The Senators have answered their desire for a veteran defenceman with a blast from the past.

The team has come to terms with Joe Corvo, an unrestricted free agent who played for Ottawa from 2006-2008. Corvo, who scored six goals and 11 assists in 40 games with the Carolina Hurricanes last season, was signed to a one-year deal.

He is being pencilled in as a No. 6 or No. 7 defenceman with the Senators.

The 36-year old Corvo has defensive shortcomings. He was nicknamed "Uh Oh Corvo" last time he was in Ottawa. But he also is a good skater with a hard shot.