Senators Rumors & News

  • Karlsson nets winner as Sens edge Rangers in Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- It took the Ottawa Senators 33 shots to get one goal on Henrik Lundqvist, and then a shot from behind the goal line and off his head to finally beat him. Erik Karlsson was merely trying to get the puck in the vicinity of the New York Rangers net when he took a shot from the..." April 27

  • Craig Anderson celebrates win with wife Nicholle, who is battling cancer

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson had someone special cheering him on in the stands on Sunday. Anderson’s wife Nicholle, who is battling a rare form of head and neck cancer, hinted on Twitter Saturday that she was feeling spontaneous, leading many fans to believe she was planning to..." April 25

  • Anderson, Cogliano, Ryan named Bill Masterton Trophy finalists

    NHL.com "Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson, Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano and Carolina Hurricanes forward Derek Ryan were named finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on Monday. The award is given to the player who exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and..." April 25

  • Senators’ Stalberg game-time decision for Game 6; Wideman out

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators forward Viktor Stalberg is dealing with an undisclosed injury and is a game-time decision for Game 6 against the Boston Bruins on Sunday. Stalberg has two assists through the first five games of the playoffs and on two occasions he has racked up more than 15 minutes of ice time...." April 23

  • Bruins stay alive with 2 OT win over Senators

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Rookie Sean Kuraly was re-inserted into the Boston Bruins lineup on Friday because, in the words of coach Bruce Cassidy, "He's good at getting on pucks." As it turns out, he's also pretty good at putting them in the net in clutch situations. Kuraly scored twice in Friday's..." April 22

  • Burns, Hedman, Karlsson named Norris Trophy finalists

    Sportsnet "The NHL announced the three finalists for the Norris Trophy Friday, awarded to the defenceman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. This year’s finalists are: San Jose’s Brent Burns, Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman, and Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson. Burns..." April 22

  • Senators take command of series with Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Special players tend to do special things at special times. Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson is a special player. Wednesday night, Karlsson shot a puck intentionally wide to the right of Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask. Bobby Ryan, in behind rookie defenseman..." April 19

  • Bruins fan tries to steal stick from Senators player after game, learns his lesson

    Fox Sports "Bruins fans in attendance for Game 3 against the Senators didn’t get to see the result they were hoping for on Monday night, as Boston lost in overtime to Ottawa, 4-3. One fan tried his best to take home a consolation prize immediately following the game, though that didn’t exactly work out for..." April 18

  • Senators amazed by Methot’s resolve given ‘disgusting’ finger

    Sportsnet "Ask a couple of Ottawa Senators if they could imagine playing with a pinky finger that just weeks ago was pretty well amputated near the tip, and you’ll get reactions ranging from “Uuuhh…” to “Eeeugh.” Well, that’s what Marc Methot is up to these days. The veteran defenceman made his..." April 17

  • Borowiecki out for Sens, Harpur to make playoff debut

    Pro Hockey Talk "Another day, another d-man knocked out of the Boston-Ottawa series. On Monday, the Sens announced that blueliner Mark Borowiecki would miss Game 3 with an apparent leg injury, and be replaced in the lineup by Ben Harpur. Harpur, 22, is in his second season with the Sens and appeared in six..." April 17

  • Ryan's OT goal lifts Senators to 4-3 win, 2-1 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Ottawa Senators escaped with a win after blowing a three-goal lead Monday night. The Boston Bruins thought the Senators had help. "Demoralizing and disappointing ... there's probably a lot more words, but they called it," Bruins interim coach Bruce Cassidy said of referee..." April 17

  • Senators' Boucher: When MacArthur scored, all of Ottawa raised its arms

    Ottawa Sun "The drought lasted exactly 726 days, most of which time Clarke MacArthur spent wondering if he would ever play again, never mind score another goal. When the Senators veteran winger took a neat Bobby Ryan pass and relayed it behind Tuukka Rask, he turned, skated towards centre ice, threw his..." April 16

  • Senators’ Borowiecki suffers lower-body injury in Game 2 vs. Bruins

    Sportsnet "Just a few minutes after welcoming Marc Methot back into the lineup, the Ottawa Senators lost another important piece of their blue line as Mark Borowiecki left the game in the first period of Game 2 against the Boston Bruins. The Senators have since announced that he will not return due to a..." April 15

