Senators Rumors & News

  • Senators asking fans to wear red "The Ottawa Senators will hold a moment of silence for soldier Nathan Cirillo, who was killed in Wednesday's shootings in the Canadian capital, before Saturday's game against the New Jersey Devils. The team also is asking fans to support the military by wearing red and is planning a special..." October 24

  • Toronto at Ottawa game rescheduled for November 9 "Wednesday's postponed game between the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa has been rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 9 in Ottawa." October 24

  • Bruins' Chara: Senators, city can help each other in healing process

    Ottawa Sun "The tweet appeared around noon Wednesday, some two hours after Ottawa had been rocked and shocked by the shootings that have left this entire country numb. It was short and to the point. And it spoke volumes. "@BostonBruins Our thoughts are with the city of Ottawa and those affected by..." October 24

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    Kevin McGran @kevin_mcgran

    leafs sens game cancelled. makeup game TBA #ottawa

  • Maple Leafs, Senators under lockdown after shootings in Ottawa "Much of the city of Ottawa is under lockdown after a gunman or gunmen opened fire on Parliament Hill. Among those currently locked down are members of the Toronto Maple Leafs in town to play the Ottawa Senators. Maple Leafs radio voice Joe Bowen tweeted that the team's hotel was under lockdown..." October 22

  • Maple Leafs at Senators game postponed "The game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators, scheduled for Wednesday night at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, has been postponed, the National Hockey League announced Wednesday. The date and time of the rescheduled game will be announced at a later date." October 22

  • Seantors edge out Blue Jackets

    Ottawa Sun "The trip from healthy scratch to hero didn't take Mike Hoffman long. The Senators' winger stole the show with a two-point effort -- including the winner -- as Ottawa stretched its winning streak to four straight with a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Hoffman, who missed a penalty..." October 19

  • Senators focus on D

    Ottawa Sun "Now it's the Senators' Achilles' heel that is showing signs of improvement. But apparently, it's still not good enough. Both during and after Wednesday's practice, coach Paul MacLean held more "discussions" than you might expect from a team that has won two of its first three games and..." October 16

  • Signs pointing to Red Wings' Daniel Alfredsson retiring

    Detroit Free Press "More and more signs are pointing to Daniel Alfredsson retiring rather than returning to the Detroit Red Wings. Afredsson, less than two months shy of his 42nd birthday, is no longer skating at Joe Louis Arena, and last week told general manager Ken Holland that there wasn't a chance that that..." October 15

  • Sens’ Ryan signed massive extension with a ‘clear conscience’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Rumors were flying that Bobby Ryan‘s days might be numbered with the Ottawa Senators … and then that all fell pretty flat when he signed a huge seven-year, $50.75 million extension on Oct. 2. Ryan discussed the process in-depth with the Ottawa Sun, claiming that he signed that big-money deal..." October 13

  • Senators defenceman Jared Cowen could be riding the pine against Panthers

    Ottawa Sun "Jared Cowen sat for the final seven minutes and OT of Saturday's victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. He could be sitting a lot longer Monday night. Upset with a turnover that resulted in the tying goal by Brett Connolly with 7:26 left in the 3-2 shootout win over the Bolts, the Senators'..." October 13

  • Ottawa Senators knock off Tampa Bay in shootout

    Ottawa Sun "The Swedes were sweet Saturday night for the Senators. Goaltender Robin Lehner kept them in the game, captain Erik Karlsson got them back in it and then with a Hockey Night in Canada audience watching Mika Zibanejad scored the shootout winner. The Senators are on the board for 2014-15..." October 12

  • Senators defenceman Marc Methot no closer to making return

    Ottawa Sun "The waiting game continues for Marc Methot. Coach Paul MacLean told reporters before Game 2 Saturday against the Lightning that the Senators' defenceman is no closer to returning and there's no real update on his injury status. Hampered by what is believed to be a back issue that kept him..." October 12

  • Lehner gets Game 2 start for Ottawa Senators

    Ottawa Sun "Senators coach Paul MacLean was tight-lipped about making changes but he did confirm one big one Saturday night. He won't waste any time giving Robin Lehner his first start of the season. No, it doesn't have anything to do with the way Craig Anderson played in making 34 stops in a 3-2 loss..." October 11

  • Predators rally to beat Senators 3-2 in opener

    Tennessean "The Predators needed a couple of periods and a pair of power plays to find the offensive spark in Thursday night's season opener against Ottawa at Bridgestone Arena. Eric Nystrom provided the eventual game-winning goal midway through the third period in the Predators' 3-2 victory, Peter..." October 10

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

  • Senators backup goalie Lehner to get more ice time

    Ottawa Sun "Craig Anderson is No. 1 with a bullet beside his name. As the Senators prepare to open the season against the Nashville Predators Thursday at Bridgestone Arena, coach Paul MacLean didn't name his starter, but all signs point to Anderson. Before the Senators packed their bags and left Ottawa..." October 08

