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Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson scored and had an assist on Tuesday against the Blue Jackets. | 10/28/2014 10:18 PM
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Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson scored and had an assist on Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
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Karlsson has three goals and four assists this season.
Senators left winger Clarke MacArthur scored twice and added an assist in Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets. | 10/28/2014 10:09 PM
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Senators left winger Clarke MacArthur scored twice and added an assist in Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets.
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MacArthur scored on the power play to tie the score, 1-1, in the first period. MacArthur then scored the final goal of the game in the third period. He finished plus-two with three shots on net.
Senators winger Bobby Ryan forced overtime with his second goal of the season. | 10/25/2014 10:10 PM
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Senators winger Bobby Ryan forced overtime with his second goal of the season.
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Ottawa ended up losing 3-2, but hopefully this goal will get Ryan going, as he now only has three points on the season.
The NHL postponed the Senators and Maple Leafs game on Wednesday. | 10/22/2014 5:57 PM
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The NHL postponed the Senators and Maple Leafs game on Wednesday.
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The game was scheduled for 7:00 PM ET, but due to the shooting in Ottawa Wednesday, the NHL decided to postponed the game. The league has not yet rescheduled the game.
Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner won again on Saturday against the Blue Jackets. | 10/18/2014 10:15 PM
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Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner won again on Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
Lehner has earned more playing time with his great play. On Saturday, he allowed just two goals on 40 shots to post a .950 save percentage in the game. He helped kill both Blue Jacket power plays. Lehner will likely stay in net as long as he is playing well.
Senators goalie Craig Anderson stopped 28-of-31 shots against the Avalanche on Thursday night. | 10/16/2014 10:24 PM
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Senators goalie Craig Anderson stopped 28-of-31 shots against the Avalanche on Thursday night.
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Impact
He earned his second victory of the season, and should be considered an under-the-radar goaltender, early in the season.
Senators winger Bobby Ryan scored his first goal of the season Thursday against Colorado. | 10/16/2014 10:22 PM
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Senators winger Bobby Ryan scored his first goal of the season Thursday against Colorado.
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He also had five shots on goal. Ryan should be able to produce around 30 goals, and is a solid fantasy option, moving forward.
Senators goalie Craig Anderson stopped all 30 shots he faced in a shut out over the Panthers on Columbus Day. | 10/13/2014 10:16 PM
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Senators goalie Craig Anderson stopped all 30 shots he faced in a shut out over the Panthers on Columbus Day.
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Impact
The victory is Anderson's first of the season The shut out is also huge as Anderson is trying to stay in front of Robin Lehner for the No. 1 goalie spot on the depth chart.
Senators left wing Clarke MacArthur scored the lone goal of the game against the Panthers as Ottawa won, 1-0, on Monday. | 10/13/2014 10:10 PM
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Senators left wing Clarke MacArthur scored the lone goal of the game against the Panthers as Ottawa won, 1-0, on Monday.
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Impact
It was MacArthur's first goal of the season. He has a goal and an assist in the first three games.
Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner started and likely earned more ice time off his 38-save 3-2 victory.. | 10/12/2014 12:17 AM
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Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner started and likely earned more ice time off his 38-save 3-2 victory..
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Impact
Lehner could eventually take the starting job from Craig Anderson if he can return to his 2012-13 form (5-3. 2.20 GAA, .936 SV%).
Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner will start on Saturday according to the Ottawa Sun. | 10/10/2014 5:48 PM
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Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner will start on Saturday according to the Ottawa Sun.
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Impact
Lehner will likely see more minutes than the average backup goalie this season, and there is even a chance that Lehner eventually takes the starting job from Craig Anderson. Keep him on your radar.
Senators center Kyle Torris scored in the season opener against the Predators on Thursday. | 10/09/2014 10:50 PM
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Senators center Kyle Torris scored in the season opener against the Predators on Thursday.
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Torris broke the scoreless tie with a goal early in the second period, but the Predators scored the next three goals. Ottawa added a power play goal to cut the lead to one, but ultimately lost, 3-2. Torris had two shots on goal.
Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson had a minus-two rating on Thursday against the Predators. | 10/09/2014 10:47 PM
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Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson had a minus-two rating on Thursday against the Predators.
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Impact
Karlsson was on the ice for both the Nashville's even strength goals in the third period. He had two shots on goal.
David Legwand will be centering Ottawa's second line to start the season. | 09/25/2014 6:59 PM
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David Legwand will be centering Ottawa's second line to start the season.
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Impact
He will probably be in the 40-50 point range, making him a borderline player to be drafted. There are better options on draft day.
Left wing Clarke MacArthur should be a solid contributer this season for the Senators. | 09/25/2014 6:56 PM
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Left wing Clarke MacArthur should be a solid contributer this season for the Senators.
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Impact
He is coming off a 55-point season, and is firmly in the prime of his career, at 29-years-old. MacArthur could eventually see time on Ottawa's top line, making him a potential steal late in drafts.
Senators winger Bobby Ryan will look to score 30 goals, yet again. | 09/25/2014 6:52 PM
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Senators winger Bobby Ryan will look to score 30 goals, yet again.
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Impact
He had a somewhat down year during his first season with Ottawa (23 goals, 25 assists). Look for Ryan to be closer to the 60-point mark in 2014-15. Target him starting anywhere from the fifth round.
Senators center Kyle Turris is coming off a career-year. | 09/25/2014 6:49 PM
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Senators center Kyle Turris is coming off a career-year.
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Impact
At 25-years-old, Turris can easily improve upon his career-high of 58 points from a season ago. He is currently being valued in the 10th round, which could end up being a steal for owners.
Senators left wing Milan Michalek looks to improve in 2014-15. | 09/25/2014 6:46 PM
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Senators left wing Milan Michalek looks to improve in 2014-15.
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Impact
He had decent scoring numbers, with 17 goals and 22 assists. However, Michalek had a rough -25 rating. Heading into the season, it would seem he will go undrafted, but could turn into a solid waiver pickup.
Those concerned that Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson would be in a 50-50 time share situation with Robin Lehner should like the words spoken by head coach Paul MacLean on Friday. | 09/20/2014 12:09 AM
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Those concerned that Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson would be in a 50-50 time share situation with Robin Lehner should like the words spoken by head coach Paul MacLean on Friday.
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"Craig Anderson is the No. 1 goaltender," reports Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen. Anderson was a disappointing 25-16-8 with a 3.00 GAA and .911 save percentage last season. Only time will tell, but we see Lehner with a significant workload.
Left wing Clarke MacArthur and the Senators have come to terms on a five-year extension. | 08/21/2014 1:49 PM
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Left wing Clarke MacArthur and the Senators have come to terms on a five-year extension.
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Impact
MacArthur went on to tell the Ottawa Sun that he will not change the way he plays the game. "Just because I've got a five-year deal, that doesn't mean I need to change a whole lot. I kind of want to play the same game. I want to play good in both ends." MacArthur had 24 goals and 31 assists in his first season in Ottawa last year.
Kyle Turris poised to replace Jason Spezza | 07/12/2014 9:58 AM
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Barring a trade by the Ottawa Senators, Kyle Turris is the primary candidate to fill the first-line, center's job left vacant by the departure of Jason Spezza.
Ottawa Sun

