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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 gave up three goals on 37 shots Saturday as the Senators defeated the Maple Leafs 6-3.
As strong as the performance was, Saturday night’s .919 ranks as only his 13th best save percentage of the season. He has broken the .900 mark 14 times in 22 games and this victory lifts him to 14-7-1 with a GAA of 2.37. Feb 18 - 10:41 PM

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Craig Anderson will get the Maple Leafs on Saturday.

It's been a classic best-of-time/worst-of-times season for Anderson this season, which was finely illustrated over his last two starts. He blanked the Islanders on 33 saves, then fell the Sabers with three goals on 25 shots. It's worth noting though that three of his four shutouts this season have come on the road. In fact, in seven road games he's 5-2 with 15 goals against and a .937 save percentage.
Feb 18 - 12:16 PM

Craig Anderson allowed three goals on 25 shots in Ottawa's 3-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

The Senators were down 1-0 early, but they scored back-to-back goals to jump ahead 2-1 heading into the third period. But that's when things unraveled for them, as they allowed the Sabres to score two goals in the third. Anderson now has a 13-7-1 record with a 2.37 goals-against-average and a .926 save percentage in 2016-17. He should be a solid fantasy goalie down the stretch.
Feb 14 - 11:08 PM

Craig Anderson will be in goal on Tuesday against Buffalo.

He blocked 33 shots for his fourth shutout of the season in his return to the lineup on Saturday. Anderson owns a 13-6-1 record with a 2.34 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage this campaign.
Feb 13 - 3:06 PM

Craig Anderson stopped all 33-shots the Islanders fired his way in a triumphant 3-0 win on Saturday.

What a way to celebrate one's return to the crease. Anderson hadn't played since Dec. 5th so he could be with his wife Nicholle during her cancer treatments. It's the fourth shutout of the season for Anderson, and the 37th of his career. He's posted 23 of them now through seven seasons in Ottawa. The win improves his record to 13-6-1 with a .927 save percentage and a 2.34 GAA.
Feb 11 - 4:56 PM

For the first time since Dec. 5th, Craig Anderson will be the man between the pipes for Ottawa.

It's been a tumultuous season for the Andersons as Nicholle battles cancer. Hopefully Craig's return to action will offer a bit of reprieve and enjoyment. For the season, Craig Anderson has posted a 12-6-1 record through 19 games with a .924 save percentage and a 2.46 GAA with a trio of shutouts.
Feb 11 - 12:02 PM

Craig Anderson might be between the pipes for Saturday's game against the Islanders.

Anderson hasn't played since Dec. 5 because he spent time away from the team to be with his wife, who is battling cancer. He's been back at practice with the team since Monday and head coach Guy Boucher said all Anderson has to do is say he's ready to start on Saturday and he'll be in. "Is he able to be in the net physically?," Boucher said. "One hundred percent. But right now, it’s for him to tell us mentally if he’s ready to go." If Anderson isn't ready to play, expect Mike Condon to get the start.
Feb 11 - 10:41 AM

Craig Anderson is getting closer to a return to game action.

"You don't want throw somebody in a position where he's not ready," said coach Guy Boucher. "He needs to feel ready, the goalie coach (Pierre Groulx) needs to feel (Anderson's) ready and when he's ready then we move to the next step. He's already really far into the process. He's close. Let's not kid ourselves. If there's nothing happening in terms of circumstances off the ice, it's imminent but imminent could be next week." It's likely that Mike Condon will start Thursday, so if Anderson doesn't face Dallas then he could be back in the cage Saturday against the New York Islanders or Tuesday versus Buffalo.
Feb 9 - 8:22 AM

Craig Anderson could be back in uniform for Saturday's game against the New York Islanders as the Senators' backup.

Coach Guy Boucher is optimistic that Anderson may be ready by then, which would lead into his first start since Dec. 5. His return to active duty would give Mike Condon a much-needed rest. He has started 18 straight games and been in the net for 28 consecutive contests since Anderson left the team to be with his wife during her battle against throat cancer.
Feb 6 - 10:28 AM

Craig Anderson returned to Senators practice on Monday.

Anderson has been away from the team so he could be with his wife, who was diagnosed with throat cancer. The Senators expect him to take another two to three weeks before he's back in game shape. He'll regain the number one job whenever he's ready to make his return.
Jan 30 - 8:46 PM

The Ottawa Senators have announced that Craig Anderson could be back at practice on Monday after the all-star break.

"It's the beginning of the next part of the process and, I mean, we said the target was the end of January or the beginning of February, and I think we're right there," coach Guy Boucher said. "He's going to have the next days to continue, he'll be with us at some point, and we'll see him soon enough." Anderson has been away from the team to be with his wife, Nicholle, who was diagnosed with throat cancer. The tentative date for his scheduled return is set for February 7th, at home against the St. Louis Blues.
Source: nhl.com
Jan 28 - 12:20 AM

Craig Anderson might return to the Ottawa Senators by the end of January or early February.

Anderson left the Senators to be with his wife Nicholle while she undergoes cancer treatment. Senators GM Pierre Dorion cautioned that despite that possible return date for Anderson, there is ultimately no timetable. Anderson also won't get back into the net immediately after returning, presumably because he'll need some time to get ready for games.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 20 - 11:42 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2Derick Brassard
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Chris Kelly
5Curtis Lazar
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Zack Smith
3Ryan Dzingel
4Tom Pyatt
5Clarke MacArthur
RW1Mark Stone
2Bobby Ryan
3Chris Neil
4Casey Bailey
5Max McCormick
6Tommy Wingels
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Chris Wideman
7Fredrik Claesson
G1Craig Anderson
2Mike Condon