Senators Rumors & News

  • Gary Bettman turns up heat on Ottawa, Calgary to get arenas built

    Sportsnet "So, have you heard that they need new NHL arenas in Calgary and Ottawa? The commissioner is certainly aware. Amid growing talk about Houston’s desire to land a hockey team, and with Seattle pushing towards finally getting an NHL-ready building, Gary Bettman gently pointed out that his league..." November 17

  • Breaking: Sens' Wideman out “multiple weeks” after suffering brutal injury

    Hockey Feed "The Ottawa Senators will be without one of their young depth players for an extended period of time after suffering a brutal injury on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Chris Wideman was switched to forward after excelling at it back in Sweden against the Colorado Avalanche." November 17

  • GM Dorion: MacArthur has moved to Florida, not expected to return to Sens

    TSN "Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said Tuesday during an appearance on TSN Radio 1200 that he doesn’t expect Clarke MacArthur to play for the team this season. MacArthur failed his medical upon reporting to training camp with the Senators in September and has since moved out of..." November 14

  • Penguins made last-second offer to get Matt Duchene

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t looked like themselves so far this season and GM Jim Rutherford appears to be exploring potential trades that could spark his team. One of those trades almost saw Matt Duchene moving to Pennsylvania instead of Ottawa. “I think when it was uncertain if the..." November 12

  • Senators forward Zack Smith out three weeks with dislocated thumb

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators will be without forward Zack Smith for approximately the next three weeks, Senators head coach Guy Boucher told reporters Saturday. Smith suffered a dislocated thumb in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Colorado Avalanche Friday in Stockholm, Sweden. Through 12 games this..." November 11

  • Duchene glad to put first game with Senators behind him

    NHL.com "Matt Duchene was off the bench and on the ice before Mark Stone could even finish his celebration. He was there before either Erik Karlsson or Derick Brassard, who actually were on the ice when the game-winning goal was scored, there before the rest of his teammates, there to revel in the win and..." November 11

  • Forsberg happy Duchene situation resolved after 'bench and trade' comment

    NHL.com "Put Hockey Hall of Famer Peter Forsberg down as someone who is certainly happy and somewhat relieved too that center Matt Duchene was traded by the Colorado Avalanche to the Ottawa Senators on Sunday. The trade happened less than a month after Forsberg's comments, translated from a Swedish..." November 08

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Duchene traded to Senators by Avalanche

    NHL.com "Center Matt Duchene was traded by the Colorado Avalanche to the Ottawa Senators on Sunday as part of a three-team trade that also sent center Kyle Turris from the Senators to the Nashville Predators. Duchene dressed for Colorado's game at the New York Islanders and played 1:59 in the first..." November 06

  • Contract impasse paves way for Kyle Turris to join Predators

    Sporting News "For Kyle Turris, it was a pretty simple decision to come to terms on a contract extension with the Nashville Predators as a prerequisite to the Preds acquiring the veteran center as part of a three-team trade that included Matt Duchene Sunday night. "I was very apparent that things were not..." November 06

  • Senators-Avalanche trade involving Matt Duchene might still have legs

    Sportsnet "Reports surfaced Friday night indicating the Colorado Avalanche, Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators had been discussing a three-way trade involving Matt Duchene, Kyle Turris and various picks and prospects before talks dissipated. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, it’s possible..." November 05

  • Senators signing Kyle Turris to long-term extension is unlikely

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators will soon have to make a decision on what to do with pending unrestricted free agent Kyle Turris. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, it appears “highly unlikely” that Turris will remain a member of the Senators beyond this season. “Everybody, for the most part, agrees..." November 05

  • Golden Knights north of border for first time in showdown with Ottawa

    Las Vegas Sun "The Golden Knights' second road trip of the year hasn’t started the way they would have liked with three straight losses in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Boston. Today, Vegas makes its first regular-season trip to Canada, where they face the Ottawa Senators in the capital. The Senators have lost five of..." November 04

  • Nicholle Anderson named Hockey Fights Cancer ambassador

    NHL.com "Hockey Fights Cancer™, a joint initiative between the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL) as well as a program of the National Hockey League Foundation and NHL Foundation, begins today. The campaign, which unites the hockey community in support of..." November 01

  • Senators send Logan Brown to OHL’s Windsor Spitfires

    Sportsnet "Logan Brown has been returned to major junior. The Ottawa Senators announced on Wednesday that the 11th pick in the 2016 NHL Draft was being sent to the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires. Brown has appeared in four of Ottawa’s nine games this season, registering one assist. " October 25