  • Senators win on Phaneuf's OT goal to pull even with Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Dion Phaneuf has played 936 NHL games but never has he experienced a moment similar to the one he lived Saturday afternoon at Canadian Tire Centre. "That's the biggest (goal) I've scored," said Phaneuf, the Ottawa defenseman whose shot from the point at 1:59 of overtime gave Ottawa..." April 15

  • Methot returns to Sens lineup for Game 2

    CBS Sports "Methot (hand) was paired with Erik Karlsson in warmups and will play Saturday against Boston, Bruce Garrioch of TSN reports. Methot has missed ten games so far, but he will be ready to be in the top defensive rotation for a critical Game 2 on Saturday. " April 15

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • Bruins rally to defeat Senators in Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- The Boston Bruins were unable to record a single shot on goal in the second period Wednesday night, but they took the only two that mattered in the third. The result was a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre that gives the Bruins a 1-0 lead in the..." April 12

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • Eliminated Isles beat Senators for 6th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- For the New York Islanders, Sunday's 4-2 victory over Ottawa in the regular-season finale was as bittersweet as the loss was inconsequential for the Senators. The Islanders (41-29-12) won their season-high sixth straight game to close out the 2016-17 campaign in strong..." April 09

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Senators nab home ice for 1st round of playoffs

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- -- While clinching second place in the Atlantic Division and home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, the Ottawa Senators have rediscovered their old form. In winning their last three games, they have given up just two goals. "I think we just wanted to come back..." April 08

  • Why Mika Zibanejad was congratulated on trade out of Ottawa

    Sportsnet "Mika Zibanejad‘s trade from the Ottawa Senators to the New York Rangers for Derick Brassard last summer didn’t feel real until the congratulations began rolling in. The dark-haired, soft-spoken Swede smiles as he recalled the bizarre reaction the trade evoked from friends overseas. “I didn’t..." April 08

  • Erik Karlsson expected to miss final two games, return in playoffs

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators officially clinched a playoff berth on Thursday night, and they did so without Erik Karlsson. According to general manager Pierre Dorion, Karlsson will continue to sit out until the playoffs, missing the team’s final two games of the regular season in favour of a little..." April 08

  • Senators beat Bruins in SO, clinch playoff berth

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Ottawa Senators accomplished all kinds of things Thursday night, and they did it without their best player. The Sens, who have been hammered by injury, qualified for the playoffs with a tie in regulation and then won the shootout for a 2-1 win over Boston that finished off the..." April 06

  • Karlsson ruled out of crucial game vs. Bruins

    Ottawa Citizen "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson will not play in tonight’s pivotal game against the Boston Bruins. Karlsson suffered a foot injury in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings and didn’t travel to Boston with the team. The Senators magic number to reach the playoffs is one. If the..." April 06

  • Sens prevail in MacArthur's return, move into 2nd

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- An emotional night at Canadian Tire Centre ended with a big sigh of relief from the Ottawa Senators. Sparked by the return of veteran winger Clarke MacArthur from an 18-month absence battling concussion issues, the Senators snapped a five-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over..." April 05

  • Clarke MacArthur to play with Senators tonight against Detroit

    Ottawa Citizen "Clarke MacArthur made a stunning return to the Ottawa Senators lineup Tuesday against the Detroit Red Wings. MacArthur, who hasn’t played since October 14, 2015, due to a series of concussions, was expected to start the game on a fourth line with Chris Kelly and Tommy Wingels. It’s a..." April 04

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • Rookie leads Wings past Senators in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill's roll of the dice proved to be a winner. Guy Boucher's gamble didn't pay off, but the Ottawa Senators coach was still delighted to come away from Joe Louis Arena with a much-needed point. Evgeny Svechnikov, making his NHL debut, scored in the..." April 03

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • Jets charge past Senators for fourth straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- It's not often that a player apologizes after scoring a goal but Nikolaj Ehlers told Patrik Laine he was sorry after notching an empty-netter in a 4-2 victory for the Winnipeg Jets over the Ottawa Senators at the MTS Centre on Saturday night. The friends and sometimes..." April 02

