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Kyle Turris and Clarke MacArthur were split up during Tuesday's practice.

Turris skated between Milan Michalek and Mark Stone, while MacArthur joined Mika Zibanejad and Bobby Ryan. Senators coach Dave Cameron shook up his lines to try to get them both going offensively again. Turris has contributed two goals and four assists in his past 14 games, while MacArthur has four goals and four assists in his past 21 outings.
Jan 28 - 10:19 AM

Colin Greening has been placed on waivers by the Ottawa Senators.

The Senators have been openly shopping Greening as he hasn't been used since Jan. 8. If he clears then he'll likely be sent to the minors.
Jan 27 - 12:23 PM

Jean-Gabriel Pageau knows he's still on the bubble, but for now the Senators seem more than willing to give him a regular spot on the roster.

"Like I always say, I'm day-to-day and I don't even know what's going to happen tomorrow," said Pageau. He is getting more confident with his game even though he understands he could be sent back down. Pageau has done an excellent job in the faceoff circle since being summoned from the minors and he's registered three points in his past four outings.
Jan 27 - 8:57 AM

The NHL chose Erik Karlsson as the second star of the week for the period ending Jan. 25.

He tallied three goals and 10 shots in two games for the Senators in an abbreviated week for the NHL because of the All-Star break. Karlsson has 11 goals and 33 points in 46 outings, but he was not invited to take part in Sunday's All-Star Game.
Jan 26 - 6:51 PM

When the Ottawa Senators resume play Thursday, Mark Stone will be looking to extend his seven-game scoring streak.

He has produced two goals and six assists over that span. Stone ranks third in the league in rookie scoring with 26 points in 44 games. He has been skating on the top line with Kyle Turris and Clarke MacArthur.
Jan 26 - 11:28 AM

The Ottawa Senators are serious about building a new arena closer to downtown Ottawa.

The Sens would like to purchase land at the Lebreton Flats that is currently owned by the National Capital Commission. The franchise wanted to build their first rink in that spot when they came into the league, but they were turned down by the NCC. "Let's have the discussion: 'What's the right spot for this team if you cast your minds eye down the road?' Fifty years from now, where should this team be? Let's have that discussion." Senators president Cyril Leeder said. It looks like the Senators could be moving out of the Canadian Tire Center soon enough.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jan 25 - 9:26 AM

Mike Hoffman is hoping to participate in the fastest skater competition during Saturday's skills competition.

Hoffman won the event at the Senators' skill competition this year, and at last year's AHL All-Star game. "It would be nice to go out there and try to win it," said Hoffman. "You try to win every event that you're in but skating is something that I try to do and do well. I think I could put up a good competition or good score." The rookie forward completed the drill in 13.7 seconds during last month's team skills competition.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jan 24 - 9:01 AM

Senators' GM Bryan Murray confirmed that Dave Cameron will be behind the team's bench next season.

Cameron was hired on December 8th, after Ottawa fired Paul MacLean. Cameron's contract was restructured when he received the promotion, and he now has two years left on his deal. He has a record of 8-7-4 since taking over as the Sens' head coach. The Senators are 10 points out of a playoff spot, but they do have two games in hand on the Bruins, who are in the last spot.
Jan 24 - 8:56 AM

TSN's Darren Dreger told Edmonton's TSN 1260 on Thursday that teams have called Ottawa to see if they could acquire goaltender Robin Lehner.

He said the Oilers might be one of them, but the Senators don't want to trade the 23-year-old netminder yet. Dreger added that he doesn't believe the team is shopping Lehner even though they don't like his inconsistent play.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jan 23 - 7:28 AM

Ottawa GM Bryan Murray may step down at the end of the year.

"Of course I'm going to discuss my future plans at the end of the season and evaluate how I feel, but at this point it is much too early to speculate or make any determination as to the specific timing of our succession plan," Murray said. He is battling Stage 4 colon cancer and has been going through chemotherapy treatments since last summer. According to a report, Murray could retire from his post at the end of the season and stay with the Senators in an advisory role. Right now he's focused on the rest of this season and making Ottawa a better hockey club.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jan 23 - 7:22 AM

Marc Methot's name has been added to the trade rumor mill by Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray, but only if Methot's not extended soon.

"If we can compromise a little bit each way we can get it done," Murray said of negotiations with Methot. "If we don’t, it will be difficult." Methot, still just 29 years old, is coming off a four year $12M deal he signed with Columbus in 2012 and has been limited to only nine games this year due to injuries. He's set to become a UFA this summer if he doesn't sign a new deal first.
Jan 22 - 10:26 PM

Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray has said that he could move Chris Phillips by the March 2nd trade deadline.

"I've had a couple of calls already to see if we're going to do certain things," Murray said. Phillips was drafted first overall in the 1996 Entry Draft and is just two games shy of tying Daniel Alfredsson for most all-time in franchise history. He also ranks sixth in assists (217) and tenth in points (288).
Jan 22 - 10:18 PM

Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray has put Chris Neil's name into the trade rumor mill.

"I've had a couple of calls already to see if we're going to do certain things," Murray said. Neil, who was drafted by Ottawa 161st overall in 1998, is third all-time in Senators' history in games played (885), ninth in goals (109, 90 at even-strength), and his 2265 PIMs (most all-time) is more than the next three members on the list combined. Said Murray, "Maybe one or two of our guys want to go to a contender and have a chance to win a Cup." The trade deadline is March 2nd.
Jan 22 - 10:09 PM

Bobby Ryan doesn't want to be picked last at Friday's All-Star Draft.

"I'm looking forward to it, I'm just hoping I don't go last," said Ryan, with a laugh. "I've got to text (Getzlaf) to make sure we're still friends, because I know he's got a little say in the (Team Toews) team. I said I would be a mid-round steal. That would be ideal for me." The final pick in the draft does get a new car to help soften the ego blow. This will be Ryan's first All-Star Game appearance.
Jan 22 - 6:55 PM

Alex Chiasson hasn't scored a goal in his past 16 games.

"Sometimes, I think I think too much about my game," Chiasson said before Wednesday's win over Toronto. "The other day, I sat down and looked at the goals I've scored and most have come from five to 10 feet around the net, so you've got to think that's where I need to be." Chiasson has earned just two assists during his goalless slump and he has 17 points in 43 games.
Jan 22 - 11:43 AM

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