Impact
Two seasons ago, when Spezza was injured, Turris was 22 and forced into the top spot. When Spezza returned in 2013-14, Turris was relieved. He said he enjoyed centring the second line and not having to see the opposition's best defensive players every shift. He responded with his best NHL season -- 26 goals, 32 assists, 58 points and a plus-22 rating -- and at least part of that had to do with the extra breathing space. Now Turris is better equipped for the more prominent posting. "I definitely think I've learned a lot over the past two years from those experiences, from being put into that role when Spezz was hurt, and seeing how hard the matchup is," Turris said. "I just tried to take that mentality and put it into the role I had this past year. This upcoming year, if I'm put into that role again, I think the experience I have now will work in my favor, to know what to expect and how better to prepare for it. If I get that opportunity I'll be excited about it."
Ottawa agrees to terms with Derek Grant | 07/10/2014 8:15 PM
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Derek Grant has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Ottawa.
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Impact
That agreement makes Grant's arbitration hearing date of July 24 moot. He had two assists in 20 contests with the Senators last season.
Derek Grant's arbitration date is July 24 | 07/09/2014 4:44 PM
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Derek Grant has been given an arbitration date of July 24.
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Impact
Grant is a restricted free agent after completing his entry-level contract. He had two assists in 20 games with Ottawa in 2013-14.
Senators GM Bryan Murray has cancer | 07/07/2014 1:26 PM
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Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray has been diagnosed with cancer.
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Impact
Murray will start undergoing treatment immediately and his battle might require that he periodically spends some time away from the Senators. The Senators have tapped his assistant general managers, Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee, to temporarily fill the void in the event that it's ever necessary. We wish Murray the best of luck.
Shane Prince is aware of the trade rumors | 07/07/2014 9:51 AM
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Shane Prince has been the subject of trade rumors lately.
Ottawa Sun

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The Senators are still believed to be in the trade market as they try to offset the loss of Jason Spezza. Prince alone wouldn't get them an established player, but he could be used as part of a larger package. "Obviously they're trying to make a deal, and guys have to go the other way," Prince said. "I don't really think about it too much. If it happens to be me, then so be it. That's great. If not, that's also great. I'm happy to be here. There's obviously a lot of options to go the other way, it's not just me. I don't really think about it, I just control what I can control." He had 21 goals and 48 points in 69 AHL games last season.
Ben Harpur will attend world junior camp | 07/06/2014 11:04 AM
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Ben Harpur has been invited to Team Canada's world junior camp.
Ottawa Sun