  • Cody Ceci leaves Senators game vs. Jets with lower-body injury

    Sportsnet "Cody Ceci will not return for the Ottawa Senators in their game against the Winnipeg Jets after suffering a lower-body injury. The injury occurred late in the second period when Ceci got tangled up with Jets forward Adam Lowry behind the Senators net. " April 02

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • Senators sign Colin White to entry-level contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "After signing Colin White, their 2015 first-round draft pick, to an amateur tryout contract to get him some AHL experience, the Ottawa Senators have officially signed Colin White to a three-year, entry-level contract. It is expected that White will join the team in Detroit for their game on..." April 02

  • Sens' Karlsson, Smith out vs. Jets

    TSN "The struggling Ottawa Senators will take on the Winnipeg Jets without captain Erik Karlsson and forward Zack Smith. Both players have returned to Ottawa with injuries, Senators head coach Guy Boucher confirmed Saturday. Karlsson missed Thursday's loss to the Minnesota Wild with a lower-body..." April 01

  • Wild slug Senators, snap skid

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- When Minnesota Wild winger Nino Niederreiter reached the 20-goal plateau for the third straight season on Feb. 27, he never expected to still be sitting on 20 goals 16 games later. Yet there he was as the Wild prepared to host the Ottawa Senators on Thursday...." March 31

  • Sens bring over Hogberg, one of Swedish League’s top goalies

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ottawa has added to its goaltending depth, inking Marcus Hogberg to a two-year, entry-level deal. Hogberg, 22, is coming off a terrific campaign with SHL Linkoping. He posted a 1.89 GAA and .932 save percentage (fourth-best in the league), and will now join the club’s AHL affiliate in..." March 31

  • Former Ottawa Senators executive sues Melnyk, team for $1.55M; alleges discord behind the scenes

    Ottawa Citizen "Amid poor ticket sales in 2016, Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk lashed out at his management team, leading to tumult and discord behind the scenes, a new lawsuit against the NHL club and Melnyk alleges. Former Senators executive Peter O’Leary recently filed a $1.55-million lawsuit against..." March 31

  • Sens held team meeting after ugly defeat in Minnesota

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ottawa played last night down the services of Erik Karlsson, Alex Burrows and Zack Smith, who exited in the first period with an upper-body injury. Those built-in excuses could’ve whisked away any bad feelings from what ended up a 5-1 loss to the Wild in Minnesota. But the Sens weren’t having..." March 31

  • Burrows out, Karlsson a game-time decision for Senators vs. Wild

    Sportsnet "Erik Karlsson is a game-time decision and Alex Burrows will not be in the Ottawa Senators lineup Thursday when they visit the Minnesota Wild. Viktor Stalberg, who has missed the team’s last two games with an upper-body injury, will return. If Karlsson is ruled out, it will end his streak of 324..." March 30

  • NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Call it a victory for the people. The NHL has decided to change course and publicly release the list of protected and available players during the June expansion draft. The decision was made after "further consideration of views and feedback we received on the subject," NHL deputy..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • Weal comes through in clutch as Flyers edge Sens

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Six weeks removed from the American Hockey League, Jordan Weal scored the game-tying goal late in regulation and added the only tally of the shootout in the Philadelphia Flyers' 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. "I was having fun (with Lehigh Valley), and if..." March 28

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Senators’ Clarke MacArthur still hopes to play this season

    Sportsnet "Clarke MacArthur is still holding out hope that he can suit up with the Ottawa Senators this season. The forward made that clear during a media availability on Monday. “I’m always holding out for this year. I could care less [about] next year,” MacArthur told reporters. “I’m only training..." March 27

  • Senators’ Marc Methot needed 10 stitches to repair severed finger

    Sportsnet "We knew Marc Methot is out for the next few weeks with a “shattered finger” — and now we know what kind of repairs he got after he left the ice with a dangling pinky. “To be clear we are talking about the left pinky,” said Nick Kypreos on Hockey Night in Canada’s Headlines segment. “The tip of..." March 26