Senators Rumors & News

  • Stars Power Play Cashes In, Gives Them 6-3 Win Over Senators

    Defending Big D "The first ten minutes sure were pretty tonight. The Dallas Stars, beneficiary of already having one game played out of the All-Star break, came out to another quick-paced start. Unlike against Montreal, the Stars were able to make that start count. They scored three goals in the span of..." January 30

  • NHL teams can expect salary cap woes if Canadian dollar keeps falling "On a day when one of the game’s all-time greats formally announced his retirement, the plummeting exchange rate for the Canadian dollar probably isn’t the sexiest topic to tackle. But just like Martin Brodeur, who is staying on in a management role with the Blues, this situation isn’t going..." January 30

  • Craig Anderson out with injury, Andrew Hammond recalled on emergency basis

    Ottawa Citizen "Ottawa Senators’ No. 1 goaltender Craig Anderson has been sidelined with what coach Dave Cameron describes as a “day-to-day” ailment. Andrew Hammond has been recalled from the AHL’s Binghamton Senators as a backup to Robin Lehner , who will be in net for Thursday’s game between Ottawa and the..." January 29

  • Why the NHL's most hated players are never going away "They tend to be some of the most hated players in the NHL, and when they inevitably do something reckless you probably want them out of the league. They are the guys that spend their time skating along the fine line between "playing with an edge," and playing dirty. On occasion, they will jump..." January 28

  • Sens hope Spezza greeted warmly

    Ottawa Sun "Jason Spezza is scheduled to make his homecoming Thursday night. The big question: What kind of reception will he get? The former Senators’ captain certainly hopes he has a better night than the one had Tuesday against the Montreal Canadiens when he was slammed into the boards by Alexei..." January 28

  • Colin Greening placed on Waivers

    Silver Seven "Long removed from his season on the wing of Jason Spezza that led in large part to his current contract, Colin Greening's journey with the Ottawa Senators has come to an end on the waiver wire. In 24 hours, he will either be part of the Binghamton Senators or part of a different NHL..." January 27

  • Senators' Neil, Phillips wait and see on trade talks

    Ottawa Sun "Ottawa's two longest-serving Senators took different approaches Monday when asked to respond to comments made recently by GM Bryan Murray about their respective futures in the city. Murray suggested in media reports before the break that he would consider trading alternate captains Chris..." January 27

  • Speedy Mike Hoffman ready to show his skills

    Ottawa Sun "Mike Hoffman wants to show off his speed Saturday night. The Senators' winger won the fastest skater at the Ottawa skills competition and at last year's AHL all-star game so it would only make sense for the 25-year-old Hoffman to get his chance to strut his stuff at Nationwide Arena. He..." January 24

  • Bryan Murray likely to step aside as Senators' GM after the season; gets to pick his successor

    Ottawa Citizen "He is a gifted raconteur, even among hockey elders renowned for their storytelling. So, when Bryan Murray shares the anecdote about how he found out his peers are planning to honour him at the NHL GM meetings in Boca Raton, Florida in March, a punch-line is building. Murray’s great friend,..." January 23

  • Senators add to Leafs' anguish, but it wasn't easy

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators are headed into the All-Star break with renewed hope about a possible surge into a playoff spot. The Toronto Maple Leafs? Not so much. Wednesday offered up more of the same sad story in a season that has gone from good to bad to worse to abysmal. The Senators struck early..." January 22

  • Crosby, Stamkos top picks in All-Star draft "The stars of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus will conduct a fantasy draft Friday to create teams for a real game to be played Sunday. We here at decided to get into the spirit by conducting our own All-Star fantasy draft. Dan Rosen played the role of Jonathan Toews; Corey..." January 22

  • Rangers sneak by Senators in OT

    New York Post "There is always room for improvement, and this getaway game before the All-Star break had quite a few points to be brought up after the Rangers return from a week-long hiatus. But the underlying truth remained as it has been over the past six weeks: The Blueshirts are just continuing to find ways..." January 21