Impact
Harpur had 16 points and 69 penalty minutes in 67 OHL games in 2013-14. "I'm going there with the mindset I can make the team," he said. "I got invited for a reason, they obviously like the way I play. I've got to go there, nothing to lose, and just leave a good impression." The Ottawa Senators' prospect is projected to return to the OHL's Guelph Storm for the 2014-15 campaign.
Senators feel Legwand fills a hole at center | 07/05/2014 1:25 PM
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The signing of David Legwand should take away some pressure from Kyle Turris and Mika Zibanejad.
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Legwand believes he can serve as the team's second-line center and GM Bryan Murray likes his versatility. "David is a good veteran center, a guy who skates pretty well and gets up and down the ice," Murray said in an audio statement. "He's an experienced guy who can fit in either at the top or bottom of the lineup. He has been a captain and a leader, so we know we're getting a good person." Legwand generated 14 goals and 51 points in 83 games between Nashville and Detroit last campaign.
Legwand could team up with Bobby Ryan | 07/05/2014 10:05 AM
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There is a chance that newly-signed center David Legwand could play alongside winger Bobby Ryan this upcoming season.
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Impact
Clarke MacArthur, the Sens' other natural left winger has developed chemistry with top pivot Kyle Turris, so it seems logical that the club's other top port-sider would line up with Legwand, who is slated to be Ottawa's second-line center. Although neither is a star, the Legwand-Ryan duo could be surprisingly effective.
Ceci shines at Sens' development camp | 07/05/2014 10:01 AM
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Cody Ceci, who has 50 games of NHL experience, is far ahead of the other Senators' prospects at this week's development camp.
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Impact
This shouldn't come as a surprise. Ceci showed tremendous promise at points during the 2013-14 in Ottawa and should be a fixture on the Sens' blueline for years to come. We expect him to take a huge leap forward and register 35 points this upcoming campaign.
David Legwand has signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Senators. | 07/04/2014 8:20 PM
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David Legwand has signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Senators.
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Legwand played the first 956 games of his career with the Nashville Predators before going to his hometown Red Wings at the trade deadline last season. He finished with 51 points (14 goals) in 83 games.
Ottawa signs David Legwand to a two-year deal | 07/04/2014 2:07 PM
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The Ottawa Senators have signed David Legwand to a two-year, $6 million contract.
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Impact
Legwand had 14 goals and 51 points in 83 games with Detroit and Nashville last season. He can't hope to fill the void left by Jason Spezza, but he is a solid top-two center and is actually something of a bargain at that price. He will earn $2.5 million next season and $3.5 million in 2015-16.
Mark Stone wants to dominate development camp | 07/03/2014 5:59 PM
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Mark Stone wants to stand out at Ottawa's development camp.
Ottawa Citizen

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"I feel like I need to dominate when I'm out on the ice and show I can play at the next level," said Stone. "When it comes right down to it, if people can see the things I've gone through from my first development camp to my fifth, I'm just trying to show that I've become better over time." He played alongside Kyle Turris and Clarke MacArthur at the end of season when Bobby Ryan was injured. Stone has played 23 games with Ottawa over the past two years. He'll be looking to seize a full-time NHL spot in 2014-15.
Ottawa agrees to terms with Aaron Johnson | 07/03/2014 3:51 PM
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Aaron Johnson has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with Ottawa.
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Impact
The deal is reportedly worth $800,000 at the NHL level. Johnson generated 40 points in 76 games for the New York Rangers' AHL affiliate in Hartford.
Ottawa re-signs David Dziurzynski | 07/03/2014 2:38 PM
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The Ottawa Senators have signed David Dziurzynski to a two-year, two-way contract.
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Impact
He produced 13 goals, 12 assists and 91 penalty minutes in 68 games with Binghamton of the AHL last season. Dziurzynski dressed in 12 NHL games with the Senators in 2012-13, but he didn't get any time with the big club this past campaign.
Alex Chiasson set for new challenge in Ottawa | 07/03/2014 11:26 AM
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Alex Chiasson is looking forward to playing in Ottawa.
Ottawa Sun

