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Chris Phillips | Defenseman

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (37) / 3/9/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
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Chris Phillips (back surgery) should be fine for the start of the 2015-16 campaign.
Phillips had the operation on April 21, but he's expected to be fine in four-to-six weeks. That gives him plenty of time to get ready for training camp. He had three points in 36 contests in 2014-15. Apr 28 - 1:12 PM

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Chris Phillips will have back surgery on Tuesday.

The procedure will make him unavailable for the rest of the season. Ottawa's playoff appearance may come to an end as soon as Wednesday night if Montreal completes the four-game sweep. Phillips hasn't been in the lineup since Feb. 5.
Apr 20 - 6:16 PM

Chris Phillips, who set a Senators' franchise record for games played on Thursday, will sit in the pressbox Saturday against the Blue Jackets.

The 36-year-old defenseman has been in and out of the Ottawa lineup since Dave Cameron took over the Sens' bench.
Feb 7 - 11:13 AM

Chris Phillips will play in a franchise record 1,179th game as a member of the Ottawa Senators.

Phillips passes former Senators' captain Daniel Alfredsson on the team's all-time list. It's been a tough year for the 36-year-old. Phillips has been a healthy scratch on a few occasions in 2014-15, but that doesn't diminish the impact he's had in Ottawa. The Senators are honoring Phillips with a pre-game ceremony on Thursday.
Feb 5 - 7:35 PM

Chris Phillips will be a healthy scratch Tuesday at New Jersey.

The veteran defender will play his 1,179th game in an Ottawa uniform when the Senators host the Washington Capitals on Thursday. Phillips will surpass Daniel Alfredsson as the franchise leader.
Feb 3 - 9:49 AM

Chris Phillips tied Daniel Alfredsson's franchise record by playing in his 1,178th game.

The 36-year-old was drafted first overall by the Sens in 1996, and he has spent his entire career with the same organization. Phillips has been a rock on the back end for years, but things have seemingly changed this year. Phillips has been made a healthy scratch eight times this season.
Feb 1 - 10:10 AM

Look for Chris Phillips to be a healthy scratch Saturday.

He will likely not dress against the Coyotes in an afternoon tilt as Mark Borowiecki will be inserted in his place into the Senators' lineup. Phillips will likely be dealt before the NHL trade deadline.
Jan 31 - 11:47 AM

Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray has said that he could move Chris Phillips by the March 2nd trade deadline.

"I've had a couple of calls already to see if we're going to do certain things," Murray said. Phillips was drafted first overall in the 1996 Entry Draft and is just two games shy of tying Daniel Alfredsson for most all-time in franchise history. He also ranks sixth in assists (217) and tenth in points (288).
Jan 22 - 10:18 PM

Chris Phillips was removed the Senators lineup and will be a heathy scratch Wednesday against the Leafs.

Phillips just skated Tuesday versus the Rangers but will be back listed as a healthy scratch Wednesday. He has just three assists in 33 games played in the current campaign. Patrick Weircioch is expected to take Phillips place on the blue line as head coach Dave Cameron continues to shuffle his lineup card.
Jan 21 - 6:51 PM

Chris Phillips will draw back into the lineup on Tuesday night.

He has been a healthy scratch for the past two games and he's been a healthy scratch seven times since Dec. 13. Patrick Wiercioch will be in the press box versus the Rangers to make room for Phillips.
Jan 20 - 11:09 AM

Chris Phillips and Colin Greening will be healthy scratches against Carolina on Saturday night.

It's Phillips' second straight benching, and seventh of the season. He remains three games behind Daniel Alfredsson's 1,178 games for most games played as a Senator. He has no fantasy value. Greening meanwhile has some value with 27 PIMs and 64 hits through just 20 games this season.
Jan 17 - 6:02 PM

Chris Phillips will once again be a healthy scratch against the Hurricanes Saturday night.

The Sens will be going with the same lineup they did against the Canadiens on Thursday meaning Patrick Wiercioch will play in favor of Phillips.
Jan 17 - 11:27 AM

Chris Phillips is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Montreal.

The 36-year-old has been a defensive rock for the Senators for many years, but he's been scratched a few times this season. Colin Greening is also a healthy scratch tonight.
Jan 15 - 7:35 PM

Chris Phillips will draw back into the Senators lineup Monday night against the Sabres.

Patrick Wiercioch and Phillips had been flip-flopping on defense for the Senators lately and will be the veterans turn Monday night. Phillips has just two assists and a minus one rating in 26 games played, while Wiercioch has a goal and three assists in 19 games played.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 02:39:00 PM

Chris Phillips will be a healthy scratch once again Saturday night against the Red Wings.

Patrick Wiercioch and Phillips have been battling for the last spot on the blue line all year and the Senators have recently been favoring Wiercioch. Phillips will miss his second straight game as a healthy scratch and has just two assists and a minus one rating in 26 games played for the Sens this year.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 06:05:00 PM

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