Senators Rumors & News

  • Senators blast league-leading Ducks

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators kicked off the holiday season with a party of their own Friday night. If this was a measuring stick at the Canadian Tire Centre, the Senators certainly measured up with a thrilling 6-2 victory in front of 19,443 over the No. 1-ranked Anaheim Ducks — led by two-point efforts from..." December 20

  • Canadian junior hockey team still hoping to get Curtis Lazar from Senators

    Toronto Star "Team Canada officials are holding out hope that the Ottawa Senators will loan forward Curtis Lazar to the program. The 19-year-old Lazar scored his first NHL goal Monday night, and is the last of the Canadian teenagers in the NHL that Team Canada has yet to get the definitive word on prior to..." December 19

  • Anderson saves Sens with big-time effort in Jersey

    Ottawa Sun "This was a case of highway robbery for Craig Anderson and the Senators. He did it all, and he even tried to score. The club’s top goalie didn’t get a lot of support but he didn’t need much either as the Senators closed out their three-game road trip with a 2-0 victory over the New Jersey..." December 18

  • Senators trust No. 1 centre Kyle Turris will start scoring again

    Ottawa Sun "Kyle Turris hasn't counted how many games he's gone without a goal. The Senators' centre tried this season and it didn't help so as he prepares to face the New Jersey Devils to wrap up this three-game road trip Wednesday night at the Prudential Center he's hopeful his goal-less streak will come..." December 17

  • Sabres trump Ottawa Senators, 5-4

    Buffalo News "This edition of the Sabres seemingly doesn’t belong in the same sentence with the 2006-07 squad that won the Presidents’ Trophy. One team had a chance to advance to the Stanley Cup, while the other was supposed to be the worst in the NHL. So how shocking is this: After Monday’s 5-4 shootout win..." December 16

  • Sens owner: We’re the ‘smart ones’ for avoiding free-agent busts

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to Senators owner Eugene Melnyk, all this talk about his team having the lowest cap payroll in the NHL is pointless, since GM Bryan Murray has said that “there’s nothing out there that he could actually spend money on” anyway. Besides, the Senators will need financial flexibility in..." December 16

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    Buffalo Sabres @BuffaloSabres

    #Sabres scratches: Gorges, McCormick, Weber. Sens scratches: Pageau, Phillips. #OTTvsBUF

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    Joe Yerdon @JoeYerdon

    Milan Michalek is back in for the Senators. He missed three games with an upper-body issue.

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    Bruce Garrioch @SunGarrioch

    Phillips out - "a coaches decision." #Sens

  • Kings find motivation, beat Ottawa Senators, 5-3

    Los Angeles Times "There was something for (nearly) everyone Thursday night as the Kings and Senators stayed in touch with that seasonal theme. How about a nominee (Kings goalie Jonathan Quick) for the save of the year? If that wasn't enough, there was a nominee (Ottawa forward Bobby Ryan) for goal of the year as..." December 12

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    Ottawa Senators @Senators

    @Senators correction...it's a lower body injury.

  • More changes may be coming for Senators

    Ottawa Sun "Bryan Murray sat alone at a table Monday afternoon, a bottle of water in his hand and tried to answer why. The simple explanation: Since taking over as general manager in June, 2007, he has never been able to find a replacement for Bryan Murray behind the bench. While coach Paul MacLean..." December 09

  • Ottawa Senators snap skid with OT win over Vancouver Canucks

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators may have given coach Paul MacLean a lifeline. First, they made him sweat. The Senators halted their five-game losing skid in the nick of time with a heroic comeback in a dramatic 4-3 OT victory over the Vancouver Canucks Sunday night in front of 16,870 at the Canadian Tire..." December 08

  • Senators fire coach MacLean

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s first coaching casualty of the season is Paul MacLean. The Ottawa Senators announced today via Twitter that MacLean, the Jack Adams Award winner in 2013, has been dismissed. Dave Cameron, an assistant under MacLean, will become the interim head coach. The timing of the move is..." December 08

  • Senators defenceman Marc Methot's contract talks put on hold

    Ottawa Sun "Marc Methot will have to wait to play the 400th game of his career. The question, and the concern, is for how long? In fine spirits hours before his milestone game Sunday at Canadian Tire Centre, the Senators veteran defenceman spoke of how "privileged" and "proud" and "fortunate" he was to..." December 08

  • New York Islanders 2, Ottawa Senators 1: Win #19=most in the NHL

    Lighthouse Hockey "With a sweep, the Islanders ascend to sole possession of first place in the Metro. Jaroslav Halak broke Billy Smith's franchise record with his 11th consecutive victorious decision as the New York Islanders swept their home-and-home with the Ottawa Senators by spoiling Daniel Alfredsson's..." December 05

  • Daniel Alfredsson announces retirement from NHL

    CBC Sports "Longtime Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson officially announced his retirement from the NHL at a news conference in Ottawa on Thursday. A free agent who has not played this season, Alfredsson signed a ceremonial one-day contract with the Senators and will skate with the team during warmups..." December 04

