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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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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

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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

Curtis Lazar scored the lone for Ottawa in a 4-1 loss to Anaheim on Wednesday.

Lazar picked off a lazy pass at the Ducks blueline and came in alone and wired a shot past goalie Fredrik Andersen for the Senators only goal of the game. He also recorded four shots in the contest. The second year pro has three goals and nine points in 39 games this season.
Jan 14 - 4:18 AM

Curtis Lazar (lower body) returned to action on Wednesday December 30.

Lazar missed two games with the ailment. He logged 12:37 minutes of ice time in his return.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 02:34:00 AM

Curtis Lazar (lower body) won't be in the lineup on Tuesday.

He left Monday's practice early and has been ruled out by coach Dave Cameron. Max McCormick will get to play again in Lazar's place.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 10:16:00 AM

Curtis Lazar (lower body) didn't skate Saturday, but he hasn't been ruled yet for Sunday's match against Boston.

A decision will be made on his status Sunday morning. Lazar sustained a lower-body injury on Tuesday against Tampa Bay.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 06:23:00 PM

Curtis Lazar left Tuesday's game with Tampa Bay due to a lower body injury.

Lazar saw 4:04 of work with a blocked shot before departing. He has eight points and 48 hits through 31 games thus far in his sophomore season. We'll keep you posted on his injury status.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 09:35:00 PM

Following up on a previous report, Curtis Lazar is feeling okay aside from some soreness, particularly in his neck.

As we previously reported, Lazar isn't dealing with any form of head injury after the hit he absorbed from Tom Wilson on Wednesday. That comes as a relief as there was some initial concern that he might have suffered another concussion after returning from one in early November. He might be able to play Friday.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 02:27:00 PM

Curtis Lazar's undisclosed injury isn't related to his head.

Lazar appeared to be woozy when he left the ice following a hit from Tom Wilson on Wednesday. Although it fortunately sounds like he's not dealing with another concussion, he's still questionable for Friday's contest.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 12:32:00 PM

Curtis Lazar exited Wednesday's game against Washington after a hit from Tom Wilson.

He appeared to be woozy when he left the ice and may have suffered whiplash on the play. Lazar has missed time this year due to a concussion, but an update on his status wasn't provided after the game. Wilson was given a match penalty and was ejected from the game, but he insisted that it was "hip-on-hip" contact.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 08:43:00 AM

Curtis Lazar was benched Tuesday night and he finished with 10:59 of ice time

He logged 11:40 of playing time against the New York Rangers this past Sunday. Lazar has generated only two goals and five points in 25 games this campaign. "I think I've been in my head for some time now. I have to change the mindset for myself," he said. "Attitude is everything, regardless of where I'm playing. It's always up to me to make the most of the situation." There has been some talk outside of the organization that he could benefit from some time in the minors, but the Senators don't appear to be thinking of that right now.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 08:50:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derick Brassard
2Kyle Turris
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Zack Smith
5Chris Kelly
6Curtis Lazar
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Clarke MacArthur
3Ryan Dzingel
4Nick Paul
5Matt Puempel
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Chris Neil
4Buddy Robinson
5Michael Blunden
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Chris Wideman
7Fredrik Claesson
G1Craig Anderson
2Andrew Hammond