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The Ottawa Senators have decided to loan Curtis Lazar to Canada for the World Junior Championship.

The 19-year-old forward has one goal and six assists in 27 games for the Senators this season. He'll be expected to play a prominent role at the tournament, especially after he registered three goals and seven points in seven games for Canada last year.
Dec 18 - 11:40 AM

Erik Condra was able to return to Wednesday's game after taking a puck to the head.

He went off the ice bleeding after he was struck by a shot from teammate Alex Chiasson midway through the second period, but he was back in the third period.
Dec 18 - 10:57 AM

Clarke MacArthur earned an assist in Ottawa's 2-0 win over New Jersey on Wednesday.

It was his first point in his past six appearances. MacArthur has been cold offensively over his last 12 contests, with one goal and two assists during that span.
Dec 18 - 10:52 AM

Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson turned in a gem in New Jersey Wednesday night during a 2-0 shutout of the Devils.

Anderson made 34 saves. He nearly scored an empty-net goal, too. His shot from his own goal dribbled just wide to the right with 51.8 seconds remaining in the third period. With a second left in the third, Kyle Turris ended up with the empty-netter, his second goal of the game. Despite Turris' goals, however, it was the New Jersey offense that controlled most of the play in this one. The Sens were stuck in their zone for most of the game. The Devils (11-16-6) outshot Ottawa 34-16, but Anderson could not be beaten. It was his best performance of the season and improved his record to 7-8-4. His goals-against average is now 2.45 and his save percentage is .929.
Dec 17 - 9:58 PM

Kyle Turris scored early and late and that was enough offense to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-0 shutout of the Devils in New Jersey Wednesday night.

Turris notched his first goal of the game and fifth of the season on the Sens' first shot on goal. It came on a power play at 2:26 of the first period. Then, with only one second remaining in the third period, Turris scored his sixth goal of the season into the Devils' empty net. The Sens only put 16 shots on net in the game, compared with 34 for the Devils, who were stymied by Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson. The Sens were 5-for-5 on the penalty kill. The Sens (13-12-6) won in regulation for the first time under new coach Dave Cameron, who is 2-1-1 since replacing Paul MacLean on Dec. 8.
Dec 17 - 9:46 PM

Colin Greening finds himself back on the sidelines Wednesday night versus the Devils.

After playing in Ottawa’s last three games, Greening will once again be a healthy scratch. He has yet to produce a point in 11 games this year, while posting a minus four rating. With Greening out, Jean-Gabriel Pageau will make his season debut.
Dec 17 - 5:03 PM

Chris Phillips is in fact back in the Senators lineup Wednesday night versus the Devils.

Updating an earlier report, after being a healthy scratch for the last two Senators games, Phillips will take Patrick Wiercioch’s spot on the blue line Wednesday. Wiercioch is dealing with an undisclosed injury and is considered day-to-day. Phillips has two assists in 23 games played in the 2014-2015 season.
Dec 17 - 5:00 PM

Jean-Gabriel Pageau will make his season debut for the Ottawa Senators Wednesday versus the New Jersey Devils.

Pagaeu was just summoned by the Sens from the AHL on December 14th and will play in his first NHL game of the year Wednesday. He’s recorded 44 points in 46 AHL games for Binghamton so there is some upside for the 22-year old Ottawa native, but keep your expectations tempered as he has just six points in 37 career NHL games.
Dec 17 - 4:58 PM

Craig Anderson will be in goal for Ottawa on Wednesday against New Jersey.

Robin Lehner was in goal for Ottawa's past two games. Anderson allowed four goals on 35 shots in a 5-3 loss to Los Angeles on Dec. 11 in his last outing.
Dec 17 - 11:01 AM

Chris Phillips is expected to get back into Ottawa's lineup on Wednesday.

He has been scratched for the Senators' last two contests. The veteran blueliner has two assists, 49 hits and 39 blocks in 23 games. It's unclear who will sit to allow for Phillips' return and a final decision isn't expected to come until game time.
Dec 17 - 10:57 AM

Erik Karlsson logged a season-high 34:02 of ice time in Monday's 5-4 shootout loss to Buffalo.

He saw 8:30 of playing time on the power play alone during the match. "You certainly don't want to see it every game, that's for sure," said coach Dave Cameron. "But that's what happens when you fall behind and you have a lot of power play time. You end up chasing the game and shortening your bench a little quicker." Karlsson didn't record a point in the contest, but he should end his three-game scoring skid soon. He'll continue to see heavy minutes for the Senators and he racks up shots like no other defenseman in the NHL does.
Dec 17 - 10:48 AM

Patrick Wiercioch is dealing with an undisclosed injury.

Wiercioch missed Tuesday's practice and is doubtful for Wednesday's contest. Chris Phillips is expected to draw back into the lineup after spending two games as a healthy scratch.
Dec 16 - 2:10 PM

Curtis Lazar scored his first NHL goal in Monday's 5-4 shootout loss to Buffalo.

He scored on his only shot during 11:11 of ice time. A final decision on whether or not to loan Lazar to Canada for the World Junior Championship is expected to be made soon. "I really don't want to lose my spot on this team, especially now," the rookie forward said. "With the guys we have out now, I really feel I can step up and play a little bit more of a role and show I can be an impact NHL player."
Dec 16 - 9:13 AM

Ottawa goalie Robin Lehner turned aside 29 shots Monday night but he allowed four goals in regulation and overtime before the Senators took a 5-4 shootout loss against the Sabres in Buffalo.

Lehner, who shares the goaltending duties in Ottawa with Craig Anderson, is 6-4-2 on the season now. He has a 2.44 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage. At 23, Lehner has plenty of upside but, at this point, he's an average goalie, at best.
Dec 15 - 10:57 PM

Forward Alex Chiasson picked up a goal and an assist in the Ottawa Senators' 5-4 shootout loss to the Sabres in Buffalo Monday night.

Chiasson now has seven goals on the season. Chiasson gave the Senators a 4-3 lead 5:04 into the third period after stealing the puck from Sabres defenseman Andrej Meszaros near the blue line. Chiasson skated in on a 2-on-1 with Curtis Lazar against Tyson Strachan. He scored on a nifty backhand. Lazar also scored for the Sens, his first of the season. Bobby Ryan and Mark Stone chipped in for Ottawa, each netting their seventh goals of the season.
Dec 15 - 10:52 PM

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