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

  • No new offer for Ottawa Senators veteran Methot

    Ottawa Sun "Neither Marc Methot's back/hip or negotiations on his new contract are in great shape right now. After placing the veteran defenceman on injured reserve Monday, GM Bryan Murray said Methot is "probably a little ways away" from action. At that moment Methot was spotted walking into the team's..." October 07

  • Senators GM Bryan Murray working the phones to move a forward

    Ottawa Sun "Like many teams at this time of year, the Senators have too many players but moving any of them could prove to be difficult. There is no question as camp wraps up and the regular season gets underway Thursday against the Nashville Predators, GM Bryan Murray is working the phones to see if he..." October 06

  • Senators Name 23-Player Roster

    Silver Seven "he final cuts have been made and with the contract situation being what it is in Ottawa, there are few surprises among the players left off Ottawa's 23-man roster. Mike Hoffman, a skilled winger who was considered by some to be on the bubble, still has a spot. Curtis Lazar, a 19-year-old..." October 06

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


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    Ian Mendes @ian_mendes

    Marc Methot did not skate today and won't until he feels better. "Right now it's been frustrating for him and the medical staff."

  • Senators sign Ryan to seven-year, $50.75 million contract extension "The Ottawa Senators have called a news conference at Canadian Tire Centre for 9:15am et where the team will announce the signing of winger Bobby Ryan to a seven-year, $50.75 million contract extension. Ryan scored 23 goals and added 25 assists in 70 games with the Senators last season, his..." October 03

  • Senators give 'C' to Karlsson

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators have named Erik Karlsson their new captain, and announced a major contract extension for sniper Bobby Ryan. Karlsson admitted being nervous and said, "This is new," as he donned the jersey with the captain's C for the first time Thursday morning at the Canadian Tire Centre. (MORE..." October 03

  • 'C' decision looming for Ottawa Senators

    Ottawa Sun "The clock is ticking on the Senators' captaincy debate. By this time next week, the Senators will be on the ice in Nashville preparing for their first game of the regular season against the Predators next Thursday at the Bridgestone Arena. You'd think by then, the Senators will have made a..." October 01

  • Injured Ottawa Senators players hopeful for quick return

    Ottawa Sun "The walking wounded are closing in on a return. While J.G. Pageau was back on the ice Saturday at the Canadian Tire Centre, forwards Erik Condra and Milan Michalek along with defencemen Marc Methot and Eric Gryba were still missing in action. Coach Paul MacLean said he is hopeful Michalek,..." September 28

  • Methot, Gryba and Michalek to miss Sens’ practice Saturday

    Pro Hockey Talk "Forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau is expected to return to the ice Saturday after missing Friday to nurse an injury. The same can’t be said for Marc Methot, Eric Gryba or Milan Michalek – all three are expected to miss Saturday’s practices at the team’s Fan Fest nursing various injuries. “It’s..." September 27

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    Don Brennan @SunDoniB

    Marc Methot's "re-occuring" injury will now keep him out of tonight's game vs Leafs #sens

  • Hemsky adjusting to life in Dallas

    Pro Hockey Talk "For the first time in his 12-year NHL career Ales Hemsky is not at Edmonton Oilers training camp. The 31-year-old forward, who was dealt from the Oilers to the Senators in March, signed a three-year, $12 million contract with the Dallas Stars in July. “It’s been great. It’s been fun...." September 21

  • Sens play it safe with Ryan after he collides with Turris

    Pro Hockey Talk "As with the many miscellaneous injuries that crop up during training camp and exhibition games, it’s important to note that NHL teams are especially cautious when the contests mean little to a big chunk of players involved. Even so, it’s worth noting that the Ottawa Senators are keeping an eye on..." September 21

  • Chiasson anxious for fresh start with Ottawa Senators

    Ottawa Citizen "It was only a practice, a split-squad practice at that, but Alex Chiasson says he felt some jitters before stepping on the ice Saturday with his new Ottawa Senators teammates for the first time. “To be honest, I did have a little bit of butterflies coming into this,” said Chiasson, the one NHL..." September 21

  • Senators' Cody Ceci ready to prove he deserves a spot

    Ottawa Sun "- Cody Ceci is taking nothing for granted. Despite playing 49 games for Ottawa last season as a rookie, the former first rounder knows there are some numbers working against him. Seven other defenceman have one-way contracts while Ceci is still on his entry level deal. That means he can be..." September 20

  • Methot still wants to stay with Ottawa Senators

    Ottawa Sun "Marc Methot tried to calm the waters as the players reported for medicals Thursday at the Canadian Tire Centre. Everybody relax. A day after Ottawa-based agent Larry Kelly and Senators assistant GM Pierre Dorion had a public dispute over where Methot's contract talks stand, the Ottawa..." September 19