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"I'm really excited for this opportunity that's coming to me," he said after being acquired from Dallas in the Jason Spezza trade. "It's definitely a new challenge and I'm really looking forward to the new experience. It should be a fun year ahead." He feels ready to play for a Canadian team and heard good thing about the city of Ottawa from Antoine Vermette, who partners with Chiasson in a summer training program.
Senators give Chris Wideman an extension | 07/02/2014 3:03 PM
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The Ottawa Senators have re-signed Chris Wideman.
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Impact
Wideman had 51 points and 101 penalty minutes in 73 AHL contests in 2013-14. He was a fourth round draft pick by the Senators in 2009.
Michael Sdao re-signs with Ottawa | 07/02/2014 3:02 PM
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Michael Sdao has signed a contract extension with Ottawa.
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Impact
Sdao had 11 points and 171 penalty minutes in 61 AHL games in 2013-14. He was taken by the Senators with the 191st overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Cole Schneider inks extension with Senators | 07/02/2014 3:00 PM
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Cole Schneider has signed a contract extension with the Ottawa Senators.
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Impact
Schneider had 20 goals and 54 points in 69 games with the AHL Binghamton Senators in 2013-14. The 23-year-old forward is worth keeping an eye on during training camp.
Carter Camper agrees to a two-way deal | 07/02/2014 2:59 PM
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Carter Camper has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Ottawa Senators.
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Impact
The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired Camper from Boston in February in exchange for Blake Parlett, but didn't retain his services. Camper had 12 goals and 51 points in 60 AHL games last season.
Ales Hemsky signs with the Dallas Stars | 07/01/2014 1:10 PM
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The Dallas Stars have signed right winger Ales Hemsky to a three-year/$12 million contract.
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Milan Michalek re-signs with Sens | 07/01/2014 12:27 PM
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Milan Michalek has re-signed with the Senators for three-years and $12 million.
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Impact
After a disappointing season where he registered a mere 39 points in 82 games, Michalek might be poised for a bit of a bounce-back campaign. That said, he will no longer have Jason Spezza to play alongside of and that may temper the extent of his comeback.
Ottawa gets prospect Nicholas Paul from Stars | 07/01/2014 11:15 AM
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The Dallas Stars have sent Nicholas Paul to the Ottawa Senators as part of the Jason Spezza deal.
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Impact
Paul scored 26 goals and registered 20 assists in 67 OHL games in 2013-14. He was selected in the fourth round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Senators acquire Alex Guptill from Stars | 07/01/2014 11:12 AM
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The Ottawa Senators have acquired Alex Guptill from Dallas.
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Impact
Guptill had 12 goals and 25 points in 31 games with the University of Michigan in 2013-14. He was taken with the 77th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Sens acquire Alex Chiasson in 5-player swap | 07/01/2014 11:11 AM
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The Dallas Stars have sent Alex Chiasson, Nicholas Paul, Alex Guptill, and a 2015 second round pick to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Jason Spezza and Ludvig Karlsson.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter

Impact
Chiasson scored 13 goals and 35 points in 79 games as a rookie in 2013-14. He's not going to even be a star, but he might be a serviceable top-six forward with Ottawa next season.
Report: Dallas acquires Spezza from Ottawa | 07/01/2014 11:02 AM
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Jason Spezza has reportedly been dealt to the Dallas Stars.
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Impact
The exact details of the deal aren't known yet, but the Stars are sending prospects the Senators' way. The fact that this move is happening before the UFA market opens means Ottawa will be able to spend the cap space they just freed up. Meanwhile, the Stars' offensive core is looking pretty good as Spezza joins Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin.
Spezza trade talks leave Sens at standstill | 07/01/2014 10:49 AM
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Because Ottawa wasn't able to trade Jason Spezza before the start of the unrestricted free agent period, the Senators are going into it in an awkward position.
Ottawa Citizen

Impact
The Senators don't know exactly how much money they have to work with because there's no guarantee yet if Spezza will be traded. Even if he is, factoring in what the return might be for him into their plans is difficult until a trade is finalized. The sooner the Senators can trade Spezza, the easier the rest of their offseason is likely to be, but they don't want to trade him for less than they feel he's worth.
Jason Spezza could circle back to Nashville? | 06/30/2014 11:06 AM
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The door may not be completely closed on Jason Spezza and the Nashville Predators.
Ottawa Citizen

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"Nashville was on Jason's list that we put together a while ago and without the benefit of a crystal ball, I can't say (if that will change)," agent Rick Curran said. "Call me in three or four days and we might have a better answer." The Predators and Senators had something worked out at the draft, but a deal was vetoed by Spezza's camp because Nashville is on the center's no-trade list. St. Louis and Chicago are still in the hunt, along with Dallas, and whichever team misses out on a middleman like Paul Stastny in free agency could go after Spezza once the dust settles on the "frenzy."
Report: Blues, Stars, Hawks want Jason Spezza | 06/29/2014 7:05 PM
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Jason Spezza, who has asked the Ottawa Senators to trade him but vetoed a deal to the Nashville Predators, is being coveted in trade talks with the St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars and Chicago Blackhawks, according to TSN.
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Impact
TSN also said the Blues were in contact with the Senators as recently as Sunday. The network reported that the Blues also are interested in pending free agent Paul Stastny. TSN said the Stars have talked to the Senators about Spezza, as well as to the San Jose Sharks about Joe Thornton. But TSN also said Dallas management was told Thornton has no intention of waiving his no-movement clause to leave San Jose.
Sens GM to rethink Spezza trade package | 06/28/2014 5:49 PM
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Senators general manager Bryan Murray knows he might have to alter the package he expects to get back in a Jason Spezza deal.
NHL.com

