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Paul MacLean will be back for 2014-15 | 04/15/2014 1:04 PM
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Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean will return for the 2014-15 campaign.
Don Brennan on Twitter

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Not much of a surprise, but there was some speculation that he might get fired after the Senators' disappointing showing this season. That would have been quite the reversal after he won the Jack Adams Award in 2013.
If Sens deal Jason Spezza, Ales Hemsky goes | 04/15/2014 11:19 AM
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Ottawa Senators captain Jason Spezza says "there's a lot of reflecting" to be done about his future with the team, but Ales Hemsky was prety clear.
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If the Sens trade Spezza, which is widely speculated, Hemsky will take off as an unrestricted free agent. "I want to play with a good center," Hemsky said. "That's the most important for me. Jason been great to me. I had a blast to play with him. I would like to know what they want to do." The Spezza and his Czech Mates Line - Hemsky and Milan Michalek - had fantastic offensive numbers while playing together after Hemsky was acquired from the Edmonton Oilers before the March trade deadline. Spezza scored seven goals and 12 assists in 18 games after the deal. Hemsky had four goals and 13 assists in 20 games. Michalek netted seven goals and five assists in 20 games. But even with those point totals, the Sens still missed the playoffs, and the organization has some major decisions to make concerning its star players.
Sens' G Robin Lehner takes win in shootout | 04/13/2014 10:42 PM
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Ottawa goalie Robin Lehner made 26 saves through 65 minutes of regulation and overtime action to earn his 12th win of the season Sunday night.
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The Sens, who didn't make the playoffs, defeated the Penguins 3-2 in a shootout in Pittsburgh in their regular-season finale. Lehner stopped Pittsburgh's Beau Bennett and Jussi Jokinen in the only two shots on him in the shootout. Lehner wound up with a season record of 12-15-6, a GAA of 3.06 and a save percentage of .913.
Kyle Turris, Senators finish season strongly | 04/13/2014 10:27 PM
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Kyle Turris scored his 26th goal of the season to help the Ottawa Senators defeat the Penguins 3-2 in a shootout in Pittsburgh Sunday night.
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Ottawa didn't qualify for the playoffs but played well since closing March with four consecutive wins. The Senators' goaltending has been strong; they have surrendered two or fewer goals in six of seven games, including a 1-0 shutout of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. Mark Stone scored the Sens' other goal in regulation Sunday, his fourth of the season.
Erik Karlsson pads defensemen scoring lead | 04/13/2014 11:06 AM
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Erik Karlsson had an assist in Ottawa's 1-0 win against Toronto.
Ottawa Citizen

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Karlsson has 20 goals and 73 points in 81 games this season. No other defenseman has come close to his point total. Duncan Keith ranks second with 61 points in 79 games.
Jason Spezza scores only goal in Sens' win | 04/12/2014 9:51 PM
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Jason Spezza scored a power-play goal at 7:35 of the second period to give the Ottawa Senators a 1-0 victory over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night.
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It was the final game of the regular season for the Leafs, who didn't qualify for the playoffs. The Sens play their final game Sunday (in Pittsburgh) but they also won't be in the playoffs. Spezza's goal was his 23rd of the season. Assists went to Erik Karlsson, his 53rd of the season, and Ales Hemsky, his 30th.
Methot accepts invite to play for Canada | 04/12/2014 11:43 AM
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Marc Methot has accepted an invite to play for Canada at the upcoming World Hockey Championships.
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It is sort of a consolation prize for players who are not with teams in the playoffs. In the coming days we will be hearing of additional invites for the Tournament in Belarus set to take place in May.
Zibanejad to miss both games this weekend | 04/12/2014 11:36 AM
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Mika Zibanejad will not play again this season.
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He sustained an injury in Thursday's game against the Devils and was taken to hospital. We don't know the nature of the injury but we do know he has been ruled out of the Senators' final two games of the season. We like Zibanejad as a late round speculation for next season.
Kassian will draw in against Toronto | 04/12/2014 11:20 AM
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Don't be surprised if Matt Kassian draws into the Senators' lineup against Toronto Saturday night and again Sunday against the Penguins,
Ottawa Sun

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The Battle of Ontario, even with both the Sens and the Leafs out of the playoff hunt, is always a spirited affair and Kassian may be needed if things get a little rough. Plus, Mika Zibanejad will miss both weekend games due to injury so there is room to play Kassian.
Anderson to start Sens' v Leafs | 04/12/2014 11:16 AM
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Craig Anderson will start Saturday night's game against the Maple Leafs.
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It is the Sens' second last game of the season. Ottawa plays Pittsburgh on Sunday and Robin Lehner will likely get the call in that contest.
Craig Anderson will get the nod on Saturday | 04/11/2014 1:32 PM
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Craig Anderson will play between the pipes on Saturday.
Bruce Garrioch on Twitter

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Anderson will attempt to build off his 45-save victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday. He has a 3.06 GAA and .909 save percentage in 52 games this season.
Mika Zibanejad visits hospital as precaution | 04/11/2014 8:21 AM
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Mika Zibanejad left Thursday's shootout win over New Jersey after logging just 8:22 of ice time.
Ottawa Citizen

