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Curtis Lazar | Center

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (19) / 2/2/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196
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The Ottawa Senators have decided to loan Curtis Lazar to Canada for the World Junior Championship.
The 19-year-old forward has one goal and six assists in 27 games for the Senators this season. He'll be expected to play a prominent role at the tournament, especially after he registered three goals and seven points in seven games for Canada last year. Dec 18 - 11:40 AM

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Curtis Lazar scored his first NHL goal in Monday's 5-4 shootout loss to Buffalo.

He scored on his only shot during 11:11 of ice time. A final decision on whether or not to loan Lazar to Canada for the World Junior Championship is expected to be made soon. "I really don't want to lose my spot on this team, especially now," the rookie forward said. "With the guys we have out now, I really feel I can step up and play a little bit more of a role and show I can be an impact NHL player."
Dec 16 - 9:13 AM

A decision hasn't been made yet, but it appears to be unlikely that Curtis Lazar will be loaned to Canada for the World Junior Championship.

He's a responsible player defensively and the Senators don't want him to leave their roster for three weeks. The tournament could help give him some offensive confidence, but Lazar isn't concerned about that. He feels he just needs to get one to open up the flood gates. "It's no different than my draft year," he said. "I went through a month without scoring then too. I just try to focus on other parts of my game. I'm not going to be trying to force the offense." He hasn't earned a point in his last nine contests and he's still looking for his first career goal.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Dec 11 - 11:19 AM

The Senators might make Curtis Lazar available for the World Junior Championship.

Ottawa GM Bryan Murray will sit down with Lazar at some point soon to discuss the matter and what is best for his development. "I'm trying not to think about it," said Lazar. "My focus right here with the Ottawa Senators and our next game. It's a discussion I need to have with Bryan. I know there's a lot of stuff I will have to go through. The thing is, I know I'm going to get a say in it and Bryan (Murray) is pretty open-minded." Lazar doesn't sound too enthused about leaving the NHL to take part in the tournament, but he said he would "take full advantage of it" should it happen.
Nov 28 - 9:41 AM

Curtis Lazar will return to the Senators Monday night versus Detroit.

Lazar will be back in the Ottawa lineup Monday, returning from a two game stint on the sidelines due to an undisclosed injury. Lazar has recorded six assists for the Sens' in 15 games this year. Lazar will replace Colin Greening in the lineup.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 24 - 6:06 PM

Curtis Lazar (undisclosed) did not dress for Ottawa's 3-2 loss to St. Louis on Saturday.

Lazar has now missed two consecutive games with the injury. "I think he's okay but we're just going to not play him," said coach Paul MacLean before the game. "He's got a little nick and we're just not going to allow it to put him in a spot that's going to make it worse.
Nov 23 - 12:04 PM

Curtis Lazar (undisclosed) will sit out Thursday's game versus Nashville.

He has a minor undisclosed injury. Coach Paul MacLean said the team is being cautious to make sure it doesn't become a bigger problem. The rookie forward doesn't have a goal this season, but he does have six assists in 15 games.
Nov 20 - 4:11 PM

Curtis Lazar produced an assist in Ottawa's 4-3 loss to Vancouver on Tuesday.

He also registered five shots and five of seven faceoffs. Lazar has played well on Ottawa's "Kid Line" with Mike Hoffman and Mark Stone, who both scored in the contest.
Nov 12 - 11:44 AM

Curtis Lazar will stick with the Ottawa Senators past the nine-game mark.

When Lazar plays in his 10th game of the season then this will count as the first year of his entry-level contract. He has three assists in nine games in 2014-15.
Nov 5 - 12:07 PM

Curtis Lazar is quickly approaching his 10th game with the Senators, so a decision on where he will play for the remainder of the season could be coming soon.

If he plays Tuesday night then it will mark his ninth NHL game and as it stands right now, it's probable that Lazar isn't going anywhere. "I feel like I belong here, but that's not for me to determine," he said. Coach Paul MacLean seems to think the same way and he's been pleased with the rookie forward's consistency. Lazar has two assists, 21 hits and 12 shots in eight contests.
Nov 4 - 9:44 AM

Curtis Lazar picked up his first NHL point on Thursday.

His shot deflected off Colorado goale Calvin Pickard's stick and it appeared to be going into the net when Zack Smith buried it to make sure. Lazar ended up with an assist on the play and Smith received some ridicule from his teammates for "poaching" a goal from the rookie.
Oct 17 - 3:30 PM

Curtis Lazar has cracked Ottawa's roster out of training camp.

He still has junior eligibility, but he'll at least start the 2014-15 campaign with the Senators. Lazar may not get a shot at on a scoring line right away even though he has plenty of offensive potential. Still, he's worth keeping an eye on.
Oct 6 - 12:23 PM

Ottawa Senators’ beat reporter Ken Warren thinks it would be surprising for Ottawa to send Curtis Lazar back to junior.

Lazar has been a standout throughout training camp but he still has junior eligibility remaining. "I felt pretty solid out there, but then again, that’s not for me to make that decision," said Lazar. "I just have to go about my business and if I live to fight another day, I just have to regroup and get ready for the regular season. That’s going to be a step up." Lazar has big upside, and if he makes the Sens, he could be an offensive contributor immediately. The team may just keep him for a nine-game stint and send him back to junior later on this month.
Oct 5 - 9:32 AM

Curtis Lazar has been impressive throughout the preseason for the Ottawa Senators and there is a chance he could start the season in the NHL.

Lazar has spent most of training camp at center, but hasn’t really played with any of Ottawa’s best wingers. In Friday’s game against Montreal, he centered a line with Erik Condra and Mike Hoffman. The Senators must decide if they want to keep the 19-year-old on their roster or if they prefer to send him back to junior. The Sens may just have Lazar continue his audition for a roster spot with a nine-game trial to start the regular season.
Oct 4 - 9:40 AM

Curtis Lazar will be the wild card when plotting out the Senators' forward units for the 2014-15 season.

If he makes the team, he will have to play more than fourth-line minutes or else he is better off returning to his junior team. If Lazar does make the cut, then the Sens' third line will look different that the projected David Legwand-Zachary Smith-Colin Greenning unit. Stay tuned.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sep 27 - 10:30 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2David Legwand
3Mika Zibanejad
4Zack Smith
5Curtis Lazar
6Jean-Gabriel Pageau
LW1Clarke MacArthur
2Milan Michalek
3Mike Hoffman
4Colin Greening
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Alex Chiasson
3Mark Stone
4Chris Neil
5Erik Condra
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Jared Cowen
4Cody Ceci
5Chris Phillips
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Eric Gryba
8Mark Borowiecki
G1Craig Anderson
2Robin Lehner