Senators Rumors & News

  • 10 NHL teams that could make a splash at the trade deadline

    Fox Sports "The NHL's March 1 trade deadline is quickly approaching, which means rumors and speculation surrounding possible moves will be flying. With quite a lot of parity across the league, several bubble teams are facing some tough decisions surrounding whether to buy or sell. We've already..." February 23

  • Senators’ Bobby Ryan expected to miss one month with finger injury

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan will not require surgery on his broken finger and is expected to miss about a month of action. Ryan suffered the injury in Saturday night’s win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 29-year-old has 12 goals and 24 points in 50 games this season. He is in the..." February 21

  • Banged-up Sens sink Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, NJ -- For the second time in less than a week, the Ottawa Senators skated out of the Prudential Center with two crucial road points after beating the New Jersey Devils 2-1 Tuesday night. Missing three of their top forwards -- the injured Mark Stone, Mike Hoffman, and Bobby Ryan --..." February 21

  • Stone leaves game after head shot from Trouba

    Sporting News "A hit to the head of Senators winger Mark Stone could cost Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba more than the controversial penalty he received in Sunday's 3-2 Winnipeg win. The play occurred at the 13:22 mark of the third period with Stone, who began the season recovering from a concussion, was..." February 20

  • ‘It looks like a disaster’ — Senators could be facing more injury problems

    Pro Hockey Talk "Not only did the Ottawa Senators lose on Sunday, but three different forwards left the game because of injury. And that was after they had already lost forward Bobby Ryan indefinitely because of a hand injury. In a 3-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets, the Senators had Mike Hoffman, Mark Stone and..." February 20

  • Sens recall pair of forwards in wake of multiple injuries

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators have called up some reinforcements from the AHL. Forwards Casey Bailey and Max McCormick are on their way to the big club, in the wake of Sunday’s 3-2 loss to the Jets that saw Mike Hoffman, Mark Stone and Tommy Wingels all leave with injuries. The Sens also went into..." February 20

  • Sens re-sign Claesson to 1-year extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While Arizona and Calgary finish the details on a trade featuring a free agent defenseman, the Ottawa Senators have re-signed one of their own. The team announced today that they’ve signed Fredrik Claesson to a one-year extension worth $650,000. Claesson has played just 19 games for the..." February 20

  • Jacob Trouba scheduled for hearing after hit on Mark Stone

    Ottawa Citizen "Jacob Trouba could get the book thrown at him by the NHL. The NHL’s department of player safety confirmed that the Winnipeg Jets defenceman has a hearing Monday afternoon for his check to the head of Senators winger Mark Stone in Ottawa’s 3-2 loss Sunday at the Canadian Tire Centre. Stone..." February 20

  • Jets hold off Senators

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- After such a good start, the Winnipeg Jets had to wait until after the final buzzer sounded for confirmation of their second win this weekend. Finally, video review on a scramble around goalie Connor Hellebuyck's net proved inconclusive and the Jets left Canadian Tire Centre with a..." February 19

  • Senators' Ryan out indefinitely after taking shot off hand

    CBC Sports "The Ottawa Senators announced on Sunday that winger Bobby Ryan is out indefinitely after injuring his right index finger during Saturday's win against Toronto. Ryan, who has 24 points in 50 games this season for the Senators, took a shot off his right hand in the third period against the Maple..." February 19

  • Brassard helps Senators rally past Maple Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Ottawa Senators kept the faith. When the Toronto Maple Leafs came back with three straight goals to take the lead, they did not panic and stayed with the plan. It worked. The Senators rallied with four goals -- two into an empty net -- in the third period to defeat the..." February 18

  • Condon, Senators blank Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- There was nothing enjoyable about watching the Ottawa Senators play the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Just ask the players that won the game. "It was probably not the most fun game to watch," Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson said. "Tonight, there wasn't a..." February 16

  • Eugene Melnyk says he will open wallet for Sens trades — within reason

    Ottawa Citizen "Eugene Melnyk couldn’t be more excited with his Senators. And, if Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion wants to spend to get a player at the deadline then he’s going to get the green light. The Senators owner indicated Wednesday he doesn’t want Dorion gambling the club’s future assets just to make the..." February 16

