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Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (20) / 2/2/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196

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Curtis Lazar is hoping to contribute more offensively in his sophomore season.
Lazar had six goals and 15 points in 67 games with the Ottawa Senators in 2015-16. "I expect a lot of myself," he said. "That first year, the points didn't come, but I didn't expect the points to come. It was a learning year for me and I played it safe for the majority of the year. I really wanted to gain the coach's trust. This year I'm going to take more risks. I'm going to shoot the puck more and play with that confidence and swagger we talked about the second half of the year, scoring those three goals in six games." Lazar wants to eventually establish himself as a top-six forward. He certainly has untapped offensive upside, but we're hesitant to get too optimistic about the prospect of him having much fantasy value in standard leagues next season. Jul 23 - 8:23 AM
Source: Ottawa Sun

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Curtis Lazar leads Ottawa's forward group with 19 hits in four playoff games.

He is one body check behind defenseman Mark Borowiecki for the team lead. Lazar's linemate, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, is right behind him with 18 hits. The Senators' third line (Lazar, Pageau and Erik Condra) has provided energy, but they don't have a point in the series.
Apr 24 - 9:57 AM

Curtis Lazar was a wrecking ball Friday night against Montreal.

The Sens' rookie registered eight hits Friday night and was very physical against the Habs. In fact, the entire Ottawa team has been hitting the Canadiens at every turn. J.P. Pageau and Mark Borowiecki had six hits each in the contest. Montreal is up 2-0 in the series but both games were one-goal contests that could have gone either way.
Apr 18 - 10:51 AM

Curtis Lazar scored the Sens lone goal in a 5-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Thursday night.

Lazar has two goals in his past three games and five markers in 58 games this season. His goal came midway through the first period to tie the score at one, but the game went downhill from there for Ottawa.
Mar 26 - 10:52 PM

Curtis Lazar skated Monday after he missed Saturday's game against San Jose with the flu.

He should be back in the fold on Tuesday versus Minnesota. If that's the case then Colin Greening could be scratched.
Mar 3 - 10:43 AM

Curtis Lazar scored the only Ottawa goal in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to New Jersey.

The captain of the Canadian team at the recent World Junior Championships netted his first goal with the Sens since claiming gold for the national squad. He has a bright future ahead of him, but isn't worth a free agent claim in your league right now. Mike Hoffman and Mark Borowiecki drew assists on the tally.
Feb 3 - 9:31 PM

Curtis Lazar celebrated his 20th birthday on Monday.

The rookie forward has one goal and six assists in 34 games with Ottawa this season. "I want to start putting the puck in the net and showing that I can provide that offense, and it all comes with confidence," said Lazar. "I still have the mindset that if I make a mistake here or there, it's going to take me out of the lineup. I understand the league. I've been thinking about that progressing through the year, and there are steps to be taken, but there are always guys who are going to say that it's not enough." He still thinks he's capable of turning it around, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect much from him for the rest of this season.
Feb 3 - 9:46 AM

Curtis Lazar will draw back into the Senators lineup Wednesday against the Maple Leafs.

Lazar will take veteran David Legwand's spot in the lineup Wednesday. Lazar was a healthy scratch Tuesday in New York but will get another chance to turn his season around. He has one goal, six assists, and is a plus one in 31 games this year.
Jan 21 - 6:54 PM

Curtis Lazar, Colin Greening, and Patrick Wiercioch will all be healthy scratches against the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

Wiercioch, a fine NHL defenseman, has no fantasy value. Greening has been a healthy scratch over 20 times this season, so he hasn't had a chance to build up much value. Lazar however, is quite good but Coach Cameron wants to get Chris Neil back in the lineup after missing the last 16 games with a knee injury. "I've got extra guys, so I have to juggle and make decisions," Cameron said. Consider this a breather for the talented young forward.
Jan 20 - 6:09 PM

Curtis Lazar logged a season-low 7:34 of ice time in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Carolina.

He saw 9:18 of playing time the game before in a 4-1 win over Montreal. However, the rookie forward isn't letting his lack of minutes frustrate him. "This year has been a lot to digest. Lots of ups and downs. I think I am in a good place now," he said. "The guys have offered me a lot of support. It's up to me to take it upon myself and improve in the second half of the season." He also said that you can't dwell on the negative because then you aren't going to grow as a person. Lazar doesn't have a point in four games since returning from the World Junior Championship, but he has registered 10 shots on goal.
Jan 19 - 10:04 AM

Curtis Lazar will skate on Ottawa's third line in Saturday's tilt with Arizona with Erik Condra and Mika Zibanejad.

As spectacular as Lazar was during the World Juniors, it's Zibanejad that's the decent fantasy option. He has nine goals and 18 points with 65 hits through 38 games. Lazar for his efforts has seven points in 27 games with Ottawa.
Jan 10 - 7:09 PM

Curtis Lazar won't draw back into the lineup on Thursday.

He has not participated in a full practice with the team since returning to the Senators from the World Junior Championship. Lazar rejoined the team in Philadelphia on Tuesday, but he didn't play that night either.
Jan 8 - 6:24 PM

Senators coach Dave Cameron believes Curtis Lazar's success at the World Junior Championship will prove to be beneficial in his career.

"It's quite an accomplishment," Cameron said. "It's a gold medal for your country, in a tournament and a game where you played a huge part. If you're going to be a long-term professional hockey player, which Curtis is going to be, there are little steps and little momentums along the way, and this is one of them. When he sits back at the end of his days, this will be a huge one." Lazar's confidence should be at an all-time high right now. He didn't play in Tuesday's shootout loss to Philadelphia, but he's expected to be in the lineup on Thursday against Colorado.
Jan 7 - 10:54 AM

Curtis Lazar will meet up with the Senators in Philadelphia on Tuesday, but he won't play in Ottawa's contest.

Lazar was loaned to Team Canada for the 2015 World Juniors. He had three goals and seven points in seven contests during the tournament.
Jan 6 - 1:28 PM

Curtis Lazar is expected to leave Toronto Tuesday to rejoin the Senators in Philadelphia.

He probably won't be in the lineup versus the Flyers, but he could be back on Thursday against Colorado. Lazar was loaned to Team Canada for the World Junior Championship and he captained the Canadians to a gold medal victory on Monday night. He posted three goals and seven points in seven games at the tournament.
Jan 6 - 9:55 AM

Depth Charts

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