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Chris Phillips | Defenseman

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (37) / 3/9/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 219
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Chris Phillips is expected to fully recover from a small crack in a disc in his back.
"Chris will require about a month of additional rehab before he's able to begin training to get back on the ice with the team and will not be a participant in training camp," said GM Bryan Murray. "We do expect him to fully recover and be a big contributor the team's success this season." The setback is expected to sideline Phillips for the start of the 2015-16 season. Sep 8 - 6:38 PM

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Chris Phillips suffered a small crack in a disc in his back and it's unclear when he'll be ready to play hockey again.

He will definitely miss training camp. Phillips had surgery to repair a bulging disc and had returned to the ice Aug. 20. "It’s a significant setback and it’s very frustrating," said Phillips. "The surgery went well and everything on that side was great. I don’t know if it was a complication of the rehab and I’m not 100% sure how it happened." Senators general manager Bryan Murray told CTV that he hopes Phillips will be ready for the second half.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sep 6 - 9:05 AM

According to Senators General Manager Bryan Murray, there's a chance that Chris Phillips (back) won't be ready for the start of training camp.

Phillips has already said that his recovery from back surgery has been extremely difficult. Now it looks like it will cost him at least a portion of training camp as well.
Sep 5 - 10:03 AM

Ottawa Senators defenseman Chris Phillips admits that he considered the possibility of retirement during the worst times of his recovery from back surgery.

He told the Ottawa Sun that he was worried about doing everyday things like "walking upright" and playing catch with his son. One would assume that the veteran defenseman will be pretty limited when he does play going forward.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Aug 22 - 7:28 PM

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

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

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