Player News - Senators

Date: Team: Pos:

Erik Condra is expected to rejoin the Senators for practice on Tuesday.

He took to the ice on his own Sunday, but he hasn't skated with his teammates for the past five days. Condra posted six goals and 16 points in 76 contests last season.
Sep 30 - 11:01 AM

Milan Michalek was back on the ice Monday after he sat out three sessions last week with a hip flexor injury.

He still has high expectations of himself and he believes he can be a 30-goal scorer this season if he can stay healthy. Michalek skated in all 82 games last year, but he managed to generate just 17 goals and 39 points. He spent most of his playing time at five-on-five alongside Jason Spezza, who was traded to Dallas in the summer, last season. It's hard to envision him having much success this campaign unless he really clicks with David Legwand or gets promoted to the top line with Kyle Turris.
Sep 30 - 10:58 AM

Daniel New has been taken off of Ottawa's camp roster.

New had a goal and 13 points in 31 AHL games in 2013-14. He doesn't have any fantasy value.
Sep 29 - 3:20 PM

Brandon Wong has been sent to the minors.

No surprise there. Wong is an organizational depth player and might go his entire career without playing in an NHL game.
Sep 29 - 3:19 PM

Marc Methot continues to be sidelined with a back injury.

Methot has missed most of training camp with the injury. The Senators aren’t sure when Methot will be back but they feel he just needs to rest. "At this point, it’s rest," said MacLean. "Gerry (Townend, trainer) and the doctors are looking into whether anything else needs to be done, but right now they feel what he needs are rest and treatment."
Sep 28 - 9:54 AM

Fredrik Claesson will not be heading to France for Binghamton Senators’ training camp.

With defensemen Marc Methot and Eric Gryba sidelined due to injury, the Senators need Claesson on the blue line right now. "This experience is great for him," said Binghamton head coach Luke Richardson. "Freddy’s done real well, it’s just going to continue for him to go up and up." When the Senators’ blue liners return to full health, Claesson will probably be sent down to the AHL. The 21-year-old had a strong season with Binghamton last season. He registered 3 goals, 29 points and a plus-37 rating in 75 games.
Sep 28 - 9:43 AM

Jean-Gabriel Pageau returned to practice Saturday morning after missing time due to an undisclosed injury.

Pageau is hoping to make the Sens' as a fourth-line energy guy but the odds are stacked against him.
Sep 27 - 10:43 AM

Eric Gryba will miss practice Saturday with an undisclosed injury.

He left Thursday's practice early and has not practised since. Consider Gryba day-to-day for now.
Sep 27 - 10:40 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

It looks as if the Senators top two lines are pretty much settled.

Ottawa's first line will feature Kyle Turis between Clarke MacArthur and Bobby Ryan. The second unit will have Mika Zibanejad flanked by Milan Michalek (provided he is healthy) and Alex Chiasson. Ottawa is not expected to be a high-scoring team in 2014-15 but you can find 50-60 point value amongst this group of forwards.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sep 27 - 10:21 AM

Milan Michalek's goal in the fourth round of the shootout was the difference in the Ottawa Senators' 4-3 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre.

The Sens and Leafs split their squads for a pair of exhibition games Wednesday night. The Sens won the other game 3-2. In this one, the Sens were trailing 3-1 before Alex Chiasson (shorthanded) and Ryan Dzingel scored in the third period. Shane Prince also netted a goal for Ottawa. Goalie Robin Lehner stopped 24 of 27 shots. Nazem Kadri, Jake Gardiner and James van Riemsdyk scored for Toronto. James Reimer started and stopped all 18 shots he faced before Christopher Gibson allowed three goals on 17 shots.
Sep 24 - 11:04 PM

Bobby Ryan scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 preseason win against the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday.

He had his bell rung in a collision with teammate Kyle Turris on Sunday, but he didn't have any concussion-related symptoms. Matt Puempel also scored a goal for the Sens on a power play. Clarke MacArthur had two assists. Goalie Craig Anderson stopped 20 of 22 shots. Sam Carrick and Morgan Rielly each had a goal and an assist for the Leafs, who were outshot 35-22. Antoine Bibeau stopped 16 of 18 shots for Toronto and Calvin Heeter steered aside 16 shots.
Sep 24 - 10:46 PM

Marc Methot will sit out of Wednesday's preseason game due to an undisclosed injury.

The severity of Methot's injury isn't known, but it's being labeled as reoccurring, which is troubling. He had six goals and 23 points in 75 games in 2013-14.
Sep 24 - 12:28 PM

Nicholas Paul has been returned to the North Bay Battalion of the OHL.

He was acquired from Dallas as part of the Jason Spezza trade. Senators coach Paul MacLean went out of his way to give Paul credit for his play during Monday's preseason games when he was asked a question about top prospect Curtis Lazar.
Sep 24 - 8:21 AM

Craig Anderson has been called the starting goaltender in Ottawa by coach Paul MacLean, but Robin Lehner's not bothered by that.

"It's nothing new to me," said Lehner. "I think both me and Craig had clear instruction about the game plan going forward. As I said when I signed and when he signed, I think we have a good tandem. If I can keep getting better, and obviously he's a veteran, if I can get my game to a few more levels, I think we could have two good goalies for a pretty good cap situation." Regardless of who is being called the starting goaltender now, both Lehner and Anderson will have to battle for their playing time in Ottawa. Don't count on either of them starting in more than 55 games.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sep 23 - 4:02 PM


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