Player News - Senators

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The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Nick Paul to an entry-level contract.

The 19-year-old was acquired by the Sens in the trade that sent Jason Spezza to Dallas. Paul will play for team Canada at the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championship in Montreal and Toronto. He has 19 goals and 34 points in 27 games with the North Bay Battalion of the OHL.
Dec 21 - 9:32 AM

Erik Condra tickled the twine for the only goal for the Senators in their 4-1 loss to the Canadiens on Saturday night.

Condra’s two goals and four points underscore the fact he has no fantasy appeal. He’s simply a role player. David Legwand picked up the assist on the shorthanded tally.
Dec 20 - 10:23 PM

Robin Lehner gave up four goals on 29 shots in the Senators’ 4-1 loss to the Canadiens on Saturday night.

Lehner and Craig Anderson continue to share the job in net, but Lehner has now given up four goals in three of his last four starts. He has a 2.93 goals-against average and .909 save percentage this season. This type of timeshare makes both goalies risky to trust in fantasy leagues.
Dec 20 - 10:22 PM

Patrick Wiercioch will be a scratch on Saturday in Montreal.

The young defender appears to be nearing ready to make his return from injury.
Dec 20 - 6:07 PM

It will in fact be Robin Lehner in goal against the Canadiens Saturday night.

This was speculated upon earlier but now it is official. If you need the goaltending start make sure Lehner is active.
Dec 20 - 12:56 PM

Mika Zibanejad has enjoyed tremendous success on a line with Mike Hoffman and Bobby Ryan.

The three had a combined six points against the Ducks in a 6-2 win Friday night. Zibanejad has been white hot in the month of December with 11 points in nine games. If for some reason he is a free agent in your hockey pool, pick him up.
Dec 20 - 11:15 AM

Robin Lehner is the likely starter against the Canadiens Saturday night.

Craig Anderson started and won Friday night's game against the Ducks and coach Dave Cameron was leaning towards starting Lehner in the second game of back-to-back contests. That said, Anderson is white hot at the moment and on a two-game win streak, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Cameron going back to his number one goalie for the showdown against the Habs.
Dec 20 - 11:04 AM

Craig Anderson stopped 32-of-34 shots in the Senators 6-2 blowout win over Anaheim on Friday night.

It was Anderson's second straight win and eighth on the year. The veteran goalie has been rock solid for the Senators this season despite just an 8-8-4 record. His .940 save percentage ranks fifth in the NHL and you add that to his solid 2.43 goals against average and you figure he isn't the problem in Ottawa this season.
Dec 20 - 12:14 AM

Kyle Turris scored a highlight reel shorthanded goal and added an assist in the Senators 6-2 win over Anaheim on Friday.

Turris made a sweet move to beat two Duck defenders to score his seventh of the year in the Sens blowout win. Mike Hoffman also added two goals for Ottawa who scored the first four goals of this game to make it a blowout. Turris was one of five Senator players to collect two points on the night. Bobby Ryan had two assists against his old team and Mika Zibanejad added a goal and a helper as well.
Dec 20 - 12:09 AM

Peter Wiercioch practiced Friday morning, but will not play against the Ducks.

Still no word on what's been ailing the young defender, but the fact that he was on the ice is good news nevertheless.
Dec 19 - 6:34 PM

Craig Anderson will get the nod against the Ducks on Friday night.

Anderson has been solid for the Sens this year, posting a .929 save percentage and 2.45 GAA with three shut outs through 17 starts and 19 games. He ranks third to Marc-Andre Fleury and Pekka Rinne respectively in Rob Vollman's Goals Saved Above Average with 9.81. GSAA is simply the goals prevented given his save percentage and shots face versus the league average for the same number of shots.
Dec 19 - 5:38 PM

Jean-Gabriel Pageau will get a chance to earn his way back with Ottawa.

The Senators announced Thursday that Curtis Lazar will be loaned to Canada for the World Junior Championship, which opens up another spot for a team that was already missing Zack Smith and Chris Neil due to injuries. Pageau, who made his season debut this past Wednesday versus New Jersey, is excited for the opportunity.
Dec 19 - 9:24 AM

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

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