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Curtis Lazar | Center | #27

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (21) / 2/2/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 209
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (17) / OTT
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Curtis Lazar has been diagnosed with a concussion.
The injury wasn't believed to be serious, but concussions can be tricky to predict. Lazar is out indefinitely for now after he was hurt on Monday against Pittsburgh. Dec 7 - 10:25 AM

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Curtis Lazar suffered an upper-body injury Monday against Pittsburgh and he is out indefinitely.

He is scheduled to return to Ottawa for further evaluation. The Senators recalled Phil Varone on Tuesday to take Lazar's place.
Dec 6 - 10:45 AM

Curtis Lazar is projected to play with Kyle Turris and Ryan Dzingel on Thursday night.

He had been centering a line between Chris Neil and Chris Kelly, but has earned the promotion because of an injury to Bobby Ryan. Lazar doesn't have a point in six games this season after starting the year in the minors.
Dec 1 - 8:14 AM

Curtis Lazar likes the way he played in his season debut Saturday versus Florida.

"I had a couple of chances, I did everything right," he said. "I want to build off that performance, and I will be a little more rested (against Montreal)." Lazar had three shots and a minus-1 rating in 11:12 of ice time after he was brought up from the minors. He is hoping to prove that he belongs at the NHL level.
Nov 22 - 10:40 AM

The Ottawa Senators have recalled Curtis Lazar from the minors.

Lazar spent the last two seasons with the Senators, but after missing most of training camp with mononucleosis, he was demoted prior to the start of this season. The 21-year-old had three goals in 13 games in the AHL prior to the call up. With Bobby Ryan, Mike Hoffman, Clarke MacArthur and Chris Neil injured, Lazar will get a chance to play against Florida tonight.
Nov 19 - 9:23 AM

The Ottawa Senators are more than happy to let 2013 first round selection Curtis Lazar develop in the AHL this season.

The 21-year-old has posted just 35 points in 143 games over his first two NHL seasons, but he missed all of training camp with mono. As GM Pierre Dorion noted, "(He can) play in all situations and I think it’s the right thing to do. Let him get confidence and when the time comes we’ll call him back up but there’s no timetable to call up Curtis." Ottawa wants Lazar to develop into an "impact player" and an extended, though unexpected, stay in Binghamton could be the ticket to reigniting the process.
Oct 29 - 9:07 PM

Curtis Lazar has been sent down to AHL Binghamton.

He was cleared for contact after missing camp with mononucleosis, but will begin the year in the minors. It should be noted that this isn't a conditioning stint, but he is expected to be back in the NHL soon. Ottawa wants him to play big minutes in the AHL to get back into game shape.
Oct 11 - 10:55 AM

Curtis Lazar (mono) will not participate in Friday's game.

Lazar doesn't have medical clearance to return to the Senators' lineup yet. He might still be available for the season opener.
Oct 6 - 2:23 PM

Curtis Lazar's energy level is increasing as he continues to battle a bout of mono.

Although he is feeling quite a bit better this week, Lazar is unlikely to play in any of the Senators' pre-season games and is obviously doubftul to be ready for the season opener. He seems destined to be assigned to the AHL once he is cleared to play so that he can make up for lost time. Lazar will eventually play on Ottawa's third line and has limited fantasy value.
Oct 2 - 11:08 AM

The Ottawa Senators will be without Curtis Lazar indefinitely as he recovers from mono.

Mononucleosis is a notoriously difficult illness to overcome in a short period of time, which is not something Lazar nor the Sens want to hear. "We were hoping with the few days that we had it would be good enough," coach Guy Boucher said. "But it’s become a daily thing that we’re going to follow up and it’s going to be carefully monitored." The 21-year-old has posted just 12 goals and 35 points through his first two campaigns.
Sep 25 - 9:35 PM

Curtis Lazar is excited by the new direction of the Ottawa Senators.

He is looking forward to working with new bench boss Guy Boucher, especially after learning Boucher plans to have open dialogues with the players to understand them better. "At times (last season), the communication between management, coaches and the players could have been better," Lazar said. "I have a lot to prove and I want to do everything I can to show that." The 21-year-old forward didn't have much of a defined role in 2015-16, while playing on different lines at different positions. Lazar is anxious to start training camp in the fall.
May 10 - 11:28 AM

Curtis Lazar did not practice on Friday and is doubtful for Saturday afternoon's game against the Bruins.

He is dealing with an undisclosed injury which has likely ended his season. Look for the Sens to dress Scott Gomez in Lazar's place for the season finale against Boston. Lazar will fininsh the campaign with six goals and 20 points in 76 games.
Apr 9 - 10:09 AM

Curtis Lazar is questionable for the season finale on Saturday due to an undisclosed injury.

Lazar has six goals and 20 points in 76 contests. If he can't play, then Scott Gomez will.
Apr 8 - 12:28 PM

Curtis Lazar feels more comfortable playing center.

"I'm playing my primary position and I'm very happy to be back in the middle," Lazar said. "I think everyone has seen my speed, and strength on the puck, where I'm able to generate the offense. Playing with (Neil and Paul), our game is really simple but it's effective. Their defense started to hear footsteps every time we got on the forecheck and we caused turnovers. It's always good to contribute on the offense." He scored his sixth goal of the season against Montreal on Saturday. Lazar has 20 points in 68 games.
Mar 21 - 10:12 AM

Curtis Lazar potted two goals in the Senators’ 6-1 rout of the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

You have to look long and hard to find the Senators forwards who didn’t contribute on the scoresheet. Only four forwards didn’t record a goal or an assist. Lazar had three shots on goal in 12:28. He had gone eight games without a goal, but broke out in this one. Lazar only has five goals and 14 points this season. Bobby Ryan, Zack Smith (goal, assist), Mark Stone (goal, assist) and Mika Zibanejad all recorded goals for Ottawa. Erik Karlsson had four assists.
Feb 6 - 10:20 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
4Buddy Robinson
5Phil Varone
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Chris Wideman
7Fredrik Claesson
8Andreas Englund
G1Craig Anderson
2Mike Condon
3Andrew Hammond