  • Lazar’s agent and Senators set to meet on Saturday

    Ottawa Citizen "For the time being, Curtis Lazar isn’t going anywhere. Other than to New Jersey and Toronto with the Ottawa Senators, that is. Come Saturday, though, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion will talk face-to-face with Lazar’s agent, J.P. Barry, about what’s next in a season that has gone from..." February 16

  • Senators forward Neil no longer healthy scratch

    Ottawa Sun "Sitting doesn’t sit well with Chris Neil. The Senators veteran winger is scheduled to return to the lineup Tuesday night against the Buffalo Sabres after being a healthy scratch for two straight games and four of the club’s last five. The 37-year-old Neil is just trying to make the best of..." February 15

  • Mike Comrie Investigated for Rape

    TMZ "Former NHL star Mike Comrie -- once married to Hilary Duff -- is under investigation by the LAPD for allegedly raping a woman at his L.A. home, but he claims it was consensual ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us the woman claims she met up with Comrie at a bar Saturday night..." February 15

  • Welcome Curtis Lazar to the trade rumor mill

    Pro Hockey Talk "Curtis Lazar was not in the Senators lineup Tuesday against the Sabres, reportedly a healthy scratch for a fourth consecutive game. This development has kick-started speculation about his future with the Senators, the team that selected him in the first round, 17th overall, of the 2013 NHL..." February 15

  • Lehner leads Sabres over Sens

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- The curse of Robin Lehner continues to haunt the Ottawa Senators. The Buffalo Sabres goalie remained undefeated in regulation time against his former team with a 39-save, 3-2 victory on Tuesday night at Canadian Tire Centre. Lehner is 4-0-2 against the Senators since they..." February 14

  • Senators' Ryan on track for his least productive offensive season

    Ottawa Citizen "The stresses of first-line pay for third-line play. Winger Bobby Ryan hasn’t been demoted, he’s just been re-deployed by Senators coach Guy Boucher. So as the Senators prepare to face the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night on a two-game winning streak to close out this homestand at the Canadian..." February 14

  • Current Avs-Sens trade scenario 'wouldn’t make sense' for Ottawa: Dorion

    Ottawa Sun "Don’t go out and purchase a Matt Duchene jersey if you’re an Ottawa Senators fan. Senators GM Pierre Dorion, speaking on TSN 1200 after the club’s skate at the Canadian Tire Centre Monday, confirmed he has held talks with Colorado Avalanche GM Joe Sakic about a possible trade but indicated a..." February 14

  • Anderson, Senators blank Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Making his first start in 68 days, Craig Anderson pitched a shutout. The Ottawa Senators goalie returned to the team with a bang, stopping 33 shots in a 3-0 win over the New York Islanders at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday afternoon. Anderson had not played since Dec. 5 because..." February 11

  • Senators' Anderson returns for 1st start in 2 months

    Ottawa Sun "Craig Anderson will be back in net Saturday afternoon for the Ottawa Senators against the New York Islanders. Anderson hasn’t played since an 8-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Dec. 5. He has been by the side of his wife, Nicholle, who is in the midst of treatment for a rare throat..." February 11

  • Senators waive Andrew Hammond

    Pro Hockey Talk "Craig Anderson is back in the lineup for the Ottawa Senators on Saturday afternoon and that means they had to make a roster move to make room for him. That move was to waive goaltender Andrew Hammond, who is celebrating his 29th birthday on Saturday. Hammond, who burst onto the scene and..." February 11

  • Sens begin preliminary extension talks with Condon

    Ottawa Sun "Mike Condon is worried about the present and not the future. But the Senators goaltender told Postmedia before he returned to the club’s net Thursday night against the Dallas Stars that despite being an unrestricted free agent on July 1 he’d be happy to stay with Ottawa. Though the Senators..." February 10

  • Senators pull out of two-game slide with 3-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- - One year to the day after he was acquired in a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dion Phaneuf made it an anniversary to remember. The veteran defenseman scored a drought-stopping, shorthanded goal and was a key member of a penalty-killing unit that was a perfect 6-for-6 as the..." February 09

