Senators Rumors & News

  • Former players, CTV's W5 petition court to unseal secret NHL emails

    TSN "When Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cooke effectively ended the career of Boston Bruins centre Marc Savard with a crushing blindside hit to the head, the blow sent shudders through the hockey world. It also sent Colin Campbell, then the NHL's senior vice-president of operations, to his..." December 01

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    Sens communications @Media_Sens

    The #Sens have reassigned defenceman Michael Kostka to Binghamton (AHL). Les #Sens ont cédé Michael Kostka à Binghamton (LAH).

  • Mikkel Boedker's hat trick leads Coyotes past Senators

    Arizona Republic "The setting changed, but the template for success was the same. Critical saves from backup goalie Anders Lindback. A timely contribution from the bottom of the lineup. And a hat trick from winger Mikkel Boedker. Those ingredients led to a 4-1 win over the Senators in Ottawa last month,..." November 29

  • NHL seeks scoring solutions amid season of fewer goals, more shutouts

    Tampa Tribune "Goals, goals, goals. Where did they all go? On many a night around the NHL, goals are like an oasis off in the distance that turns out to be a mirage. Take a look at the scoreboard on any given night and there is a good chance somebody is posting a shutout. And if a team isn’t being kept..." November 27

  • Ottawa Senators win 4th straight in Denver

    Ottawa Sun "For the second night in a row, the Senators turned a three-goal third period lead into a nail biter. Once again, they left the rink with a victory secured by an empty netter. Rookie Shane Prince scored the first two goals of his NHL career and added an assist to lead Ottawa to a 5-3 victory..." November 26

  • Senators place Wiercioch on injured reserve

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators placed defenseman Patrick Wiercioch on injured reserve with an upper-body injury Tuesday, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports. It is believed the 25-year-old suffered a concussion after a hit from Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno on Nov. 19. " November 25

  • Ottawa Senators score 7 on Stars

    Ottawa Sun "Fans at American Airlines Center Tuesday night received Tyler Seguin posters, but the giveaways did not stop there. The Senators were the benefactors of all sorts of turnovers by the Western Conference leading Dallas Stars in a wild 7-4 victory that stretched their winning streak to three games..." November 25

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • Senators' Hammond 'stalled' in recovery from injury

    The Score "Andrew Hammond will remain on the shelf for the Ottawa Senators. The goaltender was hurt in practice on Nov. 15 after taking a puck to the mask, and has remained on injured reserve since then. On Monday, head coach Dave Cameron said that Hammond's "stalled" in his recovery, according to TSN..." November 24

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

  • Senators blank Flyers 4-0 to cap off dominant homestand

    Ottawa Citizen "It’s always smart to do a solid house cleaning before leaving home for awhile. With goaltender Craig Anderson leading the way by sweeping away everything around the crease, the Senators delivered a tidy 4-0 victory over the offensively challenged Philadelphia Flyers Saturday. In the process,..." November 22

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    Brent Wallace @tsn_wally

    Cameron confirms Bobby Ryan is playing tonight

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    Ottawa Senators @Senators

    News Release: #Sens recall Michael Kostka from Binghamton (AHL):

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • Sens shut out Blue Jackets, but lose Bobby Ryan late in third period

    Ottawa Sun "This victory may have come with a heavy price attached. The captain helped steer the Senators in the right direction with a three-point effort Thursday night at the Canadian Tire Centre and goaltender Craig Anderson stopped them all for his 30th career shutout in a 3-0 victory over the Columbus..." November 20

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • Could Ottawa be interested in Trevor Daley?

    Second City Hockey "Despite being in second in their division, the Ottawa Senators aren't happy. Their defence has not been up to par; players expected to be better than they are are not performing. They're near the bottom of the league in possession, and know they need to upgrade. Someone they may be looking at?..." November 19

  • Report: Asking price for Senators to land Trevor Daley

    Sportsnet "The mediocre Ottawa Senators — sufferers of poor possession and a porous penalty kill — are reportedly on the hunt for a defenceman. According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, who cites two anonymous league executives, Senators general manager Bryan Murray is serious about acquiring Trevor..." November 18

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • Tatar's OT goal rescues Red Wings in Ottawa

    Detroit News "Funny what actually shooting some pucks on net can do for an offensively struggling hockey team. The Red Wings, who hadn't been shooting the puck very often or well lately, earned a 4-3 overtime victory over Ottawa Monday at Canadian Tire Centre. Tomas Tatar scored at 2:04 of overtime,..." November 17

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

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    Bruce Garrioch @SunGarrioch

    Looks like Turris will play but he does stop to have a chat with the training staff during a break in the skate. #Sens

  • Senators goalie Hammond injured during practice "Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond sustained an undisclosed injury during practice Sunday and goalie Matthew O'Connor has been recalled on an emergency basis. Hammond is 2-0-2 with a 2.42 goals-against average and .930 save percentage in four games." November 16

  • Rangers nip Senators in shootout for 8th straight win

    New York Post "Most of the afternoon was a slog, uneven puck management, and an inconsistent attack. But still, it was two more points, another game in which the Rangers found a way to win, another victory over a quality opponent and likely postseason competitor. Though Saturday’s 2-1 shootout victory, their..." November 14

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    Don Brennan @SunDoniB

    Cowen out, Wiercioch in #sens

  • Hammond comes up big for Sens

    Ottawa Sun "The Hamburglar earned his own stripes on Canadian Forces Appreciation night. On a night the Senators saluted the Canadian military, Andrew (The Hamburglar) Hammond delivered a 33-save performance as the club halted a two-game losing skid with a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks Thursday..." November 13

