Player News - Senators

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Erik Karlsson revealed he will deal with his injured foot next week and expects to make a full recovery.

Karlsson will have an MRI and X-rays done. You wouldn't know with the way he was playing, but Karlsson revealed earlier in the postseason that he was playing with two hairline fractures in his left heel. Hard to believe that a two-time Norris trophy winner needed a coming out party, but this past playoff run really cemented his status as the best defensemen in the NHL.
May 27 - 5:21 PM

Clarke MacArthur revealed he is unsure if he will return to the NHL next season.

MacArthur said he needs to speak to doctors and take some time before making a decision. However, naturally he wants to continue his NHL career with three-years remaining on his deal. He also added that he was bothered by a sore neck but believes he should be "fine". The Senators will be hoping he returns as he brings some needed offensive production to their lineup.
May 27 - 1:35 PM

Bobby Ryan doesn't seem too worried about the upcoming expansion draft.

Ryan laughed when asked about it and said he doesn't believe Vegas would take on his $7+ million dollar cap hit. The term of the deal (five-years) is probably what Vegas is more worried about. However, there won't be many more talented players than Ryan available to Vegas. His comments also indicate he isn't expecting the Senators to protect him. For now, we must wait and see the results of the June 21st expansion draft.
May 27 - 1:25 PM

Speaking to the media, Chris Neil has said he is not sure what lies ahead for him.

"I came in, cleaned my locker" said Neil "and I don't know what's ahead." His contract expires on July 1st and it's tough to see the Senators bringing back considering how much his game has fallen recently. If this is the end for him, he'll leave as one of the better enforcers to ever play in the NHL. He did add he wants to play again next season but he will need a contract offer from GM Pierre Dorion. It's hard to imagine Neil playing anywhere else than Ottawa, a team he has played 14 seasons for.
May 27 - 1:18 PM

Speaking to the media, Craig Anderson said he is feeling encouraged that scans from his wife reveal that she is free of cancer.

It has been a rollercoaster ride of a season for Anderson, but it's nice to see that it's ending on a good note despite losing Game 7 in double OT to the Penguins. We wish nothing but the best to the Anderson family moving forward.
May 27 - 1:06 PM

Speaking to the media, Alex Burrows revealed he suffered a high ankle sprain with some ligament damage.

Burrows was unable to play in the final four games of the Senators matchup with the Penguins. He did reveal he had every intention of playing in the Stanley Cup Final if his teammates were able to win Game 7. He should be fully recovered in time for training camp.
May 27 - 1:02 PM

Mark Borowiecki was dealing with a high ankle sprain that involved two torn ligaments and a torn labrum in his shoulder during the playoffs.

The good news is that Borowiecki will not require surgery to fix his torn labrum. He only played in two playoff games, suffering his ankle injury in Game 2 of the Senators first round matchup with the Boston Bruins. He is expected to be ready in time for training camp.
May 27 - 12:35 PM

With the Ottawa Senators season officially coming to an end on Thursday, it is time for the Senators organization to shift their focus to the upcoming expansion draft.

The biggest conundrum facing the Senators is whether or not to protect Bobby Ryan for the Vegas expansion draft taking place on June 21st. Despite a strong playoff run, Ryan picked up only 25 points during the regular season and his $7.25 cap hit for the next five-years is the highest on the team. If the Senators were to lose him to Vegas, they'd free up some money but they'd find it extremely difficult to replace Ryan's production during the past few weeks. One thing is certain, the talented forward definitely wants to stay. "Ten years for me, I’ve never been part of anything like it," Ryan said of the "incredible run by an incredible group of guys". Despite his contract, he appears to be highly motivated to build on his playoff success and bounce back during the upcoming campaign.
Source: Ottawa Sun
May 27 - 9:56 AM

Ryan Dzingel found the back of the net in Ottawa's 3-2 2OT loss to Pittsburgh in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final.

Dzingel's marker at 14:41 of the third period is what extended the contest into extra time. It was his second goal and third point in 15 postseason games. He also had 14 goals and 32 points in 81 regular season contests.
Source: Ottawa Sun
May 26 - 10:48 AM

Jean-Gabriel Pageau registered an assist in the Senators' 3-2 2OT loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final.

Pageau came up big in the Senators' playoff run with eight goals and 10 points in 19 games. That's a huge from him offensively and it's one that we don't expect to lead to a significant boost in production in 2017-18. When gauging what he'll do going forward it would be better to look at his 33 points in 82 regular season games as a reference.
Source: Ottawa Sun
May 26 - 10:45 AM

Craig Anderson allowed three goals on 42 shots in Thursday's 3-2 double overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Anderson was excellent in Game 6 and really good in Game 7, but it wasn't enough to carry the Senators to the Stanley Cup Final. The Sens fell behind 1-0 and 2-1 in tonight's game, but in both instances, they managed to come back to tie the game (Mark Stone and Chris Dzingel scored for the Sens). Pens forward Chris Kunitz put an end to Ottawa's season when he scored the game-winning goal at the 5:09 mark of the second overtime frame. Anderson finishes the playoffs with an 11-8 record with a 2.34 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage.
May 26 - 12:38 AM

Erik Karlsson registered a pair of assists in Thursday's 3-2 double overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.

The loss officially puts an end to Ottawa's playoff run. Karlsson picked up the primary assists on goals by Mark Stone (1-1) and Ryan Dzingel (2-2). The Sens captain finished the game with a plus-1 rating, two shots on goal and one hit in 39:33 of ice time. He finishes the postseason with two goals and an incredible 18 points in 19 contests. Karlsson did everything he could to get the Senators to the Stanley Cup Final, but in the end, his team came up one goal short.
May 26 - 12:15 AM

Tommy Wingels will be a healthy scratch in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Wingels was on the ice for the pre-game warmup, but he didn't skate on any one of the lines during rushes. He has no points in nine games during the postseason. Chris Kelly will take his spot in the lineup. Jyrki Jokipakka, Chris Neil, Chris DiDomenico and Ben Harpur will also serve as healthy scratches.
Source: NHL.com
May 25 - 7:58 PM

Craig Anderson will be between the pipes for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

Anderson was absolutely incredible in Game 6, as he turned aside 45 of 46 shots in Ottawa's 2-1 win. He has an 11-7 record with a 2.36 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage this postseason. The Senators will likely need another outstanding performance from Anderson if they want to go to the Stanley Cup Final. The winner of tonight's game will take on Nashville in the cup final.
Source: NHL.com
May 25 - 6:30 PM

Colin White will be a healthy scratch in Game 7 Thursday night.

White drew into the lineup for Game 6, but only logged 2:39 minutes of ice time. Chris Kelly or Tommy Wingels will likely replace him as the Senators want to add someone with Game 7 experience to the lineup.
May 25 - 2:08 PM


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