Senators Rumors & News

  • Alfie to Retire as a Senator

    Silver Seven "Daniel Alfredsson recently dropped this bomb on Twitter: Coming to Ottawa with the family on Dec. 4th. Looking forward to see everybody! Needless to say, all of Sens Twitter quickly exploded afterward. The news, in case you didn't get it completely, is that Alfie will return to the Senators..." November 28

  • Sens want Methot with Karlsson

    Ottawa Sun "The only timetable for Marc Methot is hopefully soon. Senators GM Bryan Murray told reporters Wednesday believes there's a chance he could play on this trip but made no promises that will be the case. "I'm hoping," Murray said. "Marc is skating now. He looks like he can go through practice...." November 27

  • Resilient Senators shade Blues in shootout

    Ottawa Citizen "Don’t count the Ottawa Senators out just yet. The Senators pulled off the next to impossible here Tuesday, rallying from a two-goal deficit in the third period to defeat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 in a shootout. Bobby Ryan scored the lone goal of the shootout, while Robin Lehner pitched the..." November 26

  • Daniel Alfredsson to announce retirement in Ottawa on Dec. 4

    Ottawa Citizen "Alfie’s coming home for one last time. Former Sens captain Daniel Alfredsson is expected to announce his retirement from the NHL at Canadian Tire Centre on Dec. 4, when the Ottawa Senators return from their current road trip to face the New York Islanders. Alfredsson and the Senators are..." November 26

  • Weiss perks up with 2 goals in Wings' win over Sens

    Detroit News "Stephen Weiss probably earned some good news like this. After all the injuries, frustration of not playing, criticism of his performance after signing a big free agent contract, after all the sitting and waiting for a chance to play — good karma was surely headed his way. Weiss got into the..." November 25

  • Blues get past Sens

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues found their offensive touch on the road Saturday afternoon at Canadian Tire Centre. After scoring just one goal in the first two games of their road trip, three of the Blues’ four lines registered goals in a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators. Vladmir Tarasenko pumped in his..." November 23

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    Chris Stevenson @CJ_Stevenson

    Sorry, roster report says Phillips out and Wiercioch in. #senators

  • Senators secure victory over Predators behind Robin Lehner's goaltending

    Ottawa Citizen "n Ottawa Senators goaltender stole another victory. The opposition offered up a rusty, rarely used back-up in their net. Ho hum. What else is new? The Senators’ 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators Thursday night was all about the spectacular play of goaltender Robin Lehner – who stopped..." November 21

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    NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

    The game between @BuffaloSabres /@Senators originally scheduled to be played Feb. 20, 2015 has been moved to Dec. 15th. (2/2)

  • Senators prospect wants to be 'shutdown guy'

    Ottawa Sun "Ben Harpur hopes to make Ottawa his home one day. He missed a chance to show the progress he's made Sunday afternoon when his Guelph Storm came to town against the Ottawa 67's at TD Place Arena. Among the spectators were Senators' assistant GM Pierre Dorion along with chief scout Bob Loews..." November 19

  • Expect trade talk from Ottawa Senators GM

    Ottawa Sun "Bryan Murray will attend Tuesday's NHL general managers meeting in Toronto. And, it will be business as usual, just as it has been all season. The Senators GM bravely admitted he is battling Stage 4 colon cancer last week and through the fight he remains focused on trying to get Ottawa to..." November 18

  • Marc Methot inches closer to return

    Ottawa Citizen "As Ottawa Senators defenceman Marc Methot closes in on making his long-awaited return to the lineup, the club’s brain trust is busy contemplating the follow-up move. Methot, who hasn’t played either a regular season or exhibition game this season due to a backside injury, spent Monday’s..." November 18

  • Flames shake off early scare in win over Sens

    Calgary Sun "The first period wasn't even halfway in the books and the fear factor was on high. The Calgary Flames found themselves without their heart-and-soul captain and leading point-producer when Mark Giordano was clipped in the face by Chris Neil's stick after the Senators winger shot the puck..." November 16

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    Damien Cox @DamoSpin

    As expected, no supplementary discipline for Clarke MacArthur after his head shot on Lance Bouma last night versus Flames.

