." November 25

  • Dzingel required ear reconstruction after slap shot to head

    Sportsnet "Don’t worry Ryan Dzingel, Daniel Winnik knows what you’re feeling right now. The Ottawa Senators forward had to leave the game in the first period after taking a shot to the ear from teammate Erik Karlsson Thursday night. Dzingel was not on the bench to start the second period, but he did..." November 25

  • Bobby Ryan returns to Senators lineup against Bruins

    Ottawa Citizen "The Senators winger, who has missed two games with a hand injury, will play Thursday night against the Boston Bruins at the Canadian Tire Centre. Ryan said he isn’t fully recovered but will suit up. “It’s getting better every day. It isn’t 100% but I feel like I can get out there and go,”..." November 24

  • Sens top Bruins for another tight win

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators are comfortable playing tight games this season and their patience paid off again Thursday night. Chris Wideman and Kyle Turris scored third-period goals and Ottawa rallied for a 3-1 victory over the Boston Bruins. The Senators (12-7-1) gave up the first..." November 24

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Anderson looks to continue red-hot November

    Pro Hockey Talk "Just two games on the ledger tonight (Happy Thanksgiving, by the way), so let’s begin in Ottawa. The Sens will roll with Craig Anderson for the second straight game, after he bested Carey Price in Tuesday’s 4-3 win in Montreal. Anderson stopped 36 of 39 shots faced against the Habs, for a .923..." November 24

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • Karlsson scores winner as Sens edge Habs

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Finally, the Ottawa Senators' offense broke through. Held to two goals or fewer in regulation or overtime in 12 straight games, four different Senators scored to lift Ottawa to a 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. Mike Hoffman, Derick..." November 22

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • Rangers claim Puempel from Senators

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators have lost Matt Puempel to the New York Rangers. The Senators placed Puempel on waivers Sunday, hoping he would clear and be eligible to play for the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League. The Rangers, however, are optimistic that they can tap into the..." November 21

  • Senators’ Andrew Hammond clears waivers, Puempel now waived

    Sportsnet "Andrew Hammond has cleared waivers and is now eligible to be sent to Binghamton. Hammond was asked by the team to accept a conditioning stint to the AHL, but the goaltender politely refused, preferring to practise with Ottawa. The Senators chose to waive the player and risk losing him to..." November 20

  • Andrew Hammond rejects conditioning stint

    Ottawa Citizen "The Hamburglar isn’t ready for a Happy Meal in Binghamton just yet. Andrew Hammond confirmed Thursday he’s been approached by the Senators about going to the club’s AHL affiliate on a conditioning stint, but that won’t happen until he has a change of heart or is put on waivers to be sent..." November 19

  • Senators' Ryan sidelined with broken finger

    Fanrag Sports "Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan has just three goals and six points in 17 regular season games for the Atlantic Division club this year. Now, he’s also missing time with a broken finger. The Senators led off their Saturday morning with the good news that forward Curtis Lazar was headed..." November 19

  • Sens recall Lazar

    TSN "The team has recalled centre Curtis Lazar from the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League." November 19

  • Luongo, first line help Panthers to 4-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Jaromir Jagr was one game from being in the longest regular-season scoring drought of his 23-season career. He didn't let that game get more than 25 seconds old before he ended the slump. Jagr's tone-setter plus the 39-save performance by Roberto Luongo sparked the Florida..." November 19

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Ottawa Senators waive goaltender Andrew Hammond

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators have made a move to clear up the crowded crease. And, this time, Andrew Hammond won’t be left with the choice of going to the club’s AHL affiliate. After turning down a conditioning stint to the club’s AHL affiliate in Binghamton last Saturday, the club’s backup goalie was..." November 19

  • Erik Karlsson uses pizza to propose to girlfriend

    Ottawa Citizen "Erik Karlsson and Melinda Currey, Ottawa’s favourite Instagram couple, have gotten engaged. Currey uploaded a post on Instagram Friday of the pair smooching, with Currey wearing a conspicuous ring on her left hand. The caption reads: “The love of my life for the rest of my life. Here’s to us..." November 19

  • Senators lose Bobby Ryan

    Pro Hockey Talk "Are the Ottawa Senators primed to be the next team to suffer a wave of injuries? The Senators were already without important (if struggling) forward Mike Hoffman against the Nashville Predators on Thursday; now they’ll play the remainder of tonight’s game without Bobby Ryan. The team’s..." November 18

  • Craig Anderson sheds light on Nicholle's cancer battle

    Ottawa Citizen "Craig Anderson returned to the Senators Friday morning and sent a thank-you to the hockey world for the support his family has received after his wife Nicholle’s cancer diagnosis. In a joint statement released Friday, Craig and Nicholle shed a little more light on what his wife is going through..." November 18

  • Predators shut down Senators again

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Winning on the road has proved to be a difficult feat for the Nashville Predators, but then they hadn't been to Canadian Tire Centre before Thursday night, either. For the second time in eight days, the Predators defeated the Senators, this time by a count of 5-1. It was just..." November 17

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • Karlsson's shootout goal pulls Sens past Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Minutes after seeing defenseman Erik Karlsson and Kyle Turris fail to score on an uncontested two-man breakaway in overtime, Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher asked both to redeem themselves in the shootout. Karlsson did just that, scoring the only goal of the five-round..." November 15

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • Senators testing market on Hammond

    Ottawa Sun "Push is about to become shove in the Senators’ crowded crease. Andrew (The Hamburglar) Hammond told reporters Saturday after a skate at the Canadian Tire Centre he’s “ready” to return from a groin injury he suffered on Oct. 22 in Calgary, which means the Senators will have to make a decision on..." November 14

  • Dumba's OT goal pushes Wild past Sens

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Matt Dumba dreamed about playing in NHL overtime games as a kid. "I love it," said the Minnesota Wild defenseman. "Tonight I seized the opportunity." Indeed. Dumba's goal with 1:03 left in the five minute session gave the Wild a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators at..." November 13