Impact
Murray originally wanted a first-round pick, but no team was willing to give one up during this year's draft. "I think going forward there will be discussion, I believe there will be," Murray said. "[Spezza] is a quality player in the NHL. If we can do something we'll do something, whether it be a pick or, from my point of view I'd like to get a couple of guys to put on the ice. ... So I don't know whether it was because of the draft and on the day of the draft, picks are very valuable, whether that was part of it or it was something different. "Murray is prepared to be patient with a trade.
Jason Spezza nixes potential trade to Preds | 06/28/2014 4:30 PM
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Ottawa GM Bryan Murray said he had a potential deal with the Nashville Predators, but it was squashed because Jason Spezza refused to go there.
ESPN.com

Impact
This shouldn't have come as a surprise to Murray because the Predators were reported to be on Spezza's no-trade list. Murray and Predators GM David Poile didn't sound pleased with the center's decision, but now both sides have move on. "We'll continue to talk and, over the course of time, I'm sure people that miss out on July 1 may come knocking, but we'll have to wait and see," said Murray. The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues are still believed to be interested in acquiring Spezza.
Sens don't move Spezza for pick in 1st round | 06/28/2014 10:56 AM
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Although they tried, the Senators were not able to secure a first-round pick in this year-s entry draft for disgruntled center Jason Spezza.
Ottawa Sun

Impact
The Blues were the closest to making a deal for Spezza but they decided to keep their 21st overall pick and select Booby Fabbri. It is not clear where Spezza, who has requested a trade, will go now. This situation has the potential to drag on over the summer which would not be a good thing for Ottawa GM Bryan Murray, the Sens or Spezza. Of course, after a number of free agents sign next week, things could loosen up again. The Predators are said to be looking for a number one pivot to team with newly-acquired James Neal. Spezza could fit the bill if he would agree to waive his no-trade provision to Nashville. Stay tuned.
Senators re-sign defender Eric Gryba | 06/26/2014 4:42 PM
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Eric Gryba has signed a two-year deal with Ottawa.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter

Impact
He will reportedly earn $1.2 million next season and $1.3 million the following year. Gryba had 11 points and 64 penalty minutes in 57 games this past season. He also added 161 hits and 60 blocks.
Report: 5 teams in the hunt for Jason Spezza | 06/26/2014 11:06 AM
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The Jason Spezza hunt reportedly has five interested teams.
Ottawa Sun

Impact
It's believed that St. Louis, Anaheim, Phoenix, Nashville and Florida have contacted the Senators with offers for the club's captain. The Predators were reportedly on his list of teams he wouldn't accept a trade to, though. Ottawa's scouts are prepared if Ottawa lands a first-round pick in the 2104 NHL Entry Draft in a trade for Spezza. The Senators would've had the 10th overall pick, but it was dealt to Anaheim in the Bobby Ryan trade.
Erik Karlsson could be next captain of Sens | 06/23/2014 8:25 AM
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With Jason Spezza expected to be traded at some point, the Ottawa Senators' next captain could be defenseman Erik Karlsson.
Ottawa Sun

Impact
The 24-year-old still has some growing to do on and off the ice, but becoming a leader on the team might help speed up the process. Karlsson was excellent offensively in 2013-14, with 20 goals and 74 points in 82 games, but he defensive play still suffers at times and coach Paul MacLean described it as "shoddy" a few weeks ago.
Jason Spezza's no-trade list includes Preds | 06/21/2014 6:30 PM
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Jason Spezza's no-trade list reportedly includes the Nashville Predators.
The Nashville Tennessean

Impact
Spezza probably would've been a good fit for the Preds, who could desperately use some firepower and playmakers up front. However the Ottawa captain apparently doesn't want to be traded there. His no-trade list also includes all of the other Canadian teams, the New York Islanders, the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Florida Panthers, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. Anaheim and St. Louis are widely believed to be the frontrunners to land Spezza.
Gryba expected to sign with Sens next week | 06/21/2014 10:43 AM
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Eric Gryba is expected to sign a deal with the Senators next week.
Bruce Garrioch Twitter

Impact
Gryba, who will be a restricted free agent come July 1st, will likely get a modest raise from the $562,500 he earned in 2013-14.
Spezza trade may not take place until draft | 06/21/2014 10:32 AM
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Any trade involving Jason Spezza may have to wait until a few other dominoes fall in the NHL center market.
Ottawa Sun

Impact
Brad Richards is now a free agent after his contract was bought out by the Rangers and the Canucks' Ryan Kesler and the Sharks' Joe Thornton also appear to be on the trade market. If Paul Stastny is not signed by the Avalanche in the next nine days, he will become an unrestricted free agent. So there are plenty of options for teams looking to add a top line pivot.
Bobby Ryan recovering from hernia surgery | 06/19/2014 9:23 PM
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Ottawa forward Bobby Ryan is reportedly recovering well following hernia surgery late in the season.
Ian Mendes on Twitter

