Player News - Senators

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Andrew Hammond will play between the pipes on Friday.

Hammond has been serving as the Senators' de facto starting goaltender because Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner have been sidelined. Hammond has a 1.35 GAA and .957 save percentage in eight contests.
Mar 6 - 12:46 PM

Ottawa goaltender Andrew Hammond, making his seventh consecutive start for the Senators, excelled in his team's 3-1 triumph over the Jets in Winnipeg Wednesday night.

Hammond turned aside 35 of the 36 Winnipeg shots he faced. He shut out the Jets in the first periods. Hammond has been playing because Craig Anderson has been out with a hand injury. Hammond has been first-rate since joining Ottawa. He is 6-0 with a goals-against average of 1.35 and a save percentage of .957. Inspired by Hammond's surprising success, the Sens have won eight of their past 11 games and are making a late-season push for a playoff spot.
Mar 4 - 10:36 PM

Kyle Turris scored a goal and added an assist in the Ottawa Senators' 3-1 victory over the Jets in Winnipeg Wednesday night.

Turris now has 16 goals and 29 assists on the season. The 25-year-old has scored at least a point in five of his past six games. The Sens have won five of their past six games. They lost in a shootout to Minnesota on Tuesday. The Sens built a 3-0 lead over Winnipeg by 11:54 of the second period, when Erik Condra connected for his eighth goal of the season. Ottawa's other goal was scored by Bobby Ryan on a power play. It was Ryan's 17th goal.
Mar 4 - 10:25 PM

Jarred Cowen (flu) remains sidelined Wednesday evening when the Senators visit the Jets.

Cowen will miss his fifth consecutive game Wednesday night, three due to suspension and now two from a bout with the flu. The 6’5" defenseman has appeared in 49 games this season, scoring three goals and nine points with 43 penalty minutes. The Sens defense will look the same as it has the previous five games.
Mar 4 - 7:49 PM

Matt Puempel will move back to the press box Wednesday night versus the Jets.

Puempel had skated in four of the last five games but will give way to Colin Greening Wednesday night. The 22-year-old former first round pick has played in just four career games and has yet to find the score sheet but has plenty of time to become a mainstay in the Senators lineup in future years. For this season though, he has no fantasy value.
Mar 4 - 5:03 PM

Colin Greening will rejoin the Senators lineup Wednesday night in Winnipeg.

Greening was a scratch in the Sens last game on Tuesday night in Minnesota but will be back in the lineup Wednesday. Greening has recorded one goal in 22 games this season to go with 29 penalty minutes and a minus four rating. Matt Puempel will be scratched to make room for Greening Wednesday.
Mar 4 - 5:01 PM

Craig Anderson (hand) will not be able to return Wednesday night against the Jets.

Despite previous reports, Anderson is still going to remain sidelined Wednesday night. Anderson has been out since January 21st and is nearing a return but consider him day-to-day for now. In 31 games started this season, he’s posted a 13-11-7 record to go with a 2.37 goals-against-average and .927 save percentage. Andrew Hammond will instead get the start in net Wednesday.
Mar 4 - 2:00 PM

Andrew Hammond will get the nod for Ottawa again on Wednesday.

Craig Anderson (hand) isn't ready to play yet, so Hammond will start against Winnipeg after he played in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss to Minnesota. Hammond has been superb in his previous six starts for the Senators.
Mar 4 - 12:56 PM

Mika Zibanejad scored his 16th goal of the year in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss to Minnesota.

However, he could've had more as he hit two posts in the third period. Zibanejad found iron again in the shootout, which added to his frustration. "It's rattling," he said. "I think I hit the same spot as against Pittsburgh the last time. I've just got to work on it." Zibanejad has a four-game point streak now.
Mar 4 - 11:32 AM

Bobby Ryan scored a goal and assisted on another in Ottawa's 3-2 shootout loss to Minnesota Tuesday.

There has been virtually no attention paid to the Senators this season and as a result, Ryan's nice little effort has gone unnoticed. With 47 points in 57 contests despite very little in the way of a supporting cast, the former Duck is scoring at nearly a 70-point pace. Mika Zibanejad also scored for Ottawa in the defeat.
Mar 3 - 11:26 PM

Andrew Hammond was great again on Tuesday despite suffering a 3-2 shootout defeat to the Minnesota Wild.

Hammond turned aside 36 of 38 shots in the contest and only the equally-adept play of Devan Dubnyk at the other end of the ice prevented him from notching a sixth straight victory. His 5-0-1 record is accompanied by a 1.40 GAA and a .955 save percentage.
Mar 3 - 11:22 PM

Colin Greening will be a healthy scratch as Curtis Lazar tags in against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.

Greening has seen just 22 games this season, including Ottawa's previous two games in southern California where he posted no points, a minor penalty, and six hits combined. Giving him 29 PIMs and 70 hits on the season. Lazar meanwhile returns after sitting versus San Jose on Saturday. Through 45 games this season, the rookie forward has potted nine points and 108 hits.
Mar 3 - 7:58 PM

Andrew Hammond will start his sixth straight game on Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild.

Hammond has certainly made the most of his opportunity with the big boys. He's undefeated in five starts with two shutouts and just five goals against, while playing teams such as Montreal, Anaheim, LA, and San Jose. As they say, let the good times roll.
Source: Don Brennan
Mar 3 - 7:39 PM

Jared Cowen is battling the flu.

Cowen is expected to miss Tuesday's game as a result. He has nine points and 43 penalty minutes in 49 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 3 - 1:30 PM

Curtis Lazar skated Monday after he missed Saturday's game against San Jose with the flu.

He should be back in the fold on Tuesday versus Minnesota. If that's the case then Colin Greening could be scratched.
Mar 3 - 10:43 AM

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