  • Senators may ask Phaneuf to waive NMC before expansion draft

    Sportsnet "One of the biggest questions NHL teams will debate about internally leading up to the NHL Expansion Draft is what to do with veteran players locked into lucrative, long-term contracts that have no-movement clauses. One of those teams is the Ottawa Senators and one of those players is Dion..." February 09

  • Havlat retires after 14 NHL seasons

    TSN "Winger Martin Havlat announced his retirement from the NHL on Wednesday after 14 seasons and 790 career games. Havlat, 35, scored 242 career goals and tallied 594 career points with the Ottawa Senators, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks, New Jersey Devils and St. Louis..." February 08

  • Blues blow past Senators

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Jake Allen thought it was as complete a game as his team has played in a long time. Even better than the night before, given the circumstances. "We played great from the get-go even though it was a back-to-back," the St. Louis Blues goalie said after a 6-0 shutout of the..." February 07

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Sabres' Lehner savors shutout against former team

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Robin Lehner picked up his first shutout of the season and it came against his former team. Lehner made 37 saves to lead the Sabres to a 4-0 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night. It was the fourth career shutout for the 25-year-old, whom the Sabres acquired..." February 04

  • NHL close to finalizing games in Sweden, China

    Sportsnet "The NHL is close to finalizing talks with the players’ association that would bring games to Sweden and China next season, according to ESPN’s Scott Burnside. If approved, Stockholm, Sweden would play host to the Ottawa Senators and Colorado Avalanche for two regular-season games in November,..." February 04

  • Senators prevail in Boucher's return to Tampa

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Mark Stone helped ensure his coach's return to his first NHL home ended in success. Stone scored twice and added an assist as Ottawa defeated Tampa Bay 5-2 at Amalie Arena on Thursday in the first game for Senators coach Guy Boucher in Tampa since he was fired toward the end..." February 02

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • Wild Trade Hagel To Senators For Future Considerations

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Minnesota Wild and Ottawa Senators have made a minor trade on Wednesday morning, according to Michael Russo of the Star Tribune. The Wild have sent minor-league forward Marc Hagel to the Senators in exchange for future considerations. Hagel has 76 points in 198 games at the AHL level. All..." February 01

  • Panthers' Marchessault scores winner in wild one vs. Sens

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- On a night full of offensive highlights, the ugliest goal was the most crucial. Jonathan Marchessault scored the tiebreaking goal with 6:03 left in the third period to lead the Florida Panthers past the Ottawa Senators 6-5 on Tuesday night at the BB&T Center...." January 31

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • Erik Karlsson doesn’t seem too concerned with current goal drought

    Pro Hockey Talk "Entering the All-Star break with 39 points in his first 47 games this season, Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson is once again one of the NHL’s top scoring defensemen (currently second behind only Brent Burns). Seeing him at the top of the defensemen leaderboard once again, and seeing him..." January 29

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • Gaudreau's OT goal stops Flames' four-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- In the end, halting a four-game winning streak turned out to be pretty simple stuff for the Calgary Flames, "It's hard to miss those empty nets," winger John Gaudreau said of his deciding goal at 4:29 of overtime to defeat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 Thursday night at Canadian Tire..." January 26

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Senators name Tom Anselmi president, CEO

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have introduced former MLSE Chief Operating Officer Tom Anselmi as their president and CEO, the team announced Wednesday morning. “Tom’s distinguished career in sports and his previous senior executive roles with two other Canadian NHL clubs will be invaluable as we continue..." January 25

  • Condon masterful as Senators snap Caps' point streak

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- No team is putting the puck in the net as often as the Washington Capitals of late, as they arrived at Canadian Tire Centre with 24 goals in their previous four games. Cooling them off on Tuesday was Mike Condon and the Ottawa Senators' defensive system and its best. Condon..." January 24

  • Sens nab Wingels in trade with Sharks

    Ottawa Citizen "The Senators have acquired a forward but it’s hardly a blockbuster. GM Pierre Dorion acquired depth by sending Buddy Robinson and Zack Stortini along with a draft pick to San Jose for forward Tommy Wingels. He will fill some depth needed with the loss of Clarke MacArthur for the balance of..." January 24