  • Ottawa Senators' Methot taking recovery one day at a time

    Ottawa Citizen "In Vancouver, Marc Methot took to the ice with his teammates for the first time in a long time, and his enthusiasm was clearly visible. Every skate since, he has looked more and more settled back in. The brawny Ottawa Senators defenceman has been out of action since the preseason with a chronic..." November 15

  • Senators general manager Bryan Murray battling serious cancer

    SB Nation "Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced in July he was fighting cancer. On Thursday night, we found out just how hard his fight is. Murray has Stage 4 colon cancer that has spread to his liver and lungs, he shared in a video on TSN with Michael Farber. "There is no cure at..." November 15

  • Senators salvage victory over Oilers with Hoffman's OT winner

    Ottawa Citizen "A win, however it comes, cancels a lot of sins. That certainly is the case for the Ottawa Senators following their overtime victory Thursday night over the Edmonton Oilers. “Three out of four points from Vancouver and Edmonton is something we are happy with right now,” said Erik Karlsson..." November 14

  • Report: Methot drawing interest from Ducks, Wings

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot — currently sidelined with back and hip injuries — is reportedly drawing interest from a number of NHL clubs, per TSN’s Darren Dreger. More: [Methot] saw a specialist last week who confirmed his injury is soft-tissue based. That’s Good news. Early next..." November 14

  • Canucks down Sens, 4-3, tied for NHL lead

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks finally found a lead they could hang onto Tuesday night. They couldn’t blow this one. It came at 4:05 of overtime when Daniel Sedin converted a brilliant pass from brother Henrik to give the Canucks a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators at Rogers Arena. That goal, Daniel’s..." November 12

  • Kyle Turris tries some homecooking to get ready for Canucks

    Ottawa Citizen "Coming off a sloppy and disappointing loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs and heading out on a tough road trip, Ottawa Senators centre Kyle Turris has one thing at least to look forward to: Mom’s homemade perogies. The Turris family home is about 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Turris was to..." November 11

  • Maple Leafs beat Senators in rescheduled game

    Toronto Sun "Fans of the Ottawa Senators didn’t need another reminder of the kind of mastery James Reimer has over their favourite hockey team. They got it anyway at the Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday night, with Reimer making 38 saves in a 5-3 Maple Leafs victory, a see-saw game that didn’t turn in the..." November 10

  • Jets down Senators in shootout

    Winnipeg Sun "Mathieu Perreault could be onto something, if only playing with a broken stick didn't usually result in a two-minute minor. Perreault used a broken stick - a cracked shaft, to be precise - to fool Craig Anderson with a change-up on a forehand deke in the sixth round of the shootout to give the..." November 09

  • Ottawa Senators shut out Wild 3-0

    Ottawa Sun "This was Craig Anderson’s finest hour. And, it wasn’t bad for Mike Hoffman either. Coach Paul MacLean decided to stick with his hot hand Thursday night and the Senators’ top goaltender paid dividends with 35 stops in a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild at Canadian Tire Centre. Anderson..." November 07

  • Senators come out fast, finish strong in beating the Red Wings

    Ottawa Citizen "Nobody is talking about the Ottawa Senators having too many defencemen now. Patrick Wiercioch, number eight on the defensive depth chart and the odd man out when the season began, emerged as the hero Tuesday, scoring the game-winning goal in the Senators’ 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings at..." November 05

  • Bruins best Senators

    Boston Herald "A common theme for the Bruins as they try to sort out their early-season problems: The best players need to be the their best players. This, obviously, is true for any team. But it’s also mighty nice for a team when the last guy on its roster steps up and is the best player. In this case,..." November 02

  • Blackhawks 5, Senators 4 (shootout)

    Chicago Tribune "Patrick Sharp scored the winner as the Blackhawks skated to a 5-4 shootout victory over the Senators Thursday night at Canadian Tire Centre. Jonathan Toews had two goals and Marian Hossa and Kris Versteeg each added a goal and an assist in regulation. Mark Stone, Clarke MacArthur, Bobby Ryan and..." October 31

  • Ottawa Sens' Eric Gryba dodges suspension

    Ottawa Sun "For awhile there, it looked like the team with too many defencemen would suddenly not have enough. As Wednesday morning turned into early afternoon, there was still no word from the NHL on whether Ottawa blueliner Eric Gryba would receive a suspension for his head hit on Artem Anisimov the..." October 30

  • Senators' special teams come up big in win over Blue Jackets

    Ottawa Citizen "Special teams proved the difference for the Ottawa Senators Tuesday in a game full of fireworks. Erik Karlsson, Alex Chiasson − on a five-minute power play − and Clarke MacArthur scored third-period goals as the Senators pulled away for a 5-2 victory. MacArthur also scored in the first period..." October 29

  • Jagr scores in OT as Devils take down Senators

    New York Post "No shootout this time. Jaromir Jagr powered the Devils to a big overtime win. Jagr scored a power-play goal 3:39 into the extra period, and the Devils beat the Senators 3-2 on an emotional Saturday night in Canada’s capital. It was the Senators’ first game since the shooting death of Cpl...." October 26

  • Senators hold pregame ceremony "Players on opposing teams stood shoulder-to-shoulder in a circle at center ice as hockey made a stirring return to Ottawa on Saturday night. Fans, many wearing red and waving Canadian flags, paid their respects to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent as part of a poignant..." October 26

  • 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 25

  • 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