  • Senators' Ryan expected to miss a month with fractured finger

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators are expected to be without Bobby Ryan for at least a month after the forward suffered a broken finger during Saturday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Senators head coach Guy Boucher made the announcement during his media availability following the club’s 6-3 win." October 22

  • Leafs’ Auston Matthews once chirped Sens’ Craig Anderson with autograph

    Sportsnet "Craig Anderson and Auston Matthews will always be connected by Matthews’ first regular-season NHL game in which the Toronto Maple Leafs centre scored four goals on the Ottawa Senators netminder. It was a special moment for Matthews that night on Oct. 12, 2016—he did make NHL history after..." October 21

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Erik Karlsson set to return to lineup on Tuesday

    Ottawa Citizen "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson will make his long-awaited return to the lineup Tuesday against the Vancouver Canucks. “I had the appropriate amount of time to get ready to play again and it’s exciting,” said Karlsson, who missed the opening five games of the regular season while..." October 16

  • Senators assign Chabot to AHL, Formenton to OHL

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have assigned defenceman Thomas Chabot to AHL Belleville, and forward Alex Formenton to the OHL’s London Knights. Chabot was recalled on Oct. 8 as the Senators blue line was shackled by injuries to Erik Karlsson and Johnny Oduya." October 15

  • Senators’ Erik Karlsson could return to lineup as early as Tuesday

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators star defenceman Erik Karlsson could make his season debut as early as Tuesday, the team’s head coach Guy Boucher told reporters Saturday. When asked if he fully expects Karlsson back in the lineup next week Boucher responded by saying, “yes.” When asked specifically if Karlsson..." October 14

  • Erik Karlsson out another week

    TSN "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson will have to wait until at least another week to make his 2017-18 debut. Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said Wednesday Karlsson would not be joining the team on the Western road trip. Ottawa picked up a shootout win against the Vancouver Canucks..." October 12

  • Senators call up defencemen Chabot, Jaros from AHL

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators called up defencemen Thomas Chabot and Christian Jaros on Sunday from their AHL-affiliate Belleville Senators. Chabot, the 20-year-old first-round pick from the 2015 draft, recorded two points (one goal, one assist) and a minus-one rating in five games during the..." October 08

  • Senators’ Kyle Turris says he wants to stay in Ottawa

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators forward Kyle Turris says he wants to stay in Ottawa, and the feeling is mutual, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. “I’m told he’s said publicly and privately, and he’s made it very clear to the Senators, he wants to stay in Ottawa and he wants to work out an extension..." October 08

  • Could Senators Trade Kyle Turris?

    Pro Hockey Rumors "We heard recently that the Senators and center Kyle Turris were making “healthy progress” on a contract extension. However, one pundit believes these talks will ultimately lead to a trade. TSN’s Darren Dreger said earlier tonight that he could envision the organization parting ways with the..." October 06

  • Ex-NHL Player Ray Emery Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Ex-BET Host

    TMZ "Ex-NHL player Ray Emery was arrested last month for allegedly getting violent and threatening his then-fiancee Keshia Chante during a 2016 incident ... TMZ Sports has learned. Emery was arrested Sept. 18 in Hamilton, Ontario, a rep for the John Sopinka Courthouse confirmed to us. We're told..." October 05

  • Senators sign defenceman Mark Borowiecki to two-year extension

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators signed defenceman Mark Borowiecki to a US$2.4-million, two-year contract extension on Thursday. Borowiecki had three points in a career-high 70 games last season and led the NHL in hits (364) and penalty minutes (154). The 28-year-old Ottawa native was limited to two..." October 05

  • Canadiens trade Zach Redmond to Sabres for Nicolas Deslauriers

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens traded defenceman Zach Redmond to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forward Nicolas Deslauriers, the team announced Wednesday. Deslauriers, a 2009 third-round pick of the Los Angeles Kings, will report to the AHL’s Laval Rocket. The LaSalle, Que., native has spent the..." October 04

  • Senators ready to start season with players they have

    Sporting News "The 5pm deadline Tuesday for NHL teams to declare a 23-man season-opening roster came and went quietly for the Ottawa Senators. GM Pierre Dorion intimated on TSN1200 earlier in the morning there was a “49 percent chance” his club would acquire a depth forward. However, the GM was unable to..." October 04

