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Ottawa signed Johnny Oduya on Tuesday and that could result in Thomas Chabot beginning the 2017-18 season in the minors.

Chabot will compete for a roster spot at training camp, but the Senators already have Oduya, Erik Karlsson, Dion Phaneuf, Cody Ceci, Mark Borowiecki, Freddy Claesson and Chris Wideman on guaranteed NHL contracts. "We know, through the course of last year, that defensemen are always at a premium," GM Pierre Dorion said. "Does this mean (Chabot) starts in Belleville? We don't know. There's a chance we could start with eight defensemen or seven defensemen." It's probable that they won't rush Chabot, so some time in the AHL would be better than sitting in the press box.
Jul 26 - 10:03 AM

Johnny Oduya might be the defense partner for Erik Karlsson in 2017-18, according to Senators GM Pierre Dorion.

Oduya could be a replacement for Marc Methot, who was taken in the expansion draft and then traded to Dallas. "You can never have too many defensemen," Dorion said. "Johnny will mix into our mix really well, with his experience." Oduya was slowed by an ankle injury last year, but Ottawa isn't concerned with that going into 2017-18.
Jul 26 - 9:26 AM

Johnny Oduya has inked a one-year, $1 million contract with the Ottawa Senators.

The Senators announced that the deal has games played, time-on-ice and playoff bonuses that could earn Oduya another $1,250,000. Oduya skated in 52 games with Dallas and Chicago last season, while chipping in two goals and nine points. He will turn 36 before the start of the 2017-18 campaign and doesn't bring much to the table in terms of fantasy value. Still, Oduya can block shots and log around 20 minutes per game if called upon.
Jul 24 - 10:00 AM

Nate Thompson believes the Senators are ready to win right now.

The Sens shocked the hockey world by making it to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final in the spring, but they won't catch anybody off guard going into next year. "This team now is ready to win," he said. "I don’t think this was a Cinderella team (in the 2017 playoffs), it was the real deal. They have a pretty good window to win games and hopefully do something even more special." Thompson joined Ottawa on a two-year contract worth $1.65 million per season this summer. He won't add much scoring to their lineup, but he'll provide them with some strong physical play and good defensive ability.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jul 23 - 10:13 AM

Ryan Dzingel has signed a two-year, $3.6 million contract with the Ottawa Senators.

Dzingel and Ottawa have managed to avoid an arbitration hearing. They had already reached the point where the two sides had to file salary requests with Dzingel asking for $1.95 million for the 2017-18 campaign and Ottawa countering at $1 million. He had 14 goals and 32 points in 81 contests last season.
Jul 21 - 11:45 AM

Ryan Dzingel is requesting a salary of $1.95 million for the 2017-18 campaign from an arbitrator.

The Senators are countering with a request for a one-year, $1 million deal. A recent report suggested that the two sides aren't close to agreeing to terms, but there is still time for them to work out a deal before a hearing becomes necessary.
Jul 19 - 11:17 AM

The Ottawa Senators and Ryan Dzingel haven't come close to agreeing to terms yet.

Dzingel is a restricted free agent who filed for salary arbitration. The Senators are still hopeful that they'll be able to sign him before that hearing becomes necessary. "We’re still in negotiations. We talked this morning," Senators GM Pierre Dorion said on Monday. "While we’d like to avoid arbitration and Don Meehan would like to avoid arbitration to, but, at the same time, we understand it’s a process and, if we can’t come to an agreement, we’ll just go to arbitration Friday at 9 a.m." Dzingel had 14 goals and 32 points in 81 games last season. He's coming off a two-year, $1.8 million contract.
Jul 18 - 6:49 AM

Jean-Gabriel Pageau has agreed to a three-year, $9.3 million contract.

Pageau would have gone through an arbitration hearing had he not been able to agree to terms with the Senators. This deal represents a big jump from his previous two-year, $1.8 million contract. The 24-year-old scored 12 goals and 33 points in 82 contests in 2016-17.
Jul 17 - 12:01 PM

Patrick Sieloff has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with Ottawa.

Sieloff scored two goals and 12 points in 52 AHL contests in 2016-17. With his new contract he'll earn $90,000 if he spends the season in the minors or $650,000 at the NHL level.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 11 - 3:28 PM

Chris Driedger has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Ottawa Senators.

Driedger can earn $735,000 if he plays in the NHL or $70,000 at the AHL level. He had a 3.22 GAA and .900 save percentage in 34 AHL contests in 2016-17.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 6 - 12:18 AM

Jean-Gabriel Pageau has elected for salary arbitration.

Pageau scored 12 goals and 33 points in 82 games last season. He became a restricted free agent after finishing a two-year, $1.8 million contract.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 7:19 PM

Ryan Dzingel has filed for salary arbitration.

Dzingel had 14 goals and 32 points in 81 games last season. That should earn him a raise over last season's salary of $750,000.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 7:18 PM

Filip Chlapik bounced back nicely after a rough 2015-16 campaign.

Chlapik had 33 goals and 75 points in the QMJHL in 2014-15, but he followed it up with 12 goals and 54 points. His compete level was criticized and the Senators informed him that he didn't do enough to earn a contract. Chlapik responded by scoring 34 goals and 95 points in 57 QMJHL games in 2016-17, getting an entry-level deal in the process. "It was one of the biggest turnarounds of any player I’ve seen in the last 5-10 years," Senators assistant GM Randy Lee said. "Really, really impressive. He just matured. Now he has a compete level to his game, which he didn’t have before. He goes to hard areas, which he didn’t do before. He has all the skill in the world, so we’re excited. We went to him and said, ‘You’ve earned a contract. Let’s get this done.’" Chlapik will be going into training camp with a real shot of making the team.
Jul 3 - 10:37 AM

The Senators are trying to trade Andrew Hammond.

With Mike Condon back in the fold as Craig Anderson's backup there is no room for Hammond on the NHL roster. As Hammond makes $1.5 million per season, he is a tad too expensive to keep as a starter in the AHL. The Sens are trying to deal Hammond but he is recovering from hip surgery and had an inconsistent 2016-17 limiting interest in him.
Jul 2 - 10:26 AM

Updating a previous report, Nate Thompson has a NTC in his new deal with the Ottawa Senators.

Thompson signed a two-year, $1.65 million per season deal. He is a solid bottom six forward that will improve Ottawa's penalty kill. Thompson will have to provide a 10-team no trade list to the Senators.
Jul 1 - 8:37 PM


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