Player News - Senators

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Thomas Chabot is excited to play for Canada at the upcoming IIHF World Championship.

"It's not just Connor [McDavid], it's other guys in the lineup that may not be at Connor's level but they're still unreal players," said Chabot. "Being 21-years-old after my first season in the NHL and to get to play with other guys from the league and see what they do and learn about them is going to be special." Ottawa teammate Jean-Gabriel Pageau was also invited by Hockey Canada to compete in the tournament.
Apr 25 - 9:16 AM

Senators GM Pierre Dorion has declined to confirm that Guy Boucher will return in 2018-19 as the team's head coach.

Dorion doesn't plan on coming to a decision anytime soon. "A full evaluation of the coaching staff is under way right now, top to bottom," Dorion said. "There’s no real timeline. We want to give ourselves enough time to make a really thorough evaluation and no harsh decisions are going to be made right after the season. I don’t it’s for now. I don’t think it’s for the next few weeks, but at some point in time we’ll make a decision, but I don’t see it in the month of April." Boucher led the Senators to the Eastern Conference Final in his first campaign with the team. However, Ottawa collapsed this season and finished with a 28-43-11 record.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Apr 12 - 5:51 PM

Colin White has been returned to Belleville of the AHL.

White appeared in 21 games with Ottawa in 2017-18 and he contributed six points. He picked up two assists in last Saturday's regular-season finale. White will try to earn a more permanent spot on he Senators next year.
Apr 11 - 10:42 AM

Filip Chlapik has been assigned to the AHL's Belleville Senators.

Chlapik recorded one goal and three assists in 20 games with Ottawa this year. He will finish the campaign in the minors and battle for a roster spot next season.
Apr 11 - 10:32 AM

Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion said Tuesday night that Erik Karlsson will not be traded at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Dorion and Senators owner Eugene Melnyk met with about 300 season ticket holders. Dorion made his intentions known that the team plans to offer Karlsson an eight-year contract extension on July 1. He has one more season left on his current deal and it's unclear if the Senators will be able to give him what he wants.
Apr 11 - 9:18 AM

Erik Karlsson did not like the way he played for most of the 2017-18 season.

"After Christmas, I was able to play the way I wanted to play and unfortunately before then, I wasn't," Karlsson said. "That had a lot to do with why we weren't able to take ourselves out of the slump we were in. I don't think that I played at the level that I need to for this team to be successful at the time and that's something that's on me. I'm very disappointed about that and I'm going to make sure that's something that never happens again. This has been the toughest year of my career since I came here nine years ago — both professionally and personally. I'm going to try and learn from it and take away all the positives things." Despite some struggles, Karlsson still finished with nine goals and 63 points in 71 games. He certainly wasn't the sole reason behind Ottawa's struggles. It will be interesting to see if he's back with the Senators next year, as trade rumors could heat up again going into the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
Apr 10 - 9:20 AM

Andreas Englund has been returned to Belleville of the AHL.

Englund logged 11:21 of ice time against Boston last Saturday in Ottawa's regular-season finale. It was his only appearance with the big club this year after he played in five games at the NHL level in 2016-17.
Source: TheAHL.com
Apr 9 - 5:45 PM

Daniel Taylor has been returned to the minors.

Taylor made his season debut in Saturday's regular-season finale against Boston and he surrendered four goals on 34 shots in a 5-2 loss. In 32 games with Belleville of the AHL, he has a 3.15 goals-against average and .900 save percentage.
Source: TheAHL.com
Apr 9 - 5:42 PM

Ryan Dzingel probably won't be able to play at the IIHF World Championship.

"I don't believe I'm going to go," said Dzingel. "My girlfriend is dealing with some health issues, it could be serious MS, and we're trying to figure that out right now. It's family first, and her first, and until we figure that out, I'm going to be with her and be with my family. The game always comes second to me, so I'm probably not going to go." He stated that he planned to speak with Team USA GM Bill Zito about the matter on Sunday.
Apr 9 - 10:41 AM

Matt Duchene is looking towards the future after the conclusion of a disappointing campaign.

Duchene wanted to be traded and so was dealt from the Colorado Avalanche to the Ottawa Senators. On Saturday, Ottawa suffered a loss to Boston to wrap up a campaign where they fell far short of a playoff berth while Colorado won in the season finale to advance to the postseason. You have to wonder what Duchene was thinking about in light of that, but either way there's nothing he can do but move forward. "It’s fun to be able to look forward to next year but at the same time there’s a lot of lessons to be learned from this season," Duchene said. "You can’t just forget about it. All of us, to a man, can be better and it’s up to all of us to go home and figure out those things we have to do. Whether it’s making changes, keeping things going or whatever it’s, that’s the key for us now."
Apr 8 - 7:32 AM

Andreas Englund was called up from the minors on Saturday April 7.

Englund got into the Senators' season finale against Boston. He had a plus-one rating in 11:21 minutes of playing time in the 5-2 loss.
Apr 8 - 4:28 AM

Daniel Taylor allowed four goals on 34 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Boston Bruins.

Taylor had no chance tonight with his teammates playing on the second half of a back-to-back while decimated by injury. His last NHL appearance was in 2012-13, playing his previous four years in Europe. The 31-year-old goaltender will finish the season with a 4.10 goals-against-average and .882 save percentage.
Apr 7 - 10:29 PM

Ryan Dzingel scored both of Ottawa's goals in a 5-2 loss to the Boston Bruins.

In what was a terrible season with very few bright spots for the Sens, Dzingel stood out and will finish the season tied for the team lead in goals with 23. The 26-year-old forward has another year at a $1.6 million cap hit and will be one of the best bargains in the NHL next season if he could replicate this year's success.
Apr 7 - 10:21 PM

Erik Karlsson (personal) probably won't suit up in Saturday's season finale against the Boston Bruins.

Karlsson didn't join the Senators on their road trip to close out the year and it sounds like he won't play against Boston on Saturday. Assuming he doesn't play, he'll finish the season with nine goals, 62 points and a minus-25 rating in 71 games.
Apr 7 - 11:21 AM

Ben Harpur suffered a separated shoulder in Friday's 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

He obviously won't be available for Saturday's season finale against the Boston Bruins. The 23-year-old finishes the year with no goals, one assist and a minus-21 rating in 41 games this season.
Apr 7 - 11:19 AM


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