Senators Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Sidney Crosby on criticism from Sens owner Melnyk: ‘He likes to hear himself talk, so let’s just leave it’

    Pro Hockey Talk "One day after Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot had the tip of his finger busted apart by a Sidney Crosby slash, team owner Eugene Melnyk made an appearance on Ottawa radio and sounded off on Crosby. Along with calling for a lengthy suspension for the Penguins’ captain, Melnyk referred to..." March 26

  • Senators get Mark Stone back for final meeting with Canadiens

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators are getting a big boost for their final game against the Montreal Canadiens this season. Senators leading scorer Mark Stone, who missed Ottawa’s last seven games with a lower-body injury, is returning to the lineup on Saturday. In his absence, the team has gone 3-2-2 and..." March 25

  • Markov's two goals help Canadiens past Senators

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- A stalwart on the Montreal Canadiens' blue line for 16 seasons, Andrei Markov showed Saturday night that age isn't anything but a number. The 38-year-old scored two goals in a game for the first time in three years and added an assist to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-1 win..." March 25

  • Crosby's agent: Melnyk should be fined for 'negative comment'

    Fanrag Sports "Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk had some choice words for Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby after the forward didn’t face any discipline for essentially slashing Marc Methot’s finger off during the Penguins-Senators game Thursday. Crosby’s agent, Pat Brisson, fired back. “In my..." March 25

  • Sullivan on Crosby slash: 'I see Sid go through that on a nightly basis'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins coach Mike Sullivan came to his captain’s defense before Friday’s game against the Islanders, defending Sidney Crosby following some disparaging comments from Senators owner Eugene Melnyk on a Canadian radio station. Melnyk was peeved over Crosby’s unpenalized slash Thursday against..." March 25

  • Melnyk calls Crosby a 'whiner beyond belief,' wants season-long suspension

    Ottawa Citizen "Eugene Melnyk says the NHL needs to throw the book at Sidney Crosby. The Senators owner is livid at the Pittsburgh Penguins superstar and speaking on TSN 1200 this morning referred to Crosby as a “whiner”. He said Crosby should be suspended for his slash on Marc Methot that will keep him..." March 24

  • Bill Daly: NHL not looking into Crosby slash on Methot

    TSN "It sounds like Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will not be suspended for slashing Ottawa Senators defenceman Marc Methot in the first period of Thursday's clash in Ottawa. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says the league will not look into the Crosby slash any further, according to..." March 24

  • Senators, Avalanche to play pair of games in Sweden

    NHL.com "The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators will play two regular-season games in Stockholm on Nov. 10 and 11 as part of the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series, the League announced Friday. It will be the sixth time the NHL has played a regular-season game in Europe, the first time since 2011. These..." March 24

  • Marc Methot out for weeks with ‘shattered finger’ from Crosby slash

    Sportsnet "With five minutes to go in the first period between the Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins, defenceman Marc Methot was dumping the puck deep into the Penguins zone when Sidney Crosby landed a two-handed slash on his left hand. Methot gave his hand a good shake and went after Crosby at the..." March 24

  • Senators lose Methot in shootout win over Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators rallied for a 2-1 shootout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night at Canadian Tire Centre, but they might have paid a big price for the victory. Mike Hoffman scored in regulation for the Senators, and Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan scored in the..." March 23

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Senators get important win in Boston

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- A weekend failure in a home-and-home series with the Montreal Canadiens made Tuesday night's game in Boston even bigger for the Ottawa Senators. Given a day away from the rink on Monday, the Senators came through. "We were struggling coming in and we wanted to kind of right..." March 21

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Senators strength coach alarmed over declining youth athletic skills

    Ottawa Citizen "Chris Schwarz has a dream job. As the strength and conditioning coach of the Ottawa Senators, Schwarz helps keep world-class athletes such as Erik Karlsson, Kyle Turris and Mark Stone finely tuned. Schwarz isn’t referring to those star players, nor is he citing recent flu virus issues in the..." March 21

  • Going pro? Ottawa wasted no time contacting prospect White

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators have a decision to make on Colin White. His Boston College Eagles were officially eliminated from the NCAA playoffs Saturday night with a 4-3 loss to UMass Lowell at the TD Garden which means the Senators are free to negotiate with the 20-year-old centre who would like to leave..." March 20

