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Chris Phillips | Defenseman

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/9/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 221
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Chris Phillips would be happy to become the team captain if the position were offered to him.
"I'm capable and deserving and I want that responsibility," Phillips said. He was also considered for the captaincy last year, but it ultimately went to Jason Spezza. The former Senators captain demanded a trade and was subsequently moved to Dallas. Phillips, 36, has spent his entire 1,143-game NHL career with the Ottawa Senators. Sep 10 - 11:18 AM

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Chris Phillips (upper body) returned to action on Sunday.

Phillips missed a couple of games with the injury. Phillips played 17:34 minutes and was a minus-one with a minor penalty, two shots and three hits. He has a goal and 13 points in 62 games this season so his fantasy value is negligible in traditional pools.
Mar 31 - 1:52 AM

Chris Phillips (upper body) is questionable for Sunday's contest.

Phillips has been sidelined for two consecutive games. He has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Mar 30 - 10:53 AM

Chris Phillips (upper body) isn't ready to return Friday.

Phillips also missed Tuesday's game. He has a goal and 13 points in 61 games this season.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Mar 28 - 1:58 PM

Chris Phillips (upper body) thinks he could be available to play Friday after practicing on Thursday.

He said "everything felt the way it was supposed to" after the session. Coach Paul MacLean wants to see how Phillips feels after the morning skate before he gives him the green light to play.
Mar 28 - 8:48 AM

Chris Phillips has sustained an upper-body injury.

Phillips has a goal and 13 points in 61 games this season. He will not be available on Tuesday.
Mar 25 - 5:50 PM

Chris Phillips has inked a two-year extension to remain with the Ottawa Senators.

According to TSN Insiders Bob McKenzie and Pierre LeBrun, the deal is worth $2.5 million per year. Phillips has played his entire career with the Senators. The 35-year-old veteran has 13 points, 105 hits and 77 blocks in 52 games this season.
Mar 5 - 12:10 PM

Chris Phillips may have played his last game in an Ottawa uniform Tuesday night.

The veteran defenseman, who has played all 1,125 games of his NHL career with the Senators, is eligible for unrestricted free agency in the summer. Contract talks with Ottawa will go down to the wire and if nothing clicks then he could be dealt before Wednesday's trade deadline. Phillips is seeking a new pact that is longer than one year.
Mar 5 - 8:51 AM

The Ottawa Senators have reportedly presented Chris Phillips with a contract offer.

The terms of the deal aren't known, but if Phillips turns them down, then there's a fair chance that he'll be traded before the deadline. The Boston Bruins are believed to have some interest in his services, but they reportedly haven't began negotiations with Ottawa.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Mar 2 - 10:33 AM

The Boston Bruins reportedly haven't talked to the Ottawa Senators about Chris Phillips.

That would seem to contradict previous reports that the Bruins are interested in acquiring the defenseman. Ottawa might end up re-signing Phillips rather than trade him.
Mar 1 - 9:14 AM

The Ottawa Senators are reportedly actively engaged in contract negotiations with Chris Phillips.

If those talks don't end up leading to an extension in the coming days, then the Senators could opt to trade Phillips before the deadline. The Boston Bruins are believed to be a potential trading partner if it comes to that. Phillips comes with a $3,083,333 annual cap hit and he's set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Feb 28 - 12:07 PM

Chris Phillips appears ready to return from a lower-body injury that kept him on the shelf before the Olympic break.

He missed seven games because of what is believed to be a hip ailment. Phillips skated on Wednesday in Ottawa's first practice. The veteran defenseman can become an unrestricted free agent this summer and he isn't sure what his future with the Senators holds.
Feb 20 - 11:36 AM

Chris Phillips (lower body) should be able to make his return following the Olympic break.

Phillips has been sidelined for seven straight contests. He has 13 points and 20 penalty minutes in 49 games in 2013-14.
Feb 9 - 11:07 AM

Chris Phillips (undisclosed) skated on Monday in Ottawa.

He's not expected to play in St. Louis on Tuesday, but he could be ready to play later this week.
Feb 4 - 8:01 AM

Chris Phillips did not accompany his Ottawa teammates on their three-game road trip.

He is dealing with some sort of undisclosed injury. Phillips will likely not play until after the Olympic break. That said, there is an outside chance he gets on a plane and joins his teammates for the last game before the hiatus. Check back with next week on Phillips' status.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Feb 1 - 1:31 PM

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