  • 5 takeaways from Predators' win vs. Senators

    Tennessean "Here are five takeaways from the Predators' 7-5 win against the Senators on Tuesday at Bridgestone Arena: Fourth-line production: With center Paul Gaustad out because of a lower-body injury and forward Eric Nystrom already missing because of an upper-body injury, the Predators' fourth line had..." November 11

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

  • Canes tie game in final seconds, beat Senators 3-2 in OT

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes were seconds away from a third straight defeat and another disappointing loss at home. But hockey is a game of sudden change, as both the Canes and Ottawa Senators were reminded Saturday. The Hurricanes got a tying goal from forward Jeff Skinner with 3.3 seconds..." November 08

  • Not easy, but Senators finally win at home over Jets

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators and their faithful were all smiles Thursday night. But this win wasn’t easy. The Senators picked up only their second victory in seven games at home this season with a 3-2 shootout victory over the Winnipeg Jets as Kyle Turris scored the winner in front of 17,195 at the Canadian..." November 06

  • Senators keep rolling in Montreal, 2-1

    Ottawa Sun "Don’t mind the Senators if they can’t wait to get on the road again. Being the visitor doesn’t faze the Senators one bit as they picked up their fifth victory in six road games this season with a 2-1 OT victory over the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. Kyle Turris scored..." November 04

  • Senators forward Stone suspended two games "Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Detroit Red Wings forward Landon Ferraro during NHL Game No. 158 in Ottawa on Saturday, October 31, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The..." November 02

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Ottawa's Mark Stone will have a hearing tomorrow for an illegal check to the head on Detroit's Landon Ferraro.

  • Wings stop the bleeding with win over Senators

    Detroit News "They really needed this. It was only the 11th game of the season, and there’s still a little over five months remaining on the schedule, but the Red Wings needed Saturday’s 5-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators, a game in which they were able to work out much of their early-season offensive..." November 01

  • Senators take first of home-and-home series Red Wings

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators were firing on all cylinders in the Motor City. In one of their better efforts of the season, the Senators hit the 10-game mark by picking up their second straight victory and captured Round 1 of this back-to-back series against the division-rival Detroit Red Wings with a 3-1..." October 31

  • NHL coaches are up to the challenge with new rule allowing them to review goals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Dan Bylsma is a big supporter of the NHL's decision to introduce coaching challenges this season. It makes no difference to the Buffalo Sabres' first-year coach that the new rule cost his team in its season-opening game. The Sabres became the NHL's second team to have a goal disallowed as a..." October 30

  • Senators win wild one in shootout over Flames

    Ottawa Sun "It was pouring on the outside but there was no raining on the Senators parade inside at the Canadian Tire Centre. It wasn’t pretty, however, it sure looked that way as the Senators struck for three goals in the third period to halt their four-game winless streak at home. Mika Zibanejad scored..." October 29

  • Senators' Mikael Wikstrand left club to be with brother battling cancer

    Ottawa Sun "Mikael Wikstrand told a Swedish newspaper Tuesday he went home because his brother is battling leukemia. Suspended by the Senators last month after leaving camp and informing the club he was headed home in a call from the airport, the 21-year-old blueline prospect told in Karlstad, Sweden..." October 28

  • Senators GM Murray battling cancer through work "Ottawa Senators general manager and president of hockey operations Bryan Murray can be seen on an almost daily basis working the hallways, offices and stands at the Canadian Tire Centre, consulting with his staff, talking to his players and dealing with the media. Sixteen months after the..." October 28

  • Mikkel Boedker's hat trick helps lift Coyotes over Senators

    Arizona Republic "He kept the towel, a souvenir embossed with the Hockey Night in Canada logo, and Coyotes winger Mikkel Boedker understood the significance. Playing junior hockey about a five-hour drive south of Ottawa, in Kitchener, Ont., he watched the Saturday-night broadcasts that usually included the..." October 25

  • Lee Stempniak Makes & Completes New Jersey Devils 5-4 (SO) Comeback in Ottawa

    All About The Jersey "Lee Stempniak was a smart signing by the New Jersey Devils. He was available on a try-out and the experienced winger showed he would make a fine fit in preseason. With the team lacking in both right wingers and just general forward depth, it was an easy decision for Ray Shero to give him a..." October 23

  • Canadians do not make up the majority of NHL players this season

    TSN "For the first time in the 98-year history of the NHL, Canadians do not make up the majority of the league’s players. With an all-time high of players born outside of North America, Canadian-born players made up just 49.7 per cent of the 680 players to appear in a game in the first two weeks of..." October 22

  • The NHL's war against female fans, and the media's complicity in it

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The Patrick Kane case, the latest in a long line of NHL players getting into trouble, has seen the NHL media defence machine crank up again-a machine that's contributing dangerously to the lack of change in NHL culture. It's a machine driven by journalistic self opinion that needs to be broken..." October 22

  • NHL's compensation policy needs to go

    TSN "Jim Benning woke up today to find a few more million in his budget and an extra second-round pick in his holster. What did the Vancouver Canucks general manager do to make this happen? Swing a trade? Learn a magic trick? Nope. Benning rolled out of bed, put on his slippers and turned on..." October 22

  • The Hamburglar is hungry for his first start of season against New Jersey

    Ottawa Citizen "With all due respect to Michael J. Fox and Marty McFly and Hollywood time travel trivia, Hamburglar-mania memories are also in the air as Hammond prepares for his first start of the season Thursday against the New Jersey Devils. On Tuesday night, local McDonald’s franchises presented Hammond..." October 21