  • Byron helps Canadiens get past Senators

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin went for grit over goals at the trade deadline, trusting Montreal's secondary scoring to eventually return. It has, ultimately propelling the Canadiens to a 4-1 over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night at the Bell Centre. Paul Byron..." March 19

  • Erik Karlsson on 2018 Olympics: ‘I really want to go’

    Sportsnet "Speaking to the Ottawa Citizen on Friday, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk gave a “flat no” to the idea of sending Erik Karlsson to the 2018 Olympics if the NHL as a whole isn’t included in the Games. On Saturday night’s Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada, Elliotte Friedman teased an..." March 19

  • Radulov's shootout goal sends Canadiens past Senators

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- The Montreal Canadiens are forging a reputation as the comeback kids of the NHL. Alexander Radulov's shootout goal was the finishing touch on the Canadiens' 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators in a first-place battle Saturday night at Canadian Tire Centre. The Canadiens..." March 18

  • Senators' Eugene Melnyk says Erik Karlsson won't go to Olympics if all NHLers don't

    Ottawa Citizen "Eugene Melnyk didn’t even have to think twice about the question. If National Hockey League players aren’t given permission by the league to attend next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, there’s no need for Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson to ask his team’s owner for..." March 18

  • Senators, Canadiens will meet outdoors in Ottawa in NHL100 Classic

    CBC Sports "The Ottawa Senators will host the Montreal Canadiens in an outdoor NHL game at TD Place on December 16. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement at a news conference Friday morning at the Château Laurier in Ottawa. It will be the league's 23rd outdoor game, and will coincide..." March 17

  • Panik's late goal powers Blackhawks to victory

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- It must be almost spring. The Chicago Blackhawks are heating up. The Blackhawks, winners of three Stanley Cups in the last seven years, claimed their third victory in a row when Richard Panik's power play goal with 3:01 left in regulation gave them a 2-1 decision over the Ottawa..." March 16

  • Sens/Habs to play at TD place

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens will meet an outdoor game next season, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. According to Garrioch, the matchup will be announced Friday and take place on Dec. 17 at TD Place. The game will take place three weeks after the 105th Grey Cup and..." March 16

  • Senators GM says Erik Karlsson the most spectacular player in NHL

    Sportsnet "Just two points back of the Montreal Canadiens for top spot in the Atlantic Division — and with two games in hand heading into Tuesday night — the Ottawa Senators are in a position few expected. After missing the playoffs in two of the past three seasons and being without their No. 1 goalie..." March 15

  • Lightning edge Sens in OT

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Victor Hedman was a sheepish hero. The Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman said all the credit for his winner, with 53.9 seconds left in overtime, belonged to teammate Ondrej Palat. It was Palat's pass off a 2-on-1 that Hedman redirected into an open side to give the surging Tampa..." March 14

  • Senators' Ryan deletes public Twitter account

    TSN "Bobby Ryan had toyed with the idea for months, but at 10 p.m. on Monday night, he finally made the decision to delete his Twitter account. “I had been thinking about it and my wife said, ‘You’re talking about it enough, so you should just do it.’” With a single click of a button, Ryan said..." March 14

  • Bobby Ryan, Kyle Turris return to Senators lineup; Craig Anderson out

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators will get a boost to their lineup Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning when Bobby Ryan returns to action, Senators head coach Guy Boucher told reporters following the team’s morning skate. The forward suffered a broken finger Feb. 18 against the Toronto Maple Leafs when he..." March 14

  • Pavelski, Bernier, Karlsson named NHL's 3 stars of the week

    NHL.com "San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski , Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jonathan Bernier and Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 12. FIRST STAR - JOE PAVELSKI, C, SAN JOSE SHARKS Pavelski recorded six points in four games,..." March 13

  • Senators' MacArthur not ready to retire: 'I feel as though I could play'

    Ottawa Citizen "Clarke MacArthur knows people wonder why he doesn’t just retire because of the risks involved with returning to the National Hockey League from a concussion. He can’t do it right now mainly because he feels good. “I fully understand the 50 per cent of people, or more, who have reached out..." March 13

  • Senators’ Mark Stone to have MRI for possible ‘nagging injury’

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone will have an MRI to determine the extent of his injury, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. Stone left Thursday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes with an injury and did not suit up for Saturday’s matchup against the Colorado Avalanche. Updates from the..." March 12