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He was taken to hospital for "precautionary reasons," according to coach Paul MacLean. The Ottawa bench boss provided this report after the game: "I have no idea what's .. what it's all about, but it was for purely precautionary reasons, that they couldn't do stuff here that they could do there." Zibanejad contributed an assist on Mike Hoffman's goal in the second period before was forced to exit the contest.
| 04/11/2014 1:45 AM
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Colin Greening returned to action on Thursday April 10.
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Mike Hoffman scores only Ottawa goal in win | 04/10/2014 10:57 PM
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Mike Hoffman scored the only Senators goal in a 2-1 shootout victory over the Devils Thursday night.
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Hoffman's third goal of the season midway through the second period put the Sens ahead by a score of 1-0; a lead that wouldn't last. Mika Zibanejad and Cody Ceci picked up helpers on the marker.
Robin Lehner stands tall vs. Devils | 04/10/2014 10:54 PM
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Robin Lehner was superb on Thursday night as he lifted the Senators to a 2-1 shootout win over New Jersey.
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Lehner stymied the Devils by stopping 38 of 39 shots en route to victory and improving his record to 11-15-6. His GAA is still an unsightly 3.10, but his save percentage is a more respectable .913.
Sens will start Robin Lehner Thursday night | 04/10/2014 11:14 AM
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Robin Lehner will get the nod for Ottawa on Thursday night.
Bruce Garrioch on Twitter

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He has won his past two starts and he hasn't lost in regulation in his past four outings (3-0-1). Lehner could end up getting another start before the end of the regular season, as the Senators close out the year with back-to-back games this weekend.
Jason Spezza's future in Ottawa is unclear | 04/10/2014 10:57 AM
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Jason Spezza has one year remaining on his seven-year, $49 million contract.
Ottawa Citizen

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There's a chance that the Senators could explore the possibility of dealing him if he's willing to waive his no-trade clause. If Spezza wants to stay then it could trigger an interesting negotiation process. The Ottawa captain has had some rough patches this season, but he's still managed to produce 22 goals and 65 points in 72 games.
Ales Hemsky could test free agency in July | 04/10/2014 10:48 AM
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Ales Hemsky has played well for the Senators since he was acquired at the trade deadline from Edmonton, but it's unclear if he'll be back with the team next year.
Ottawa Citizen

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He can test the market as an unrestricted free agent in the summer. Hemsky notched a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Islanders to give him 16 points in 17 games with Ottawa.
Milan Michalek has heated up down the stretch | 04/10/2014 10:43 AM
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Milan Michalek has enjoyed a late-season surge to end what has been a disappointing year.
Ottawa Citizen

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He has tallied seven goals and 14 points in his past 19 games. Michalek has been clicking with Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky. He has 17 goals, 39 points and a minus-23 rating in 79 matches this year. He is eligible for unrestricted free agency in the summer.
Craig Anderson stops 45 in impressive showing | 04/08/2014 11:13 PM
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Craig Anderson had one of his better nights on Tuesday in what has been a sea-saw season for the veteran, making 45 saves in a 4-1 win over the Isles.
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Overcoming two straight losses and a horrible performance (7 GA) on Friday, Anderson propelled the Sens to the victory. Frans Nielsen was the only opposing player to get the puck past Andy, who has literally been great on some nights, and bad on other nights this year. He is 24-16-8 this season with a 3.06 goals against average and .909 save percentage.
Jason Spezza scores 2 G, 1 A in Sens' win | 04/08/2014 11:08 PM
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Jason Spezza's two goals and three points were instrumental in helping Ottawa to a 4-1 victory over the Islanders on Tuesday night.
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Spezza now has 22 goals and 43 assists in what has been an up-and-down campaign, his first as the Sens' captain. Although the Sens will not make the post-season, Spezza has shown great chemistry with the team's trade deadline acquisition Ales Hemsky, who had a goal and two assists on Tuesday.
Jared Cowen likely done for season | 04/08/2014 12:01 PM
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Jared Cowen (lower body) probably won't return before the end of the season.
Bruce Garrioch on Twitter

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That's not shocking given that there's less than a week left and Ottawa doesn't have anything left to play for. He has 15 points and 45 penalty minutes in 68 games this season.
Craig Anderson will play Tuesday vs. Isles | 04/08/2014 8:46 AM
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Craig Anderson will get the nod for Ottawa on Tuesday on Long Island.
Ottawa Citizen

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Robin Lehner was very good in Saturday's win over the Rangers, so it's a bit surprising that Anderson is getting the start. Anderson also allowed seven goals on 23 shots in a 7-4 loss to Montreal on Friday during his last outing. His play has slipped considerably this season. He had a .941 save percentage and a 1.69 GAA in 24 games during the lockout-shortened campaign, but this year he owns a .907 save percentage and a 3.10 GAA in 51 appearances.
Robin Lehner hopes to build off victory | 04/07/2014 11:09 AM
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Robin Lehner wants to finish the season strong.
Ottawa Citizen