Impact
Ryan's season ended prematurely due to the ailment, but it appears he'll be at full speed once the coming year begins this fall, as he has already been given clearance to begin working out. The talented winger has one year left on his current contract, but may sign an extension to stay with the Senators over the summer.
Bobby Ryan recovering from hernia surgery | 06/19/2014 9:23 PM
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Ottawa forward Bobby Ryan is reportedly recovering well following hernia surgery late in the season.
Ian Mendes on Twitter

Impact
Ryan's season ended prematurely due to the ailment, but it appears he'll be at full speed once the coming year begins this fall, as he has already been given clearance to begin working out. The talented winger has one year left on his current contract, but may sign an extension to stay with the Senators over the summer.
Eric Gryba, Ottawa continue contract talks | 06/19/2014 6:15 PM
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Eric Gryba can be a restricted free agent in July.
Ottawa Citizen

Impact
The Senators have been discussing a new contract with him. Gryba had an annual average value of $562,500 over two seasons in his previous deal. In 57 games this past campaign, he recorded 11 points and 64 penalty minutes.
Sens GM thinks Milan Michalek will return | 06/19/2014 6:11 PM
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Ottawa GM Bryan Murray is optimistic that Milan Michalek will re-sign with the Senators.
Ottawa Citizen

Impact
He said "there's a good chance" that Michalek will be back next season. He just completed a six-year, $26 million contract, but it's expected that he won't make close to the $6-million figure he received in 2013-14. He is currently considering an offer from Ottawa.
Senators have two serious offers for Spezza | 06/19/2014 2:58 PM
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Ottawa GM Bryan Murray said two teams have made serious offers for Jason Spezza.
Ottawa Sun

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According to sources, those two squads are believed to be St. Louis and Anaheim. "There are certain teams that have called, shown some interest and discussing the possibility, but that's about it," said Murray. "All we do in our business is investigate. When there is a request by a player you investigate possibilities, talk about it, negotiate. And when you negotiate it sometimes takes a week, and not very often it's one phone call, it's many. It appears in this case it will be many." The Senators are trying to honor their captain's request to be traded.
Ottawa, Lehner not close to a new contract | 06/19/2014 12:43 PM
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Robin Lehner isn't close to a new deal with the Ottawa Senators.
Bruce Garrioch on Twitter

Impact
However, a contract is expected to get done between the two sides. It will probably be an interesting negotiation between Ottawa and their projected goaltender of the future. He's appeared in just 61 games over the past four seasons. Lehner will be a restricted free agent in July.
Report: Sens make Milan Michalek an offer | 06/19/2014 11:51 AM
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Milan Michalek has received a contract offer from Ottawa.
Bruce Garrioch on Twitter

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The team is reportedly waiting to hear back from him. Michalek will likely test the waters as an unrestricted free agent on July 1 if he turns down the deal. He produced 17 goals and 39 points in 82 games last year.
Mike Hoffman signs two-way contract with Sens | 06/19/2014 11:47 AM
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Mike Hoffman has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Senators.
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He collected three goals and three assists in 25 games with Ottawa last season. Hoffman spent most of the year in the AHL with Binghamton, where he tallied 30 goals and 67 points.
Flames deny Spezza trade offer reports | 06/18/2014 8:23 AM
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Calgary Flames coach Brad Treliving disputed a recent report that he offered two picks and players Jiri Hudler, Mikael Backlund and Dennis Wideman for Ottawa's Jason Spezza.
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"It's categorically false," Treliving said. "I haven't made any such offers. That's 100% fantasy island. I saw it early Sunday online and had to read it a couple times and had to remind myself 'oh ya I'm the Flames GM. Interesting.'" It seems moot either way as Spezza reportedly included Calgary on the list of teams he wouldn't accept a trade to.
Stephane Da Costa likely heading to KHL | 06/16/2014 6:37 PM
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Stephane Da Costa may head to the KHL, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.
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He may head overseas because Ottawa reportedly isn't prepared to give him a one-way contract. He's set to become a restricted free agent in July. Da Costa spent most of the 2013-14 campaign in the minors with Binghamton, where he tallied 18 goals and 58 points in 56 matches.
Report: Senators prepared to deal Ales Hemsky | 06/16/2014 10:18 AM
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Ales Hemsky appears as though he's ready to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
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TSN's Bob McKenzie reports that the Senators offered him a three-year deal for about $10 million and it was turned down by the winger. McKenzie adds that Ottawa is willing to trade Hemsky's negotiation rights for a pick.
Report: Flames make an offer for Spezza | 06/14/2014 5:04 PM
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The Calgary Flames have reportedly made Ottawa an offer for Jason Spezza, according to league sources.
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Jiri Hudler, Mikael Backlund and Dennis Wideman as well as second- or third-round picks have been mentioned, but Ottawa is looking for a top end top-six forward, a highly-ranked prospect and a No. 1 pick. Spezza also apparently doesn't want to play in Canada anymore and sources say the Flames, Canucks, Oilers and Jets are on his list of teams he doesn't want to be traded to. The Senators wouldn't deal him to Toronto or Montreal, but it's unclear if they are on his radar.
Speculation is Spezza could be Anaheim bound | 06/14/2014 10:15 AM
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There is some speculation out of Ottawa that Anaheim may be the most logical team for the Senators to trade Jason Spezza to.
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The Ducks and Sens have dealt before (Bobby Ryan-Jakob Silfverberg trade) and there seems to be a natural fit between the two teams. Ottawa would likely want more than Nick Bonino, a first round pick and a prospect, which is the rumored package on the table. Don't count the Blues out of the Spezza sweepstakes. They have plenty of good young players to offer and would like a number two pivot behind David Backes. Stay tuned.
Sens will try to honor Spezza's trade request | 06/12/2014 11:06 AM
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Ottawa GM Bryan Murray said he'll try to honor Jason Spezza's trade request.
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"I don't want to trade the guy, really, and I know I won't get the value, in all likelihood that I should get for him," Murray said Wednesday. "But I think that Jason feels maybe there's a change that he would like to have happen, and if that's the case we'll try to do what we can." Spezza has a modified no-trade clause, which allows him to list 10 teams he doesn't want to dealt to. Murray said he wants a player back in the deal who can help the Senators right away, so a transaction just involving prospects and draft picks may not be enough get a deal done. Trade talks should heat up heading into the NHL Draft.
Jason Spezza wants the Senators to trade him | 06/11/2014 6:12 PM
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Jason Spezza has asked the Ottawa Senators to trade him.
Bruce Garrioch on Twitter