  • Sens looking to move Colin Greening

    Pro Hockey Talk "Colin Greening is expected to be a healthy scratch for a fifth straight game tonight when the Ottawa Senators visit the New York Rangers. Greening has not played since a 5-2 Ottawa loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Jan. 8 and has been a healthy scratch 21 times this season entering tonight’s..." January 20

  • Senators GM Murray unlikely to trade No.1 goaltender Anderson "The Ottawa Senators might be 10 points out of a playoff spot, but Bryan Murray is making it crystal clear that he’s not interested in trading his No. 1 goaltender anytime soon. Speaking to TSN 1200 on Monday, the Senators general manager shot down the notion that he would be open to dealing..." January 20

  • Todd Bertuzzi suffered a knee injury in AHL game

    Pro Hockey Talk "Todd Bertuzzi’s attempt at a comeback may have taken a blow. According to TSN Radio’s Ian Mendes, Bertuzzi suffered a knee injury in Binghamton’s 5-1 loss to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Saturday night. The 39-year-old was a minus-3 in the loss to the Phantoms and has failed to register a..." January 19

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    Ian Mendes @ian_mendes

    After not playing for Binghamton today, Todd Bertuzzi is in the process of checking out his knee. Will see what this means for his PTO.

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    Wayne Scanlan @HockeyScanner

    Neil and Phillips in. Anderson starts. Greening out. Wiercioch out. #sens

  • Sens brass gets look at Bertuzzi

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators’ three wise men travelled to Binghamton to watch Todd Bertuzzi play his first AHL game Friday and — despite the fact he had no points in a 5-0 win — they were at least mildly impressed with the 39-year old winger’s performance. “He had two or three decent scoring chances, his..." January 18

  • Craig Anderson trade debate heats up

    Ottawa Sun "The debate has been raging among Ottawa hockey fans. Should the Senators trade Craig Anderson? Sitting 10 points out of a playoff spot heading into Thursday's game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Canadian Tire Centre, the callers to TSN 1200 have been filling the airwaves indicating..." January 17

  • Ottawa Sens down rival Habs 4-1

    Ottawa Sun "In a season where heroic performances have been in short supply, there was no shortage to choose from for the Senators Thursday night. With the all-star break only a week away, the Senators all looked pretty good in a thrilling 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in front of a sellout of..." January 16

  • Dallas Stars Halt Losing Skid, Beat Ottawa Senators 5-4

    Defending Big D "The Dallas Stars are back in the win column- And it wasn't easy. Or pretty. The Ottawa Senators jumped all over the Stars with three first-period goal this evening, chasing Kari Lehtonen from the Dallas net en-route to what surely looked like their fifth loss in a row, but the home team used a..." January 14

  • Todd Bertuzzi ready to make AHL debut

    USA Today "The only hockey Todd Bertuzzi played during the past few months was in Detroit beer leagues, so Monday was a big change of pace for the 18-year NHL veteran. "I think I had eight-point game so the guys all said 'OK, I think you need to move up a level.' This is the next step," Bertuzzi joked..." January 13

  • Ottawa Senators GM Murray looking for top-6 forward

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators aren't ready to throw in the towel on this season. As the Senators arrived at midpoint with a 5-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes Saturday night in Glendale, Ariz., GM Bryan Murray along with assistants Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee were likely huddled around a TV in Fort Lauderdale..." January 12

  • Ottawa Senators' Ryan, Hoffman going to NHL All-Star Game

    Ottawa Citizen "National Hockey League all–stars come in all shapes and sizes, and with an assortment of different skills. Look no further than Ottawa Senators linemates Bobby Ryan and Mike Hoffman, selected Saturday to represent the club at the 2015 NHL All-Star Game weekend in Columbus Jan. 24-25. Ryan,..." January 11

  • Stone brothers finally face off

    Arizona Republic "Whether they were on the ice, rounding bases on the baseball diamond or hunkered down in front of a TV playing video games, defenseman Michael Stone and younger brother Mark always wanted to one-up each other. Years later, Stone attributes that competitiveness as helping both brothers reach the..." January 11