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"It's important for me and important for the staff in the organization to see that I'm tough enough mentally to turn it around," he said. "It was a tough stretch there for a while, and I had to play, and I was kind of thrown into the fire and it didn't go my way and I came back. (I) think I have turned around my game a little bit and the team is helping out, too. I've got to keep building." He was excellent in Saturday's win over the Rangers, which could earn him another start on Tuesday against the New York Islanders.
Jason Spezza records eighth 20-goal season | 04/05/2014 11:23 PM
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Jason Spezza scored his 20th of the season as the Senators eked out a 3-2 win against the Rangers on Saturday night.
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Spezza scored what ended up being the game-winning goal in the second period. It's the eighth time in his career he's tallied at least 20 goals. His goal pace (9.4 percent shooting percentage compared to 13.9 percent career rate) is down this year, but Spezza has also contributed in a big-way in the assist department, with 42 on the year. The biggest knock on him this year comes from the minus-25 rating. Mika Zibanejad and Mark Stone got the other goals.
Robin Lehner gaining confidence in net | 04/05/2014 11:22 PM
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Robin Lehner stood on his head for the Senators in their 3-2 win over the Rangers on Saturday night.
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Lehner made 41 saves to help the Sens earn at least a point in four straight games he's started. The 22-year-old had a real tough time the past few months, but he's gotten much more comfortable lately. He's posted plus.-.920 save percentages in five straight contests. He has a 3.18 goals-against average and .911 save percentage this season. Ottawa is five points out of a playoff spot, with four teams to leap. Chances are pretty remote.
Jared Cowen return in 2013-14 is questionable | 04/04/2014 2:53 PM
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Jared Cowen (lower body) might not be able to return before the end of the regular season.
Ottawa Citizen

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After being held out on Monday for what was described as precautionary reasons, Cowen will miss his third straight game on Friday. He has six goals and 15 points in 68 games in 2013-14.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau will stay with Senators | 04/04/2014 1:17 PM
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Jean-Gabriel Pageau has been switched from an emergency to regular recall.
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The Ottawa Senators originally made him an emergency recall because they had the option to do so with Jason Spezza hurt. After the deadline, teams are given a limited number of regular callups, but now that Spezza is ready to return, Ottawa was forced to make a choice between sending Pageau to the minors or burning their final promotion on him.
Jason Spezza should return Friday night | 04/04/2014 12:19 PM
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Look for Jason Spezza (groin) to return on Friday.
Don Brennan on Twitter

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Spezza missed two games due to the ailment. He has 19 goals and 61 points in 69 games this seasoon.
Bobby Ryan would like to re-up with Senators | 04/04/2014 8:34 AM
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Bobby Ryan is open to staying with the Senators long term.
Ottawa Citizen

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"For me, I love it here. We love it here, more importantly. It's been a great change for us," said Ryan referring to his fiancee, Danielle Rhodes. "So, when the time comes, if that's the route [GM] Bryan [Murray] wants to go, we'll sit down and have a conversation, certainly we'll do that." Ryan's contract expires after the 2014-15 season. He had sports hernia surgery last week and will use the summer to heal up for next year.
Patrick Wiercioch earns another PP helper | 04/03/2014 10:47 AM
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Patrick Wiercioch registered another assist and had five shots in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the New York Islanders.
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He has earned four helpers, including three on the power play, in his past five games since returning from the press box. Wiercioch has been a healthy scratch frequently this season, but he's made the most of his recent string of appearances. Depending on how deep your league is, he could be worthy of a flier.
Milan Michalek scores lone goal in loss | 04/02/2014 10:14 PM
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Milan Michalek was the only Ottawa goal scorer Wednesday as the team dropped a 2-1 decision to the New York Islanders.
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Michalek has now scored four times in his last four games to give him 17 on the year, but it's likely a case of "too little, too late" for his fantasy owners, who probably decided to move on earlier in the season. Chris Neil and Patrick Wiercioch drew assists on the goal.
Craig Anderson and Sens knocked off by Isles | 04/02/2014 10:11 PM
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Craig Anderson and the Senators were on the wrong end of a 2-1 decision against the Islanders Wednesday night.
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Anderson has been sharp in his three outings since returning from injury last week, but his teammates let him down in this contest, as he was saddled with a loss despite stopping 25 of 27 shots. His record falls to 23-15-8 with the defeat while his GAA is 3.02 and his save percentage is .910.
Jason Spezza not ready to return Wednesday | 04/02/2014 5:25 PM
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Jason Spezza won't return from his lower-body injury on Wednesday.
Bruce Garrioch on Twitter