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It wasn't so long ago that the Senators were led by Spezza, Dany Heatley, and Daniel Alfredsson and one-by-one, they have left Ottawa on bad terms. Between Spezza, Ryan Kesler, and possibly Joe Thornton, the market for centers is looking very appealing. We could see some blockbuster trades in the days following the end of the Stanley Cup Final.
Report: Ales Hemsky likely to end up as UFA | 06/04/2014 10:33 AM
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Ales Hemsky is expected to test the free agent market.
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Hemsky is reportedly seeking more than $5.5 million per season, which is more than the Senators were interested in paying for him. It also might be more than he'd get on the open market, given that he hasn't reached the 50-point mark since 2008-09. Even if he can't get that much though, Hemsky is reportedly interested in leaving anyways as it's believed he would rather play in an American market where he wouldn't get as much attention.
Senators GM calls Curtis Lazar 'NHL ready' | 05/29/2014 11:25 AM
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Ottawa GM Bryan Murray called prospect Curtis Lazar "NHL ready," but there's still a chance that he could be back in the WHL next season.
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"I feel I'm ready for that next step, but then again, I've got to talk to the Senators," Lazar said. "I want to talk to Bryan Murray, I want to talk to (assistant GMs) Randy Lee and Pierre Dorion, and sort of get a feel for what they want from me this summer, and then just go into camp with an open mind." The 17th overall pick in the 2013 draft had a great 2013-14 campaign, which was capped off with a Memorial Cup championship win. Lazar could be a dark-horse candidate for the Calder Trophy if he sticks with the Senators next year.
Patrick Mullen agrees to two-way deal | 05/28/2014 11:33 AM
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Patrick Mullen has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Ottawa Senators.
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Mullen can earn $700,000 at the NHL level. He had eight goals and 32 points in 66 AHL games in 2013-14.
Senators sign Max McCormick | 05/28/2014 11:31 AM
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Max McCormick has agreed to a two-year, entry-level contract.
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McCormick had 11 goals and 35 points in 37 NCAA games with Ohio State University in 2013-14. He was taken in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Lazar off to Memorial Cup final with OT goal | 05/24/2014 11:53 AM
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Ottawa Senators' propsect Curtis Lazar scored the overtime winner in Friday's Memorial Cup game against Val d'Or leading the Edmonton Oil Kings to the finals against the Guelph Storm.
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Lazar has a knack for scoring big goals and he netted 41 of them in 58 games in the WHL this past season. The Sens' first-round pick of 2013 is on a mission to crack the Ottawa lineup next season. That might be a bit of a stretch as he may have to spend some time in Binghamton of the AHL before making his mark in the NHL. That said, Lazar is a very good prospect and should be tucked away in reserve lists going forward.
Turris plays well for Canada at IIHF tourney | 05/24/2014 11:45 AM
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Kyle Turris played well for Canada at the IIHF World Hockey Championships.
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The Canadians were eliminated from medal contention by virtue of Thursday's 3-2 loss to Finland, but Turris scored for Canada in the loss and registered six points in eight games overall. Turris also had a very strong 2013-14 NHL campaign registering 58 points and establishing himself as a solid number two center in the league. He makes a decent mid to late round pick for 2014-15.
Could Jason Spezza be moved around draft day? | 05/12/2014 6:45 AM
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According to Rogers Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos, the Ottawa Senators are shopping Jason Spezza to Western Conference teams.
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He cited independent sources for the report when he tweeted the news on Sunday night. Spezza has only one year left on his contract at $4 million and a cap hit of $7 million. Rumors surrounding his possible trade out of Ottawa have been around since the regular season ended and there's some belief that a deal could be struck before next month's NHL Entry Draft. According to the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch, the St. Louis Blues and Anaheim Ducks have had talks with the Senators about acquiring their captain.
Karlsson's play criticized by Sens' coach | 05/10/2014 11:12 AM
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Although he registered an extremely impressive 74 points this season to lead all defencemen in scoring, Erik Karlsson was criticized by his coach Paul MacLean for his defensive play.
Toronto Sun