  • Bobby Ryan has seven-year offer from Senators "The Ottawa Senators have had a bad habit of not being able to hang onto stars lately. That trend just may continue with forward Bobby Ryan, who will be playing on the last year of his current contract in 2014-15. Sens brass has reportedly made several offers to Ryan, but the pending unrestricted..." September 17

  • 'I believe we're going to have success', says Paul MacLean

    Ottawa Sun "Rested and ready. It's been a long off-season for Paul MacLean but as the rookies dropped the puck here Saturday against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Senators' coach is happy camp is just around the corner. "We're excited and I've been excited about the season for a long time," MacLean said...." September 14

  • Dunn searches for fine line between what's fair and foul

    Ottawa Citizen "Vincent Dunn makes no apologies about being the biggest pest in the arena, the guy whose nasty reputation keeps opponents looking over their shoulders when he’s on the ice. Being a nuisance is his golden ticket to the big leagues. So, watching his involvement in a mild dust-up during a practice..." September 13

  • Chris Phillips wants the responsibility that would come with being Senators' captain

    Ottawa Citizen "On the big screen last year, Tom Hanks played the lead role in a blockbuster drama about a veteran sailor who saved himself and his crew against long odds while facing a frightening open seas attack by Somali pirates. Ottawa’s version of a Captain Phillips drama could feature a veteran..." September 10

  • Senators not close to signing extension with Marc Methot

    Ottawa Sun "If the Senators are going to get Marc Methot signed before training camp they've got a lot of work to do. There have been no discussions between the Senators and Methot's Ottawa-based agent Larry Kelly in at least two weeks and none are planned. Making $3 million heading into the final year..." September 08

  • Sens’ Bobby Ryan signs extension… with a fan

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2014-15 season and general manager Bryan Murray has already begun discussions on a contract extension for the 27-year-old. Ryan, who had 23 goals and 48 points in 70 games during his first season with..." September 07

  • All Lehner wants is a fair chance

    Ottawa Citizen "Gone are the days when Robin Lehner would boldly declare that he was hunting down Craig Anderson for ownership of the Ottawa Senators crease. His attitude now is to let the best man win the net. “Craig is a very good goalie, but I just want a fair chance,” Lehner said Wednesday after..." August 28

  • Anderson, Senators agree to three-year extension "The Ottawa Senators believe they have one of the best goaltending tandems in the NHL, and they acted Monday to ensure it will remain that way past this season. The Senators and goaltender Craig Anderson agreed to terms on a three-year, $12.6 million contract extension that keeps Anderson under..." August 26

  • Sign Methot, then give him C

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators will get a "hometown discount" if they buy what should be the best years of Marc Methot's career. And if they do hand him a contract extension sometime soon, they should also seriously consider making him the new captain. No disrespect to the current assistants, long-serving..." August 22

  • Money won't change me, says Senators forward MacArthur

    Ottawa Sun "Money and security, Clarke MacArthur says, will not change him. He will still play the game the right way, he will continue to lead by example, he will again say what needs to be said in the dressing room. In fact, his voice will be a little stronger now that he has one season in Ottawa under..." August 21

  • Sens’ Karlsson will accept captaincy if offered

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s pretty clear Erik Karlsson is the best player the Ottawa Senators currently have. He led the team in points last season and he won the Norris Trophy in 2012 as the league’s best defenseman at the age of 21. Now that he’s a regular veteran at 24 years old and the Senators are in need of..." August 20

  • Senators sign Clarke MacArthur to five-year extension

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators signed left winger Clarke MacArthur to a five-year, $23.25 million contract extension Tuesday, taking care of one major piece of off-season business. MacArthur, who has one year and $3.25 million remaining on his current contract, is now under contract through the 2019-20..." August 19

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Sens sign defenceman Mark Borowiecki to 3-year extension worth $3.3M.

  • Where does Pageau fit in with Ottawa Senators?

    Ottawa Sun "A look at the Senators' organizational depth chart after the team's summertime activity to date suggests that Jean-Gabriel Pageau is still a bubble player. He just appears to have more of that bubble to himself right now. The 21-year old centre doesn't quite think of it that way, however...." August 15

  • Wiercioch wants to stay with Ottawa Senators

    Ottawa Sun "It used to be an NHL player -- especially one who had yet to establish himself as a regular -- would never think of buying a house in the city where he played the majority of his games. It was a jinx, a sure way to purchase himself the trade he didn't want. But Patrick Wiercioch is not of that..." August 10

  • Methot contract talks have stalled

    Ottawa Citizen "Don’t hold your breath waiting for Ottawa Senators defenceman Marc Methot to sign a long-term contract extension any time soon. Negotiations between the Senators and Methot’s agent, Larry Kelly, are at a stalemate as the sides try to work out a deal to prevent the 6-3, 230-pound defenceman from..." August 10