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Coach Paul MacLean said that Spezza still is "not quite right" after it appeared as though the Senators captain would play against the Islanders. He took part in Wednesday's practice and could be back on the weekend.
Erik Karlsson unsatisfied with '13-14 season | 04/02/2014 10:40 AM
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Erik Karlsson hasn't enjoyed the way the 2013-14 campaign has gone.
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The Senators likely won't earn a playoff spot and Karlsson still feels somewhat limited in what he can do on the ice after coming back from his Achilles tendon injury. "We're not pleased where we are at," he said. "I don't think anyone is pleased with the season. There are always things you want to be better at. As for my season, I haven't felt the way I really wanted to, things I couldn't do that I thought I could normally do. That's a big part of why I'm not happy where I'm at." Despite his gloomy assessment, Karlsson still leads all NHL defensemen with 70 points in 75 games. He also hit the 20-goal plateau for the first time in his career. Karlsson has also been named Ottawa's nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.
Spezza, Cowen may be held out until weekend | 04/01/2014 8:32 AM
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Coach Paul MacLean said that Jason Spezza is "probably more realistic for the weekend" to return from a lower-body injury rather than Wednesday's game versus the Islanders.
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He missed Monday's game due to the ailment after he logged 16:13 of ice time in Sunday's win against Calgary. Defenseman Jared Cowen has the same uncertain timetable surrounding his lower-body injury.
Patrick Wiercioch picks up another assist | 04/01/2014 8:25 AM
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Patrick Wiercioch has contributed three assists in his past four games.
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He has suited up in Ottawa's last four contests after being a healthy scratch for eight consecutive matches. Wiercioch is trying his best to stay in the lineup and picking up points is a good way to accomplish that.
Ales Hemsky gets assist and shootout winner | 04/01/2014 8:18 AM
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Ales Hemsky had an assist and the shootout winner against Carolina on Monday.
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That was enough to give the Senators a 2-1 victory. Hemsky has a three-game assist going now, over which he has collected four helpers. He has 38 points in 68 games this season between Edmonton and Ottawa.
Zibanejad scores in win | 04/01/2014 3:44 AM
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Mika Zibenejad scored a goal in Ottawa's 2-1 shootout victory over Carolina Monday night.
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Zibanejad took Jason Spezza's place at center between Ales Hemsky and left wing Milan Michalek and Zibanejad was able to score when puck went in off his skate. He now has 14 goals and 15 assists in 64 games this season.
Colin Greening out again Monday night | 03/31/2014 5:34 PM
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Colin Greening will miss Monday's game with an undisclosed ailment.
Ottawa Sun

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He wasn't able to dress in Sunday's win over Calgary either. Greening has six goals and 17 points in 73 games this campaign. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Ottawa calls up Jean-Gabriel Pageau | 03/31/2014 5:31 PM
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Jean-Gabriel Pageau has been called up an emergency basis by Ottawa.
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He has been great in the AHL this season with 17 goals and 41 points in 44 games. Pageau has produced two goals in 21 appearances at the NHL level in 2013-14.
Jared Cowen will sit Monday with LBI | 03/31/2014 5:10 PM
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Jared Cowen will sit out Monday's game with a lower-body ailment.
Ottawa Sun

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He is being kept out of the lineup for precautionary reasons, but he might be back in the fold on Wednesday night. Cowen logged 20:21 of ice time and scored the game-winning goal in Sunday's victory against Calgary.
Jason Spezza out Monday due to LBI | 03/31/2014 5:07 PM
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Jason Spezza won't play Monday because of a lower-body injury.
Ottawa Sun

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He sustained the ailment in Sunday's win over Calgary. Spezza is listed as day-to-day and he could be back in the lineup as early as Wednesday's match against the New York Islanders.
Kyle Turris receives 1st star of the week | 03/31/2014 12:57 PM
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Kyle Turris has received the NHL's first star of the week award.
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He earned the distinction after he registered four goals and three assists in four contests. Turris has enjoyed a career year in 2013-14 with 25 goals and 55 points in 74 games. He also owns an impressive plus-21 rating.
Ales Hemsky records 2 helpers Sunday | 03/31/2014 10:58 AM
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Ales Hemsky picked up two assists in Sunday's 6-3 win against Calgary.
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He has four helpers in his last eight outings, which gives him 11 points in 12 games since being acquired by the Senators at the trade deadline.
Clarke MacArthur earns 2 points vs. Calgary | 03/31/2014 10:54 AM
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Clarke MacArthur notched a goal and an assist in Sunday's win over Calgary.
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He has found the back of the net in three straight games and he has six points over that span as well. MacArthur has a career high 24 goals this season and he has 54 points in 71 matches.
Milan Michalek warming up as season closes | 03/31/2014 10:51 AM
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Milan Michalek recorded a pair of goals in Sunday's 6-3 victory over Calgary.
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The Senators have one game left to play this month, but it's been a successful March for Michalek. He has six goals and six assists in his last 14 contests. Michalek has produced just 16 goals and 37 points in 74 games this season.
| 03/31/2014 1:52 AM
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Chris Phillips returned to action on Sunday March 30.
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Robin Lehner improves to 9-15-6 in 2013-14 | 03/30/2014 8:37 PM
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Robin Lehner stopped 37 out of 40 shots as the Ottawa Senators battered the Calgary Flames by a score of 6-3 on Sunday.
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Lehner is now 9-15-6 with a .909 save percentage and 3.22 GAA this season. He's won two of his last three games.
Kyle Turris collects three points on Sunday | 03/30/2014 8:34 PM
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Kyle Turris continued his hot streak with two goals and one assist as the Ottawa Senators throttled the Calgary Flames 6-3 on Sunday.
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Turris now has 25 goals and 55 points in 74 games (along with 37 PIM and 191 SOG) in 2013-14.
Chris Phillips might return Sunday | 03/30/2014 10:53 AM
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Chris Phillips (upper body) is questionable for Sunday's contest.
Ottawa Sun