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MacLean attributed some of Karlsson's sub-standard play to his recovery from an Achilles injury but he didn't let Karlsson off the hook entirely. "Offensively, he's gifted. Defensively, his competitiveness was hampered by his continuous recovery from his Achilles tendon injury he had last year," MacLean said. "He's not a big guy so he has to depend on his skating ability and stability on his skates and he didn't have a lot of confidence in that. In saying that, it can't be an excuse for some of the shoddy play he had during the season. He is our best player and moving forward he's going to be an important part of what we do." It will be interesting to see if Karlsson reacts positively to this tough love approach.
France pulls off stunning win over Canada | 05/09/2014 12:35 PM
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France pulled off a shocking 3-2 shootout victory over Canada in the 2014 World Championship.
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Canada has only ever lost to France once before and that came in 1995. Stephane Da Costa was the hero for the French, scoring two power-play goals in regulation. Cristobal Huet turned aside 34 shots to earn the win.
Senators sign prospect Mikael Wikstrand | 05/08/2014 3:22 PM
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Mikael Wikstrand inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.
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He posted 20 points in 27 contests with Mora of Sweden's second division prior to picking up 11 points in 19 games with Frolunda of the Swedish Hockey League in 2013-14. Ottawa selected him in the seventh round (196th overall) of the 2012 draft.
Marc Methot (back) won't play in Worlds | 05/06/2014 2:26 PM
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Marc Methot suffered an injury while getting ready for the 2014 World Championships.
Ottawa Sun

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Methot will miss the tournament for "precautionary reasons." There's no official word on what his injury was, but he reportedly experienced back soreness. Given that his top priority is obviously the Senators, it's not surprising that he would be shutdown rather than attempting to play through it.
Puempel blossoming power forward | 04/26/2014 11:06 AM
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One young player to keep an eye on in Senators' camp in September will be Matt Puempel.
Ottawa Sun

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The 21-year-old winger really blossomed after Christmas playing for Binghamton of the AHL, scoring 30 goals on the season and registering 94 penalty minutes. The Sens believe he may be able to make the jump to the NHL next season and see him as the potential power forward they are missing.
Curtis Lazar leads the way for the Oil Kings | 04/21/2014 7:09 AM
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Curtis Lazar scored twice to lead the Edmonton Oil Kings to a 3-1 win over Medicine Hat Sunday in Round 3 of the WHL playoffs.
Edmonton Journal

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Lazar was selected with the 17th pick in the 2013 Draft by the Ottawa Senators and they are quite high on the youngster who had 41 goals and 76 points in 58 regular season games this season and now has six goals and 15 points in 11 playoff games. "Curtis Laz-ar wants to be a (Na-tion-al Hockey League) play-er, head coach Derek Laxdal said. "He has a goal in mind. He wants to lead this hock-ey club fur-ther and fur-ther in the play-offs, and he's do-ing exact-ly that. He's been an out-stand-ing leader-ship guy for us." You have to be excited if you are an Ottawa Senators fan as Lazar looks to have a big career ahead of him.
Kyle Turris named to Team Canada | 04/18/2014 11:05 AM
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Kyle Turris will play for Canada at the upcoming IIHF Hockey Championships in Belarus.
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He will be joined by Ottawa teammate Marc Methot for the tourney that starts May 9th. Turris had a very nice season with 26 goals and 58 points and established himself as a bona fide number two center in the NHL.
Would the Senators move Jason Spezza? | 04/16/2014 7:57 AM
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Jason Spezza's future with the Ottawa Senators is uncertain.
Ottawa Citizen

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"We'll see where we go with him," GM Bryan Murray said in Tuesday's post-mortem media address. His words will add more fuel to the fire that Ottawa may ask Spezza to waive his no-trade clause if they can find a deal for him.
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.
Ottawa Citizen

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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.
Wayne Scanlan Twitter

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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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