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Craig Anderson | Goalie | #41

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 184
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 3 (73) / CHI
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Craig Anderson's wife, Nicholle, wrote on her blog Monday that they have three days left until her final radiation treatment Thursday.
She's looking forward to getting back to Canada and getting some normalcy back in her life. That could also mean the same for her husband, Craig, who may be back with the Ottawa Senators after she gets settled. Jan 17 - 10:39 AM

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Ottawa coach Guy Boucher told reporters Saturday that he did not expect Craig Anderson to be back with the Senators until late January or early February.

Anderson has been granted a leave of absence to be with his wife Nicholle during her treatments for throat cancer. Mike Condon will be the starter until Anderson returns.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jan 8 - 10:35 AM

There is still no timetable for Craig Anderson's return to the lineup.

Coach Guy Boucher indicated that a return before mid-January isn't expected to happen. It wouldn't be surprising if Mike Condon continued to start for the Senators through most of the month.
Jan 3 - 10:41 AM

Craig Anderson (personal) isn't projected to return before Ottawa goes on a break after New Year's Day.

"It's going to be awhile," said coach Guy Boucher. Anderson hasn't played since Dec. 5 and he is expected to miss the next two games. Mike Condon will continue to see time between the pipes during his absence.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 01:48:00 PM

The Senators don't expect Craig Anderson back before Christmas.

Mike Condon has seen all but one of his starts since Anderson last played on Dec. 5th, which we expect to continue. Andrew Hammond is also likely to remain with the franchise as the Senators are going for the playoffs, and will hand the keys to whomever leads them to victory besides Anderson.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 01:14:00 PM

Craig Anderson's wife, Nicholle, announced some good news Tuesday.

She reported that the tumor has responded positively to treatment and it has started to shrink. This is obviously great news and we wish her the best in her fight against throat cancer. Her husband, Craig, is currently away from the team to be with her.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 01:29:00 PM

Craig Anderson is not expected to be back with the Senators for "awhile."

There wasn't an update on his status beyond that. Anderson is away from the team while his wife undergoes treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma, which is a rare throat cancer.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 12:48:00 PM

Craig Anderson has returned home to be his wife again.

He will not accompany the Senators on their trip to California and it's unclear when he will return to the lineup. Anderson has left the team a few times this season, as his wife undergoes treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 10:39:00 AM

Craig Anderson stopped 36 of 43 shots in an 8-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday.

The final goal Anderson allowed was a penalty shot marker to Bryan Rust at 12:36 of the third period. Despite the fact that the game was almost over at that point, Ottawa decided to pull Anderson in favor of Mike Condon. Condon only faced two shots in 7:14 minutes and turned aside both of those attempts.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 10:17:00 PM

Craig Anderson will start for the Senators Monday night.

Anderson has a 12-5-1 record, 2.20 GAA, and .930 save percentage in 18 games this season. He missed the Senators' previous two contests so that he could be with his wife, who began her cancer treatment.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 05:31:00 PM

Craig Anderson will rejoin his Senators' teammates prior to Monday's game in Pittsburgh.

He took a leave of absence to be with his ailing wife. Anderson will likely get the start in Monday's contest so get ready to activate him.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 11:16:00 AM

Craig Anderson (personal) doesn't have a firm timetable for his return, but the earliest it could come is Saturday.

"Right now, it's one (game)," said coach Guy Boucher. "Is it two? We're not sure. Right now, it's one game at a time. He won't be here Friday, but we'll see come Saturday. We know if he doesn't have any practice, he's fine (to play)." Anderson is away from the team to be with his wife, Nicholle, as she is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments at a New York hospital for a rare throat cancer.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 08:10:00 AM

Craig Anderson has left the Senators for personal reasons.

This was expected to happen, so hopefully you are prepared for his absence. Anderson isn't expected to be available for Thursday's contest against Philadelphia. He is back with his wife as she continues to battle cancer. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 01:53:00 PM

Craig Anderson allowed five goals on 28 shots in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

It was a rough night at the office for Anderson. The five goals against are a season-high for him. The loss also snaps his four-game winning streak. Anderson has a 12-5-1 record with a 2.20 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage in 2016-17.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 11:23:00 PM

Craig Anderson will start Tuesday's match against Buffalo.

Anderson was named the first star of the week for the period ending Nov. 27. He guided the Senators to a 4-0-0 record, while shutting the door on the opposition with a 1.25 goals-against average and .960 save percentage.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 01:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2Derick Brassard
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Zack Smith
5Chris Kelly
6Curtis Lazar
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Clarke MacArthur
3Ryan Dzingel
4Tom Pyatt
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Chris Neil
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Chris Wideman
7Fredrik Claesson
G1Mike Condon
2Chris Driedger
3Craig Anderson
4Andrew Hammond