  • Senators' Mark Stone: Out for Saturday's contest

    CBS Sports "Stone (lower body) will sit out for Saturday's matchup with Colorado, Dean Brown of TSN1200 reports. After leaving Thursday's game against Arizona, Stone did not return and will miss Saturday's matchup. Fantasy owners will miss the 24-year-old winger's performance, as he has two goals and seven..." March 11

  • Senators, Anderson shut down Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Alexander Burrows has become Ottawa's good-luck charm -- especially when it comes to playing the Colorado Avalanche. Burrows scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and added an assist, Craig Anderson stopped 14 shots to become Ottawa's all-time wins leader, and the..." March 11

  • Karlsson's two goals lead Senators to OT win

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion stepped into the press box elevator at Gila River Arena after the second period and asked to ride it down to the 100 level to watch the third period. "With what I'm seeing up here, I want to puke," said Dorion, whose team..." March 10

  • Sens top Stars for fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Viktor Stalberg has played just four games for the Ottawa Senators since coming over from Carolina at the NHL trade deadline, but Stalberg has three points in those games, including a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win against the Dallas Stars on Wednesday at American Airlines Center...." March 09

  • Senators were looking to Sharp-en up at deadline

    Ottawa Sun "One week after the NHL trade deadline, a quick look at the deals the Senators made — and one they were denied. Word is GM Pierre Dorion talked to the Dallas Stars about acquiring Patrick Sharp, but the veteran winger wouldn’t waive his no-trade to come to Ottawa. Who wants a playoff run when..." March 09

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Senators ride fast start to win over Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- -- The Ottawa Senators started a three-game homestand by struggling to defeat the NHL's last-place team, then concluded it with a pair of impressive wins over Eastern Conference contenders. The Senators' most recent victory was Monday night's 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins at..." March 06

  • Senators slide past Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Craig Anderson was beaten by the first shot and last shot he faced but stopped all 25 in between on Saturday night. The Ottawa Senators goalie also had some help from his posts and his shot-blocking teammates while posting a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Canadian Tire..." March 04

  • Burrows shines in Senators debut

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- One day past the NHL trade deadline, rookie Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion is looking pretty shrewd. His much-criticized decision to deal a top prospect for a 35-year-old winger paid immediate dividends when Alex Burrows scored both goals in Ottawa's 2-1 win over the..." March 02

  • Senators' Chris Neil: Week-to-week with broken finger

    CBS Sports "Neil (finger) is expected to miss "weeks" due to his broken finger, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports. In terms of fantasy value, Neil doesn't offer much outside of PIM considering he averages a meager 7:26 of ice time per game and has snagged a paltry three points in 52 outings this..." March 01

  • Senators trade Lazar to Flames for Jokipakka

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators have traded forward Curtis Lazar to the Calgary Flames, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports. The Senators also sent Mike Kostka to Calgary for defenceman Jyrki Jokipakka and a second-round pick. Lazar, 21, has no goals and one assists in 33 games this..." March 01

  • Curtis Lazar on the move?

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have been busy, bringing in Burrows on Monday and adding Viktor Stalberg a day later in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes. That’s two forwards in about 24 hours. Suddenly, the Senators are flush up front, meaning Curtis Lazar might be the odd man out. According to..." February 28

  • Hurricanes send Stalberg to Ottawa for pick

    Ottawa Citizen "Pierre Dorion has struck again. The Senators GM continued to bulk up for the playoffs by acquiring winger Viktor Stalberg from the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday. The Senators have sent a third-round pick to the Canes. Trying to make sure this club gets to the playoffs, Dorion made his second..." February 28

  • Senators announce 2-year extension for newly acquired Burrows

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators have signed veteran forward Alex Burrows to a two-year contract extension, a day after acquiring him from the Vancouver Canucks. The contract, which kicks in next season, is worth $5 million over two years and includes a 10-team no-trade list. The 35-year-old has scored..." February 28

  • Kucherov's hat trick leads Lightning past Senators

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning refused to play like a team packing it in despite seeing two key players moved out before the trade deadline. In a playoff-intense showing, the Lightning ran roughshod over the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Monday night at Amalie Arena after seeing Ben Bishop..." February 27

  • Senators finalizing deal for Canucks Alex Burrows

    Ottawa Citizen "The Senators are closing in on a deal for Vancouver Canucks winger Alex Burrows, Postmedia has learned. It’s believed the 35-year-old is working on a contract extension with Ottawa and it’s not know what is going the other way. He is making an average of $4.5 million per-season and is..." February 27