  • Halak wins 10th straight game as Islanders nip Senators in OT

    New York Post "The question wasn’t meant to be disparaging. “It’s never easy — you can try and I can give you my gear,” said a joking Jaroslav Halak on Tuesday night at the Coliseum, the Islanders’ goalie having just tied Billy Smith for the franchise record with his 10th consecutive win, this one an ugly 3-2..." December 03

  • Alfredsson to join Senators for warm-ups Thursday

    NHL.com "Former Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson will join the team on the ice for warm-ups prior to the game Thursday against the New York Islanders at Canadian Tire Centre, the Senators announced through their Twitter account Tuesday afternoon. Alfredsson is expected to announce his..." December 03

  • Lightning’s home dominance continues in 4-1 win over Senators

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning started sluggishly on Saturday night. Fortunately for them, Ben Bishop was sharp early, allowing Tampa Bay to kick into gear for the final two periods and pull away for a 4-1 victory against Ottawa in front of an announced sellout crowd of 19,204 at Amalie Arena. The victory..." November 30

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Fractured finger for OTT's Bobby Ryan, who was slashed last night in FLA. No definitive timeline yet on how long he'll be out.

  • Panthers find way to beat goalie Anderson, Senators

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "A barrage of Panthers shots pummeled Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson and upset the former Florida goalie's traditional tropical comfort level in a 3-2 win on Friday night at the BB&T Center. lRelated Florida Panthers 3, Ottawa Senators 2 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 3, Ottawa..." November 29

  • Alfie to Retire as a Senator

    Silver Seven "Daniel Alfredsson recently dropped this bomb on Twitter: Coming to Ottawa with the family on Dec. 4th. Looking forward to see everybody! Needless to say, all of Sens Twitter quickly exploded afterward. The news, in case you didn't get it completely, is that Alfie will return to the Senators..." November 28

  • Sens want Methot with Karlsson

    Ottawa Sun "The only timetable for Marc Methot is hopefully soon. Senators GM Bryan Murray told reporters Wednesday believes there's a chance he could play on this trip but made no promises that will be the case. "I'm hoping," Murray said. "Marc is skating now. He looks like he can go through practice...." November 27

  • Resilient Senators shade Blues in shootout

    Ottawa Citizen "Don’t count the Ottawa Senators out just yet. The Senators pulled off the next to impossible here Tuesday, rallying from a two-goal deficit in the third period to defeat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 in a shootout. Bobby Ryan scored the lone goal of the shootout, while Robin Lehner pitched the..." November 26

  • Daniel Alfredsson to announce retirement in Ottawa on Dec. 4

    Ottawa Citizen "Alfie’s coming home for one last time. Former Sens captain Daniel Alfredsson is expected to announce his retirement from the NHL at Canadian Tire Centre on Dec. 4, when the Ottawa Senators return from their current road trip to face the New York Islanders. Alfredsson and the Senators are..." November 26

  • Weiss perks up with 2 goals in Wings' win over Sens

    Detroit News "Stephen Weiss probably earned some good news like this. After all the injuries, frustration of not playing, criticism of his performance after signing a big free agent contract, after all the sitting and waiting for a chance to play — good karma was surely headed his way. Weiss got into the..." November 25

  • Blues get past Sens

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues found their offensive touch on the road Saturday afternoon at Canadian Tire Centre. After scoring just one goal in the first two games of their road trip, three of the Blues’ four lines registered goals in a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators. Vladmir Tarasenko pumped in his..." November 23

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    Chris Stevenson @CJ_Stevenson

    Sorry, roster report says Phillips out and Wiercioch in. #senators

  • Senators secure victory over Predators behind Robin Lehner's goaltending

    Ottawa Citizen "n Ottawa Senators goaltender stole another victory. The opposition offered up a rusty, rarely used back-up in their net. Ho hum. What else is new? The Senators’ 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators Thursday night was all about the spectacular play of goaltender Robin Lehner – who stopped..." November 21

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    NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

    The game between @BuffaloSabres /@Senators originally scheduled to be played Feb. 20, 2015 has been moved to Dec. 15th. (2/2)

  • Senators prospect wants to be 'shutdown guy'

    Ottawa Sun "Ben Harpur hopes to make Ottawa his home one day. He missed a chance to show the progress he's made Sunday afternoon when his Guelph Storm came to town against the Ottawa 67's at TD Place Arena. Among the spectators were Senators' assistant GM Pierre Dorion along with chief scout Bob Loews..." November 19

  • Expect trade talk from Ottawa Senators GM

    Ottawa Sun "Bryan Murray will attend Tuesday's NHL general managers meeting in Toronto. And, it will be business as usual, just as it has been all season. The Senators GM bravely admitted he is battling Stage 4 colon cancer last week and through the fight he remains focused on trying to get Ottawa to..." November 18

  • Marc Methot inches closer to return

    Ottawa Citizen "As Ottawa Senators defenceman Marc Methot closes in on making his long-awaited return to the lineup, the club’s brain trust is busy contemplating the follow-up move. Methot, who hasn’t played either a regular season or exhibition game this season due to a backside injury, spent Monday’s..." November 18

  • Flames shake off early scare in win over Sens

    Calgary Sun "The first period wasn't even halfway in the books and the fear factor was on high. The Calgary Flames found themselves without their heart-and-soul captain and leading point-producer when Mark Giordano was clipped in the face by Chris Neil's stick after the Senators winger shot the puck..." November 16

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    Damien Cox @DamoSpin

    As expected, no supplementary discipline for Clarke MacArthur after his head shot on Lance Bouma last night versus Flames.