  • Bertuzzi expected to join Sens’ AHL affiliate next week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Looks like Big Bert is about to officially hit the comeback trail. Bertuzzi, 39, had his name surface in connection with Ottawa last week, when various reports claimed the veteran winger was inquiring about a professional tryout. Given subsequent reports that Sens GM Bryan Murray is working..." January 10

  • Senators looking for trade to boost offense "The Ottawa Senators haven’t given up on the playoffs. A source told on Thursday that veteran general manager Bryan Murray has been calling around looking for help to bolster his offense. Nothing seems imminent but time is of the essence, it’s a January deal that Ottawa needs, not..." January 09

  • Ottawa Senators would rather be buyers

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators will take a long, hard look at themselves starting Saturday in the Sunshine State. That's when GM Bryan Murray along with assistants Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee will sit down with the club's amateur and professional scouting staffs in Fort Lauderdale to make their lists for next..." January 09

  • Sens winger Mike Hoffman is definitely the most pleasant surprise

    Ottawa Sun "Hands down the most pleasant surprise halfway through this Senators’ season is Mike Hoffman, who has gone from a training camp bubble boy to a Calder Trophy candidate in the course of three months. But an even bigger surprise is that, of his team-leading 13 goals and seven assists, Hoffman has..." January 08

  • Flyers beat Senators to end 10-game shootout skid

    CSN Philly "They may not have started the New Year off on the right skate, but the Flyers did start this stretch of nine home games in January off correctly with a 2-1 shootout victory Tuesday over the Ottawa Senators. That’s their first shootout win this season in six tries and breaks a 10-game shootout..." January 07

  • NHL to unveil player-tracking for All-Star Game "The NHL is preparing to take a glimpse into the future by using player-tracking technology at the upcoming all-star game. Officials from the league and NHL Players’ Association will be in Columbus for testing early next week, according to two sources, with the goal of employing the Sportvision..." January 06

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    As @SunGarrioch noted, Todd Bertuzzi's rep has reached out to OTT about a PTO with Binghamton in AHL but nothing formalized at this point.

  • Lightning tops Senators, 4-2

    Tampa Bay Times "Victor Hedman said he didn't have the words to describe Steven Stamkos' highlight-reel goal Sunday night. "A world-class move by a world-class player," the Lightning defenseman said. "That's 'Stammer.' " The goal was a big one, the go-ahead goal in the Lightning's 4-2 come-from-behind..." January 05

  • Ottawa Senators concentrate on getting 'stagnant' power play going

    Ottawa Citizen "Before leaving town on Friday, the Ottawa Senators spent most of their practice time tuning up their power play. With good reason. Over their past four games, the Senators are 0-for-13 with the man advantage. Even more frightening, heading into a game in Boston the Senators had produced at a..." January 03

  • Mark Borowiecki suffered leg laceration during pregame soccer warmup "If you find yourself in a hallway outside of an NHL locker room about an hour-and-a-half before a game one of the most common sights you will see is a bunch of players kicking a soccer ball around as part of their pregame ritual. Usually the worst thing that happens during these activities is that..." December 29

  • Sens rookie Lazar to captain Canada at World Juniors

    Pro Hockey Talk "Just days after being loaned out from the NHL, Curtis Lazar was appointed Team Canada’s captain for the upcoming World Junior Championship. Lazar, on hiatus from his rookie year in Ottawa, will head a leadership group that includes alternate captains Connor McDavid and Sam Reinhart, who started..." December 23

  • Braden Holtby, Nicklas Backstrom are the difference for Capitals in 2-1 win over Ottawa

    Washington Post "A goaltender’s symphony unfolded Monday night at Verizon Center, the sounds often playing in succession: First came the echo of a puck thudding into Braden Holtby’s pads, then a roar of the crowd, growing louder with each of the Washington Capitals netminder’s 38 saves. The 25-year-old,..." December 23

  • A difficult year for Bryan Murray

    Ottawa Citizen "It started last spring when the Senators failed to make the playoffs for the first time under head coach Paul MacLean. After the season was over, Murray issued what proved to be a prophetic warning to MacLean. “The players like the old Paul, they liked the guy who sat and talked to them and..." December 20

  • 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'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