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Craig Anderson | Goalie

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 184
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Craig Anderson (hand) will not be able to return Wednesday night against the Jets.
Despite previous reports, Anderson is still going to remain sidelined Wednesday night. Anderson has been out since January 21st and is nearing a return but consider him day-to-day for now. In 31 games started this season, he’s posted a 13-11-7 record to go with a 2.37 goals-against-average and .927 save percentage. Andrew Hammond will instead get the start in net Wednesday. Mar 4 - 2:00 PM

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The Ottawa Senators have activated Craig Anderson off injured reserve.

Anderson has been out with a hand injury since January 21st but he is ready to make his return to the lineup. The Senators expect him to be in goal for Wednesday's game against Winnipeg.
Mar 1 - 2:18 PM

Craig Anderson (hand) thinks he'll return during Ottawa's five-game road trip.

The Senators begin the trip in Anaheim on Wednesday night. Anderson hasn't played since Jan. 21 due to a deep bone bruise in his right hand. "I'm still having some issues I need to work through, but it's a step in the right direction in terms of (taking) shots," Anderson said after Monday's workout. He's been much more comfortable holding his goalie stick for the past few days and a return to the lineup could be just around the corner.
Feb 24 - 10:22 AM

Craig Anderson (hand) skated Saturday morning along with Chris Phillips.

The two did not skate with the rest of the Senators in advance of Saturday afternoon's contest against the Oilers. As Anderson is still not doing a lot of stick work or facing shots his return does not appear imminent.
Feb 14 - 11:45 AM

Craig Anderson (hand) worked out again on Thursday with goalie coach Rick Wamsley.

He didn't use a stick during his session, but at least he's staying in shape. Anderson hasn't played since Jan. 21 because of a bruised right hand.
Feb 12 - 4:01 PM

Craig Anderson (hand) may make the trip to Buffalo on Tuesday.

Anderson has been out since January 29th (five games) with the injury. Senators' head coach Dave Cameron said that it's possible that Anderson makes the trip, but if he does he will serve as Robin Lehner's backup. Andrew Hammond has been filling in while Anderson has been out.
Feb 8 - 9:47 AM

Craig Anderson is still feeling pain in his blocker hand and that is why he has not been able to face more than 10 shots in workouts this week.

The Senators aren't saying Anderson's injury is long-term but we have to wonder if he will not be out a while longer as he is hesitant to use his blocker to stop shots due to the discomfort he is feeling. Although Anderson is listed as day-to-day, we think it might be more accurate to consider him out of action for at least a few more games. By the way, Anderson is not on the ice for Saturday morning's practice.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Feb 7 - 10:58 AM

Craig Anderson (hand) will remain on the sidelines on Saturday against Columbus.

He faced some shots on his injured stick hand Friday before practice, but he's not ready to return yet. Robin Lehner will make his fifth straight start in Anderson's absence.
Feb 6 - 5:45 PM

Craig Anderson (hand) faced some shots Wednesday.

It was the first time that he was able to test his injured hand since he came out of the lineup. Anderson is listed as day-to-day.
Feb 4 - 2:43 PM

Craig Anderson (hand) won't be available to play Tuesday.

He will not travel with his teammates to New Jersey for the match. Anderson was on the ice Saturday morning and again on Monday, but he wasn't out with his teammates. He is still having difficulty holding his stick, so he hasn't been able to face shots. He was viewed as a possibility to return Tuesday, but he clearly isn't ready yet.
Feb 2 - 1:25 PM

Craig Anderson (hand) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

The severity of Anderson's injury isn't clear yet. Ottawa's upcoming games are spread out, so while he's gone, Robin Lehner might get all of the Senators' starts.
Jan 30 - 12:20 PM

Craig Anderson has a hand injury that will probably keep him out of the lineup against Dallas on Thursday.

Andrew Hammond is up with Ottawa on an emergency recall and Robin Lehner will get the nod when the Senators host the Stars. Consider Anderson day-to-day for now.
Jan 29 - 10:58 AM

Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson entered the all-star break in solid fashion, kicking aside 37 shots in the Senators' 4-3 triumph Wednesday night over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs.

Playing in his second game in two nights, Anderson improved to 13-11-7 against the lowly Leafs and prevented himself from going into the break with a .500 record. His goals-against average is 2.37 and his save percentage, .927. As a fantasy option, Anderson has been relatively productive. Because he's with the Sens, who have been less than spectacular this season, he is by no means a must-keep goalie. Don't hesitate to find another goalie if you can for the second half. If you can't, don't sweat it. There are many worse netminding options in the NHL than Anderson.
Jan 21 - 10:31 PM

Craig Anderson will be back in net again Wednesday against the Maple Leafs.

Anderson just started Tuesday night making 32 saves in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Rangers, but Senators head coach Dave Cameron has confirmed Anderson will be back at it again Wednesday night against Toronto. The veteran goaltender has appeared in 30 games this season, posting a 12-11-7 record, 2.35 goals-against-average, and .927 save percentage. He has yet to face the Leafs in the 2014-2015 season.
Jan 21 - 2:13 PM

Craig Anderson did his best to keep the Senators in Tuesday's contest with the Rangers, but they ultimately fell by a score of 3-2 in overtime.

Anderson was beaten for three goals on 35 shots in the defeat, but he can hardly be blamed for the result. His record falls to 12-11-7 with the loss while his GAA is 2.35 and his save percentage is .927.
Jan 20 - 10:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2Mika Zibanejad
3David Legwand
4Zack Smith
5Curtis Lazar
6Jean-Gabriel Pageau
LW1Clarke MacArthur
2Mike Hoffman
3Milan Michalek
4Colin Greening
5Matt Puempel
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Alex Chiasson
4Chris Neil
5Erik Condra
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Jared Cowen
4Mark Borowiecki
5Cody Ceci
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Chris Phillips
8Eric Gryba
G1Craig Anderson
2Robin Lehner
3Andrew Hammond
4Chris Driedger