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Phillips has been sidelined for two consecutive games. He has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Ryan sports hernia surgery a success | 03/29/2014 10:48 AM
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Bobby Ryan underwent successful sports hernia surgery Thursday.
Ottawa Sun

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That's the good news. Of course the bad news is that Ryan won't play again this season. It has come out over the last few days that Ryan had been suffering from the hernia injury since November. Perhaps all of us who criticized his play since being snubbed by the U.S. Olympic selection committee owe Ryan an appology. If he were playing hurt, he should get a bit of slack for his lackluster work the last few months.
Stone proving valuable to Sens | 03/29/2014 10:41 AM
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Mark Stone has been a very nice adidtion to the Ottawa lineup.
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He is playing on the team's second line alongside Clark MacArthur and Kyle Turris while Bobby Ryan is sidelined from a sports hernia and has registered four points in his last three games. Keep an eye on his prodcution as he might be worth a flyer if you are looking for a short-term scoring boost.
Zibanejad returns from injury v Hawks | 03/29/2014 10:33 AM
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Mika Zibanejad was back in the Ottawa lineup against the Blackhawks Friday night.
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He had been sidelined with an upper-body injury but was able to suit up against the Hawks. That said, Zibanejad didn't do much with his 12:08 of playing time Friday night.
Clarke MacArthur leads Senators over Chicago | 03/28/2014 10:36 PM
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Clarke MacArthur spearheaded the Sens to a 5-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night, scoring a goal and adding two assists.
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The 28 year-old made the scoresheet for his second straight game, and increases his output to 23 goals and 52 points through 70 games this season. A pretty solid output from a player with just a $3.25 million cap hit this season.
Craig Anderson instrumental in Sens victory | 03/28/2014 10:35 PM
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Craig Anderson was fantastic on Friday evening, stopping 44 shots en route to an uplifting 5-3 win over the defending Stanley Cup champions.
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Impact
Anderson improves to 22-14-8 this season, putting together a much better second half of the year. Anderson lost eight times in regulation in the season's first two months, while he's lost just six times in the three months since then. He owns a .908 save percentage and 3.10 goals against average.
Mika Zibanejad is probable Friday | 03/28/2014 2:07 PM
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Mika Zibanejad (upper body) will probably play on Friday.
Ottawa Sun

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Zibanejad's availability isn't likely to be confirmed until the pregame warmup though. He wasn't able to play on Tuesday.
Chris Phillips will not play on Friday | 03/28/2014 1:58 PM
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Chris Phillips (upper body) isn't ready to return Friday.
Ottawa Sun

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Phillips also missed Tuesday's game. He has a goal and 13 points in 61 games this season.
Robin Lehner (leg) will backup Anderson | 03/28/2014 1:56 PM
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Robin Lehner (leg) is healthy enough to backup Craig Anderson on Friday.
Ottawa Sun

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Lehner left Thursday's practice after a collision with Eric Gryba. He has a 3.23 GAA and .908 save percentage in 32 games this season.
Craig Anderson (upper body) will start Friday | 03/28/2014 1:53 PM
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Craig Anderson (upper body) will start in Friday's game against Chicago.
Ottawa Sun

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Anderson hasn't played since March 10. He has a 3.10 GAA and .908 save percentage in 47 contests this season.
Mika Zibanejad could be back on Friday | 03/28/2014 8:51 AM
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Mika Zibanejad (upper body) could be back in the lineup on Friday night against Chicago.
Ottawa Citizen

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He practiced on Thursday and may get back into the fold if everything goes well in Friday's morning skate. Zibanejad didn't play on Tuesday after he was hurt on Monday.
Chris Phillips might return from UBI Friday | 03/28/2014 8:48 AM
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Chris Phillips (upper body) thinks he could be available to play Friday after practicing on Thursday.
Ottawa Citizen

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He said "everything felt the way it was supposed to" after the session. Coach Paul MacLean wants to see how Phillips feels after the morning skate before he gives him the green light to play.
Robin Lehner collides with Gryba at practice | 03/28/2014 8:45 AM
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Robin Lehner left Thursday's practice after a collision with defenseman Eric Gryba.
Ottawa Citizen