  • Ottawa Senators' Methot taking recovery one day at a time

    Ottawa Citizen "In Vancouver, Marc Methot took to the ice with his teammates for the first time in a long time, and his enthusiasm was clearly visible. Every skate since, he has looked more and more settled back in. The brawny Ottawa Senators defenceman has been out of action since the preseason with a chronic..." November 15

  • Senators general manager Bryan Murray battling serious cancer

    SB Nation "Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced in July he was fighting cancer. On Thursday night, we found out just how hard his fight is. Murray has Stage 4 colon cancer that has spread to his liver and lungs, he shared in a video on TSN with Michael Farber. "There is no cure at..." November 15

  • Senators salvage victory over Oilers with Hoffman's OT winner

    Ottawa Citizen "A win, however it comes, cancels a lot of sins. That certainly is the case for the Ottawa Senators following their overtime victory Thursday night over the Edmonton Oilers. “Three out of four points from Vancouver and Edmonton is something we are happy with right now,” said Erik Karlsson..." November 14

  • Report: Methot drawing interest from Ducks, Wings

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot — currently sidelined with back and hip injuries — is reportedly drawing interest from a number of NHL clubs, per TSN’s Darren Dreger. More: [Methot] saw a specialist last week who confirmed his injury is soft-tissue based. That’s Good news. Early next..." November 14

  • Canucks down Sens, 4-3, tied for NHL lead

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks finally found a lead they could hang onto Tuesday night. They couldn’t blow this one. It came at 4:05 of overtime when Daniel Sedin converted a brilliant pass from brother Henrik to give the Canucks a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators at Rogers Arena. That goal, Daniel’s..." November 12

  • Kyle Turris tries some homecooking to get ready for Canucks

    Ottawa Citizen "Coming off a sloppy and disappointing loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs and heading out on a tough road trip, Ottawa Senators centre Kyle Turris has one thing at least to look forward to: Mom’s homemade perogies. The Turris family home is about 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Turris was to..." November 11

  • Maple Leafs beat Senators in rescheduled game

    Toronto Sun "Fans of the Ottawa Senators didn’t need another reminder of the kind of mastery James Reimer has over their favourite hockey team. They got it anyway at the Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday night, with Reimer making 38 saves in a 5-3 Maple Leafs victory, a see-saw game that didn’t turn in the..." November 10

  • Jets down Senators in shootout

    Winnipeg Sun "Mathieu Perreault could be onto something, if only playing with a broken stick didn't usually result in a two-minute minor. Perreault used a broken stick - a cracked shaft, to be precise - to fool Craig Anderson with a change-up on a forehand deke in the sixth round of the shootout to give the..." November 09

  • Ottawa Senators shut out Wild 3-0

    Ottawa Sun "This was Craig Anderson’s finest hour. And, it wasn’t bad for Mike Hoffman either. Coach Paul MacLean decided to stick with his hot hand Thursday night and the Senators’ top goaltender paid dividends with 35 stops in a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild at Canadian Tire Centre. Anderson..." November 07

  • Senators come out fast, finish strong in beating the Red Wings

    Ottawa Citizen "Nobody is talking about the Ottawa Senators having too many defencemen now. Patrick Wiercioch, number eight on the defensive depth chart and the odd man out when the season began, emerged as the hero Tuesday, scoring the game-winning goal in the Senators’ 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings at..." November 05

  • Bruins best Senators

    Boston Herald "A common theme for the Bruins as they try to sort out their early-season problems: The best players need to be the their best players. This, obviously, is true for any team. But it’s also mighty nice for a team when the last guy on its roster steps up and is the best player. In this case,..." November 02

  • Blackhawks 5, Senators 4 (shootout)

    Chicago Tribune "Patrick Sharp scored the winner as the Blackhawks skated to a 5-4 shootout victory over the Senators Thursday night at Canadian Tire Centre. Jonathan Toews had two goals and Marian Hossa and Kris Versteeg each added a goal and an assist in regulation. Mark Stone, Clarke MacArthur, Bobby Ryan and..." October 31

  • Ottawa Sens' Eric Gryba dodges suspension

    Ottawa Sun "For awhile there, it looked like the team with too many defencemen would suddenly not have enough. As Wednesday morning turned into early afternoon, there was still no word from the NHL on whether Ottawa blueliner Eric Gryba would receive a suspension for his head hit on Artem Anisimov the..." October 30

  • Senators' special teams come up big in win over Blue Jackets

    Ottawa Citizen "Special teams proved the difference for the Ottawa Senators Tuesday in a game full of fireworks. Erik Karlsson, Alex Chiasson − on a five-minute power play − and Clarke MacArthur scored third-period goals as the Senators pulled away for a 5-2 victory. MacArthur also scored in the first period..." October 29