  • Senators' Logan Brown excited about chance of making his NHL debut

    Ottawa Citizen "Logan Brown was one of the last players off the ice Tuesday at the Canadian Tire Centre with fellow rookie forward Alex Formenton. Both are getting their first taste of life in the National Hockey League and that means lots of hard work because, now that they’ve made the opening-night roster..." October 04

  • Senators GM Dorion admits he’s looking to add a forward today

    Pro Hockey Talk "NHL teams have to submit their final 23-man rosters before today’s 5:00 p.m. ET deadline, so expect general managers throughout the league to be busy. Senators GM Pierre Dorion will be one of those busy people. Talking to TSN 1200 radio in Ottawa, Dorion admitted that he’s ’51 percent’ sure..." October 03

  • Sens to honour Murray on helmets

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators have added a sticker to their helmets to the late Bryan Murray. Murray passed away in August at age 74 after a battle with colon cancer. The sticker, placed on the back left side of each player's helmet, feature Murray's intitals with "family man, friend coach and mentor..." October 03

  • Senators cut three to get to 23 players in camp

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators swung their axe Sunday to get to their final roster by making three significant cuts and it may be a good sign for the return of captain Erik Karlsson. Less than 24 hours after closing out the pre-season with a disgraceful 9-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell..." October 01

  • Senators, Turris slowly working toward extension

    Ottawa Sun "The heavy lifting has been done in net for Ottawa Senators. Next up: Unrestricted free agent centre Kyle Turris. While Senators’ general manager Pierre Dorion was tight-lipped when asked about the status of the talks with Turris’ agent Kurt Overhardt following the signing of goalie Craig..." October 01

  • Craig Anderson signs two-year extension with the Senators

    Ottawa Citizen "Goaltender Craig Anderson has signed on the dotted line. The Senators announced Friday that veteran netminder has signed a two-year extension. He will make $5.5 million in 2018-19 and $4 million in 2019-20 with average annual value of $4.75 million. Anderson helped lead the club to the..." September 29

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Puempel, Hammond on waivers Thursday

    TSN "For the second straight year, Matt Puempel has been placed on waivers. The New York Rangers placed the winger on waivers Thursday, three months after re-signing the restricted free agent to a one-year deal. The Rangers picked up Puempel on waivers last November after he was let go by the..." September 28

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • Erik Karlsson: Doctors removed half of ankle bone

    TSN "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson told reporters on Wednesday that doctors removed half of the ankle bone in his foot while in surgery to repair tendons in his foot, according to TSN1200's Dean Brown. The defenceman had the surgery in June and finally laced up his skates for the first time..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • No place like home for Phaneuf

    Ottawa Sun "This will be a homecoming for Dion Phaneuf. Yes, this small city of 14,500 is thrilled to host an NHL exhibition game between the New Jersey Devils and the Ottawa Senators, but the most excited person in the Credit Union Centre may be wearing a No. 2 jersey with the name Phaneuf on the..." September 25

  • Erik Karlsson skates for first time since foot surgery

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators received a boost on Saturday, as Erik Karlsson participated in the team’s morning skate as he recovers from a foot injury. It’s Karlsson first time on the ice since he underwent surgery in June to repair tendons in his left foot. Karlsson and the Senators stated in the..." September 23

  • Senators aggressive in pursuit of Avs' Duchene

    Ottawa Sun "The Ottawa Senators have done more than kick tires on disgruntled Colorado Avalanche centre Matt Duchene. Sources say Senators general manager Pierre Dorion has been aggressive in his pursuit of the 26-year-old Duchene, who begrudgingly reported to training camp last week while he continues to..." September 19

  • Colin White out six to eight weeks with broken wrist

    Ottawa Citizen "Ottawa Senators rookie centre Colin White suffered a broken left wrist in Monday’s 6-2 pre-season victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs and will be lost for six to eight weeks. It’s a crushing blow for White, who stood a decent chance of making the Senators opening day roster due as Derick..." September 19

  • Ottawa’s depth issues magnified by Karlsson’s absence

    TSN "If there is one thing that the Ottawa Senators cannot afford, it’s to lose superstar defender Erik Karlsson for an extended period of time. In part, that’s why Karlsson had off-season surgery to repair torn foot tendons – to ensure that long-term, the nagging pain goes away. But there are two..." September 19