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Lehner has handled the Senators' goaltending duties while Craig Anderson has been on the sidelines due to injury, but Anderson said he's ready to play Friday night against Chicago. It's unclear if Lehner will be able to dress Friday, but we'll leave him as active for now.
Bobby Ryan (hernia) will miss rest of season | 03/27/2014 10:57 AM
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Bobby Ryan will miss the remainder of the 2013-14 campaign with a sports hernia.
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Ryan will undergo surgery on Thursday. He sustained the injury in November and has been playing through it since. "Both Bobby and our medical staff were hopeful that we could hold off from having surgery until the completion of the season, but he aggravated the condition last Saturday in Dallas to the point that surgery is now the only option," Senators GM Bryan Murray said. Ryan will finish with 23 goals and 48 points in 70 games this season. Look for him to do significantly better in 2014-15.
Mark Stone has impressed in latest NHL stint | 03/27/2014 10:14 AM
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Mark Stone has produced a goal and an assist in two games during his latest recall from the minors.
Ottawa Citizen

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Coach Paul MacLean said that Stone has "been one of our best players in the past two games." He's been playing alongside Kyle Turris and Clarke MacArthur with Bobby Ryan sidelined due to injury. Stone has four points in nine games with Ottawa this year.
Patrick Wiercioch draws back in for Senators | 03/26/2014 8:08 AM
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Patrick Wiercioch got back in the lineup on Tuesday night.
Ottawa Citizen

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He had been a healthy scratch for eight straight games. He collected a power-play assist and logged 15:23 of ice time in Ottawa's 3-2 shootout loss to Florida. Wiercioch also finished the match with a minus-1 rating and two penalty minutes. He got the opportunity to play because of an injury to Chris Phillips.
Karlsson sets franchise record for Dman goals | 03/26/2014 8:04 AM
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Erik Karlsson set a new franchise record Monday night when he scored his 20th goal of the season.
Ottawa Citizen

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He surpassed Steve Duchesne's mark of 19 goals which he earned during the 1996-97 campaign. Karlsson leads all blueliners in goals and points (69) in 72 games, but he isn't satisfied with his performance yet. "No, not really," he said. "You kind of have measuring sticks of where you want to be and I don't think I've fulfilled anything that I wanted this year." He's been a top-flight offensive force this season, which has probably more than offset his minus-17 rating.
Robin Lehner fantastic but unable to earn win | 03/26/2014 12:09 AM
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Robin Lehner was lights out Tuesday night, stopping 39 of 41 shots fired his way, but the goalie took the loss in a 3-2 shootout decision to the Panthers.
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Impact
Lehner, playing for the second time in as many nights, posted his second straight strong performance after entering Monday's game with a seven game losing streak. He was able to capture the win on Monday night in Tampa, but ended up 1-0-1 after Tuesday's shootout loss.
Kyle Turris leads Sens, but Panthers prevail | 03/26/2014 12:06 AM
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Kyle Turris had two assists and a shootout goal, but the Senators could not get past the Florida Panthers Tuesday night in a 3-2 loss.
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Impact
Turris has four points in his past four games and 51 points through 72 games this season. Turris logged the most ice time he's received since Dec. 16, with over 21 minutes on the ice on Tuesday.
Chris Phillips (upper body) is out Tuesday | 03/25/2014 5:50 PM
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Chris Phillips has sustained an upper-body injury.
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Impact
Phillips has a goal and 13 points in 61 games this season. He will not be available on Tuesday.
Mika Zibanejad is day-to-day with an UBI | 03/25/2014 5:49 PM
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Mika Zibanejad is dealing with an upper-body injury.
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Impact
Zibanejad will miss Tuesday's game as a result. He has 13 goals and 27 points in 61 contests in 2013-14.
Robin Lehner will get the nod on Tuesday | 03/25/2014 5:47 PM
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Robin Lehner will start against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday.
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Impact
Lehner has allowed at least three goals in each of his last six games. This has been a rough season for him overall, as evidenced by his a 3.28 GAA and .906 save percentage in 31 contests.
Craig Anderson may start Tuesday vs. Panthers | 03/25/2014 7:39 AM
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Craig Anderson may end up between the pipes for Tuesday's game against the Florida Panthers.
Ottawa Citizen

Impact
"If they need me, they can call my name and I'll feel comfortable getting in there," Anderson said. "I wanted to make sure I had a few good days in a row before jumping in there. The last few days have been really good. Now, it's just a matter of getting my timing back." He dressed as Robin Lehner's backup in Monday's shootout win over Tampa Bay for the first time since he sustained an upper-body injury versus Nashville on Mar. 10.
Kyle Turris pots his 22nd goal Monday night | 03/25/2014 7:32 AM
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Kyle Turris recorded his 22nd goal of the season on Monday night.
Ottawa Citizen

