Player News - Senators

Date: Team: Pos:

Thomas Chabot is competing for a spot on Ottawa's roster at training camp.

He will have to outperform Chris Wideman, Matt Bartkowski and Michael Kostka to start the season with the Senators. Chabot had a goal and an assist in Monday's preseason win over Toronto, but he also posted three minor penalties and was out of position defensively at times. He may get another year of junior hockey before turning pro.
Sep 30 - 8:27 AM

Clarke MacArthur (concussion) intends to be back as soon as he can.

He posted a picture of himself training on his Instagram account Thursday. MacArthur said: "We have been encouraged by how my body has reacted in the days since the injury and the team has been great giving me all the time I need to rest and recover. I will continue to consult with doctors and my entire support group, but I felt it was important to let everyone know that my intentions are to work towards returning to the ice soon." MacArthur hopes to start riding the bike Friday. He suffered his fourth concussion in 18 months Sunday, so there will be no rush to get him back in before he is ready.
Sep 30 - 8:19 AM

Mark Borowiecki didn't look good against Montreal in preseason action on Thursday night.

He was guilty of giving away the puck plenty of times and he got beat wide on the Canadiens' first goal. Borowiecki also briefly left the game, favoring his shoulder, after he was checked into the boards by Greg Pateryn. It's unclear if that will cost him any time, but he appears to be fine for now.
Sep 30 - 8:12 AM

Mike Hoffman scored a pair of goals in Thursday's 4-3 OT win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Hoffman's second period goal gave the Senators a 3-2 lead and he scored the game-winner 19 seconds into overtime. The 26-year-old scored 29 goals and 59 points in 78 games last season. He's scored 56 goals in his first two full NHL seasons. Matt Puempel and Bobby Ryan also scored for Ottawa on Thursday.
Sep 29 - 10:27 PM

Logan Brown has been returned to the OHL's Windsor Spitfires.

Ottawa also sent Maxime Lajoie (Swift Current) and Filip Chlapik (Charlottetown) to their respective junior clubs. The Senators have 48 players remaining at camp (five goaltenders, 16 defensemen and 27 forwards).
Sep 28 - 3:03 PM

Mark Stone (concussion) skated on Tuesday morning.

"He was on the ice for a few minutes and it went fine so things are progressing well in his case," coach Guy Boucher said. Stone appears to be on track to be available for Ottawa's regular season opener, but he should be considered day-to-day for the time being.
Sep 28 - 11:24 AM

Derick Brassard scored in Tuesday's 3-2 OT loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

Brassard managed to score in his first preseason game with the Senators. His third period goal gave the Sens a 2-1 lead at the time. Brassard was acquired from the Rangers as part of a trade that saw Mika Zibanejad head to New York. The Sens will rely on him to be one of their top offensive producers this season. Zack Smith and Bobby Ryan registered the assists on Brassard's goal.
Sep 27 - 10:01 PM

Clarke MacArthur (concussion) is apparently feeling better than most expected.

The Senators did not update MacArthur's status on Tuesday. The team's medical staff will no doubt be very cautious with him given his history with concussions.
Sep 27 - 6:45 PM

Dion Phaneuf will be an alternate captain for the Senators this season during road games.

Kyle Turris will get to wear the 'A' on his jersey for home contests, while Chris Neil will serve as an alternate captain for the entire year. Phaneuf was the captain of the Maple Leafs before he was traded to Ottawa last season and his new team was quick to embrace him as a leader.
Sep 27 - 5:27 PM

Phil Varone amassed two goals and two assists in Ottawa's 6-3 win over Toronto in preseason action on Monday night.

He inked a one-year contract with the Senators in the summer after he finished the 2015-16 campaign with Ottawa. Varone wasn't able to stick with the Sabres four-plus years with the organization. He is hoping to land a spot with the Senators this season, but it wouldn't be surprising if he spent most of the year in the minors.
Sep 27 - 10:53 AM

Clarke MacArthur's (concussion) condition is "as good as we can hope right now," per Senators coach Guy Boucher.

MacArthur is experiencing what Boucher termed as "normal symptoms." MacArthur was concussed on Sunday during an intrasquad game. It's not clear how long he'll be out for, but that's par for the course when it comes to this type of injury. Given that he missed almost the entire 2015-16 campaign due to a concussion, the fact that it happened again is obviously very discouraging.
Sep 26 - 6:25 PM

The Ottawa Senators have purchased AHL Binghamton for the purposes of moving it to Belleville, Ontario.

The relocation involves an eight-year deal with the City of Belleville, starting with the 2017-18 campaign. For Ottawa the obvious advantage to this is that it'll have an AHL squad closer to home. "Hockey is back in Belleville. The people of Belleville are a deeply passionate and proud hockey community," said Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. "This community has truly earned the return of hockey and I am committed to making the Belleville Senators an integral part of the city. I want to personally thank the Mayor, Councillors and City staff for their hard work in helping bring the Senators to Belleville. This is the dawn of new era of hockey in Belleville and we are excited to be part of it."
Sep 26 - 11:45 AM

Though it was only a scrimmage, Bobby Ryan knows why he jumped in to fight Patrick Sieloff.

"I watched a guy I've known for five minutes hit a teammate of three years. Couldn't live with myself if I didn't go at him." Those are Ryan's words for why he fought Sieloff following the concussive hit he gave Clarke MacArthur. The junction where sports and violence meet is always fraught with subjective ambiguities, and this is yet another example. Like it or not, the Senators are potentially down MacArthur's veteran services once more.
Sep 25 - 9:42 PM

The Ottawa Senators will be without Curtis Lazar indefinitely as he recovers from mono.

Mononucleosis is a notoriously difficult illness to overcome in a short period of time, which is not something Lazar nor the Sens want to hear. "We were hoping with the few days that we had it would be good enough," coach Guy Boucher said. "But it’s become a daily thing that we’re going to follow up and it’s going to be carefully monitored." The 21-year-old has posted just 12 goals and 35 points through his first two campaigns.
Sep 25 - 9:35 PM

Great news for Mark Stone (concussion) and Ottawa Senators fans.

GM Pierre Dorion says that he "expects" the scoring winger to be "ready" for opening night, Oct. 12th against the Toronto Maple Leafs. That's two and a half weeks away, which ought to inspire confidence. Draft accordingly.
Sep 25 - 4:26 PM


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