Player News - Senators

Date: Team: Pos:

Jason Spezza's future with the Ottawa Senators is uncertain.

"We'll see where we go with him," GM Bryan Murray said in Tuesday's post-mortem media address. His words will add more fuel to the fire that Ottawa may ask Spezza to waive his no-trade clause if they can find a deal for him.
Apr 16 - 7:57 AM

Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean will return for the 2014-15 campaign.

Not much of a surprise, but there was some speculation that he might get fired after the Senators' disappointing showing this season. That would have been quite the reversal after he won the Jack Adams Award in 2013.
Apr 15 - 1:04 PM

Ottawa Senators captain Jason Spezza says "there’s a lot of reflecting" to be done about his future with the team, but Ales Hemsky was pretty clear.

If the Sens trade Spezza, which is widely speculated, Hemsky will take off as an unrestricted free agent. "I want to play with a good center," Hemsky said. "That’s the most important for me. Jason been great to me. I had a blast to play with him. I would like to know what they want to do." The Spezza and his Czech Mates Line – Hemsky and Milan Michalek — had fantastic offensive numbers while playing together after Hemsky was acquired from the Edmonton Oilers before the March trade deadline. Spezza scored seven goals and 12 assists in 18 games after the deal. Hemsky had four goals and 13 assists in 20 games. Michalek netted seven goals and five assists in 20 games. But even with those point totals, the Sens still missed the playoffs, and the organization has some major decisions to make concerning its star players.
Apr 15 - 11:19 AM

Ottawa goalie Robin Lehner made 26 saves through 65 minutes of regulation and overtime action to earn his 12th win of the season Sunday night.

The Sens, who didn't make the playoffs, defeated the Penguins 3-2 in a shootout in Pittsburgh in their regular-season finale. Lehner stopped Pittsburgh's Beau Bennett and Jussi Jokinen in the only two shots on him in the shootout. Lehner wound up with a season record of 12-15-6, a GAA of 3.06 and a save percentage of .913.
Apr 13 - 10:42 PM

Kyle Turris scored his 26th goal of the season to help the Ottawa Senators defeat the Penguins 3-2 in a shootout in Pittsburgh Sunday night.

Ottawa didn't qualify for the playoffs but played well since closing March with four consecutive wins. The Senators' goaltending has been strong; they have surrendered two or fewer goals in six of seven games, including a 1-0 shutout of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. Turris not only scored in regulation Sunday but he also wristed a shot over goalie Jeff Zatkoff's glove in the first round of the tiebreaker, and Jason Spezza ended the game when he beat Zatkoff with a backhander in the second round. Mark Stone scored the Sens' other goal in regulation Sunday, his fourth of the season.
Apr 13 - 10:27 PM

Erik Karlsson had an assist in Ottawa's 1-0 win against Toronto.

Karlsson has 20 goals and 73 points in 81 games this season. No other defenseman has come close to his point total. Duncan Keith ranks second with 61 points in 79 games.
Apr 13 - 11:06 AM

Goalie Craig Anderson stopped 28 shots against the listless Maple Leafs in a 1-0 shutout in Ottawa Saturday night.

The Sens ended their home schedule with Anderson's 26th career shutout and fourth of the 2013-14 season. It was also the Sens' fourth consecutive victory, equalling a season-high. They complete their schedule Sunday in Pittsburgh but have failed to make the playoffs. Anderson's goal-against average improved Saturday to 3.00. His save percentage is 3.00. His record is 25-16-8.
Apr 12 - 9:58 PM

Jason Spezza scored a power-play goal at 7:35 of the second period to give the Ottawa Senators a 1-0 victory over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night.

It was the final game of the regular season for the Leafs, who didn't qualify for the playoffs. The Sens play their final game Sunday (in Pittsburgh) but they also won't be in the playoffs. Spezza's goal was his 23rd of the season. Assists went to Erik Karlsson, his 53rd of the season, and Ales Hemsky, his 30th.
Apr 12 - 9:51 PM

Marc Methot has accepted an invite to play for Canada at the upcoming World Hockey Championships.

It is sort of a consolation prize for players who are not with teams in the playoffs. In the coming days we will be hearing of additional invites for the Tournament in Belarus set to take place in May.
Apr 12 - 11:43 AM

Mika Zibanejad will not play again this season.

He sustained an injury in Thursday's game against the Devils and was taken to hospital. We don't know the nature of the injury but we do know he has been ruled out of the Senators' final two games of the season. We like Zibanejad as a late round speculation for next season.
Apr 12 - 11:36 AM

Don't be surprised if Matt Kassian draws into the Senators' lineup against Toronto Saturday night and again Sunday against the Penguins,

The Battle of Ontario, even with both the Sens and the Leafs out of the playoff hunt, is always a spirited affair and Kassian may be needed if things get a little rough. Plus, Mika Zibanejad will miss both weekend games due to injury so there is room to play Kassian.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Apr 12 - 11:20 AM

Craig Anderson will start Saturday night's game against the Maple Leafs.

It is the Sens' second last game of the season. Ottawa plays Pittsburgh on Sunday and Robin Lehner will likely get the call in that contest.
Apr 12 - 11:16 AM

Craig Anderson will play between the pipes on Saturday.

Anderson will attempt to build off his 45-save victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday. He has a 3.06 GAA and .909 save percentage in 52 games this season.
Apr 11 - 1:32 PM

Mika Zibanejad left Thursday's shootout win over New Jersey after logging just 8:22 of ice time.

He was taken to hospital for "precautionary reasons," according to coach Paul MacLean. The Ottawa bench boss provided this report after the game: "I have no idea what's .. what it's all about, but it was for purely precautionary reasons, that they couldn't do stuff here that they could do there." Zibanejad contributed an assist on Mike Hoffman's goal in the second period before was forced to exit the contest.
Apr 11 - 8:21 AM

Colin Greening (lower body) returned to Ottawa's lineup Thursday night.

He had been sidelined since Mar. 28 with a lower-body ailment. Greening had one shot and saw close to 15 minutes of ice time in a 2-1 shootout win over New Jersey.
Apr 11 - 1:45 AM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    NFL Draft - Top Need: Saints

    NFL Draft - Top Need: Saints
  •  
    NFL Draft - Top Need: Falcons

    NFL Draft - Top Need: Falcons
  •  
    NFL Draft - Top Need: Bucs

    NFL Draft - Top Need: Bucs
  •  
    NFL Draft - Top Need: Colts

    NFL Draft - Top Need: Colts
  •  
    Draft: Overrated/Underrated

    Draft: Overrated/Underrated
  •  
    NFL Draft - Top Need: Titans

    NFL Draft - Top Need: Titans
  •  
    NFL Draft - Top Need: Jaguars

    NFL Draft - Top Need: Jaguars
  •  
    NFL Draft - Top Need: Texans

    NFL Draft - Top Need: Texans