Impact
He had no goals and two assists in his previous six outings. Turris has already established personal bests this season in goals, assists (27) and points (49).
Erik Karlsson dominant in win over Bolts | 03/24/2014 10:39 PM
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Erik Karlsson was an offensive force for the Senators in a 4-3 shootout win over Tampa Bay Monday.
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Impact
The NHL's scoring leader among defenseman recorded a goal and two assists in the victory to extend his point lead over the next closest blueliner to 13. The goal was his 20th of the campaign. Kyle Turris and Jason Spezza also found the back of the net for Ottawa in the win.
Robin Lehner ends losing streak vs. Bolts | 03/24/2014 10:36 PM
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Robin Lehner finally ended his dreadful losing streak Monday as the Senators defeated Tampa Bay in a shootout by a score of 4-3.
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Impact
Prior to this game, Lehner had not added to the win column since a 5-4 win over the Blues on February 4th, a span of seven appearances, but he finally broke the string by turning away 35 of 38 shots for a W. His record improves as a result, but remains an ugly 8-15-5 while his GAA is now 3.28 and his save percentage is .906.
Craig Anderson will back up Lehner on Monday | 03/24/2014 5:25 PM
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Craig Anderson is ready to return from an upper-body injury on Monday.
Ottawa Sun

Impact
He will back up Robin Lehner against Tampa Bay. Anderson has missed the last five games.
Bobby Ryan will sit out Monday and Tuesday | 03/24/2014 5:23 PM
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Bobby Ryan (undisclosed) won't play Monday or Tuesday.
NHL.com

Impact
"Ryan will not be available [Monday or Tuesday, at the Florida Panthers]," coach Paul MacLean said. "He has re-aggravated something and right now we are going to keep him out for two games and evaluate him when we get home and make any more determinations after that." He was injured on Saturday when he crashed heavily into the end boards.
Wiercioch has been a regular in the press box | 03/24/2014 4:59 PM
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Patrick Wiercioch has been a healthy scratch for seven straight games.
Ottawa Citizen

Impact
He has 17 points in 42 appearances this season. "In fairness to (Wiercioch), him, Gryba and Cowen as young defencemen in the league were expected to come in the league and we felt they were going to make strides and they didn't, at the start," coach Paul MacLean explained. "I think Cowen and Gryba have come a long a little bit better than Patrick has, but the play of Cody Ceci, coming up and being able to play in the league the way he has, is more of a factor with Patrick." He may play either Monday or Tuesday.
Frustration boiling for Clarke MacArthur | 03/24/2014 10:32 AM
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Clarke MacArthur has been scrappy in his last couple of games.
Ottawa Citizen

Impact
He has picked up four minutes in the sin bin in each of his past two contests. "You've got to put your energy somewhere. You either go through a guy, or use it on the back check," MacArthur said. "Do something right. I mean we're searching for answers right now and we've got to find a way to change our look here." He also has two goals and two assists over his last five outings.
Spezza stays productive during 'tough go' | 03/24/2014 10:28 AM
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Jason Spezza isn't pleased with the way this season has gone, but he's done all he can on the scoresheet down the stretch.
Ottawa Citizen

Impact
He said that "it seems like it's the most disappointing year that I can remember in my time, so it's been a tough go." The Senators don't look like they'll get a wild card spot in the Eastern Conference after going winless in their past six games and that has been weighing on him. The Ottawa captain has three goals and 10 helpers in his last 10 outings to give him 58 points in 65 matches.
Craig Anderson's next start could be Friday | 03/23/2014 6:20 AM
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Craig Anderson may not be available to start again from his "stinger" injury until next Friday against Chicago.
Ottawa Sun

Impact
"Right now it looks like, if he's just practicing, he won't be playing in Tampa Bay (Monday)," said coach Paul MacLean. "He might be able to back up in Florida (Tuesday). So I'm not sure when we can actually play him in game. It might be not until next week. As soon as we can get him back is what we're looking for, looking forward to it." He has already missed five games with the ailment, but he was able to skate again on Saturday.
Bobby Ryan says he's fine, Sens not as sure | 03/23/2014 6:14 AM
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Bobby Ryan may have hurt something on his right side after he crashed heavily into the end boards on Saturday afternoon.
Ottawa Sun

Impact
The play happened late in the third period. Ryan told coach Paul MacLean that he would be fine, but the Senators bench boss wasn't as sure. "It's kind of something that's up in the air. It's not something that's definite," he said regarding Ryan's status. "It's just a re-aggravation of something, and we'll see how it is Sunday." Ryan hasn't earned a point in his last two outings, but before that he had a goal and three helpers over five contests. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Robin Lehner makes 41 saves in loss to Dallas | 03/22/2014 6:07 PM
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Robin Lehner made 41 saves but it wasn't enough in a 3-1 loss to Dallas on Saturday afternoon.
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Impact
Lehner hasn't won a game since Feb. 4 and he hasn't looked good since taking over in the crease following Craig Anderson's injury. He has a 7-15-5 record on the year along with a .906 save percentage and a 3.30 goals-against average.
Erik Karlsson pots his 19th goal Saturday | 03/22/2014 5:59 PM
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Erik Karlsson recorded his 19th goal of the season in Saturday's 3-1 loss to Dallas.
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Impact
The offensive blueliner has lived up to expectations this season with 65 points in 70 games. Karlsson logged a game-high 30:12 of ice time in the contest and he also picked up five shots. Colin Greening earned an assist on the play.
Ceci may play in playoffs in AHL | 03/22/2014 10:54 AM
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With the Senators' playoff hopes dimming, one Ottawa player who may see some post-season action is Cody Ceci.
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Impact
How can that be you must be asking? Well Ceci will likely be demoted to the Senatotrs' farm team in Binghamton once the NHL season ends. The Baby Sens will be in the chase for the Calder Cup and Ceci would be a huge boost to their chances.
Anderson practising but won't dress | 03/22/2014 10:45 AM
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Craig Andersson, who has been practising with his teammates this week, is not healthy enough to dress as Ottawa's backup goalie against Dallas Saturday.
Ottawa Sun

Impact
He is still recovering from shoulder injury. Andrew Hammond, who was called up from Binghamton this week, will dress as Robin Lehner's backup Saturday afternoon.
Lehner on target to start Saturday v Stars | 03/22/2014 10:39 AM
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Updating an earlier item, Robin Lehner will in fact start against Dallas Saturday afternoon.
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We are reminding you of this fact so that you make sure Lehner is active for the early 3:00 pm EDT start time.
Ottawa will start Robin Lehner on Saturday | 03/21/2014 1:29 PM
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Robin Lehner will start for Ottawa on Saturday.
Steve Lloyd on Twitter

Impact
Craig Anderson is still recovering from a shoulder injury, so the Senators will continue to lean on Lehner. He has allowed at least three goals in each of his last four games.
Jason Spezza collects 2 helpers Thursday | 03/21/2014 8:35 AM
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Jason Spezza contributed two assists in Thursday's loss to Tampa Bay.
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Impact
He has 58 points in 64 games this season, with three goals and 10 helpers in nine games this month.
Milan Michalek picks up 2 points vs. Bolts | 03/21/2014 8:26 AM
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Milan Michalek picked up a goal and a helper in Thursday's loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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Impact
It's largely been a forgettable season for Michalek, but he's been better of late with six goals and five assists in his past 13 outings. He has 33 points in 69 matches this campaign.
Erik Karlsson earns 2 points Thursday | 03/21/2014 8:22 AM
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Erik Karlsson produced a goal and an assist in Ottawa's 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay.
Ottawa Citizen

Impact
He has notched a goal and six assists during his current five-game point streak. Karlsson has amassed 64 points in 69 games this season to lead all blueliners in scoring.
Ales Hemsky scores despite losing effort | 03/20/2014 11:47 PM
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Ales Hemsky scored a goal for Ottawa in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Lightning.
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Impact
Hemsky is one of the few players still producing at a reasonable clip now that the Senators fortunes for the season have gone south. He has registered eight points in seven games since being traded to Ottawa. Clarke MacArthur, Erik Karlsson and Milan Michalek all found the back of the net in the loss.
Robin Lehner's struggles continue vs. Bolts | 03/20/2014 11:44 PM
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Robin Lehner's month-long nightmare continued Thursday as the Senators dropped a 5-4 decision to the Lightning.
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Impact
Lehner allowed five goals on 28 shots in the loss, which brings his March totals to 0-2-2 with a 4.67 GAA and an .863 save percentage. His full-season numbers aren't a whole lot better, which brings into question his role with the team in the future.
Patrick Wiercioch may draw back in Thursday | 03/20/2014 1:41 PM
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Patrick Wiercioch could be in Ottawa's lineup Thursday.
Ottawa Sun

Impact
He hasn't played since Mar. 5 and he has 17 points in 42 contests this season. Eric Gryba appeared to be the odd man out during the morning skate.
Andrew Hammond will back up Lehner | 03/20/2014 1:38 PM
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Andrew Hammond will serve as Ottawa's backup goalie on Thursday against Tampa Bay.
Ottawa Sun

Impact
Fellow call up Nathan Lawson is out with a lower-body injury and Craig Anderson is still sidelined with a "stinger." Robin Lehner will make his fourth straight start Thursday night.
Craig Anderson practices, not ready yet | 03/20/2014 10:59 AM
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Craig Anderson (shoulder) was able to practice on Wednesday.
Ottawa Citizen

Impact
However, he isn't ready to return yet so Robin Lehner is projected to make his fourth straight start on Thursday night.
Nathan Lawson has a lower-body injury | 03/19/2014 2:47 PM
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Nathan Lawson is dealing with a lower-body injury.
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Impact
Lawson is being listed as day-to-day as a result. He has a 2.90 GAA and .910 save percentage in 28 AHL contests in 2013-14.
Mike Hoffman scores in blowout loss | 03/19/2014 10:09 AM
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Mike Hoffman scored in Ottawa's 8-4 loss to the New York Rangers.
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Impact
He has two goals and one assist in 12 NHL games this season. Hoffman had two points against Winnipeg on Mar. 8 for his first big-league scores.
Mika Zibanejad scores in blowout loss | 03/19/2014 12:21 AM
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Mika Zibanejad scored a goal for Ottawa in Tuesday's 8-4 loss to the New York Rangers.
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Impact
With his power play marker, Zibanejad has registered 13 goals on the season, but hasn't been the offensive dynamo we thought we would see this season. Bobby Ryan, Mike Hoffman and Milan Michalek also contributed goals for the Senators in the loss.
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