Senators Rumors & News

  • Senators GM Dorion prepared to wait before making any deals

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have long been looking more like sellers than buyers as we start to look ahead to this year’s trade deadline. But not so fast—general manager Pierre Dorion’s phone is ringing, but he’s not ready to deal just yet. According to Sportsnet insider Chris Johnston, Dorion is..." January 14

  • Senators’ Matt Duchene: ‘You wonder if you were a disruption’

    Sportsnet "The focal point of this NHL season’s only blockbuster trade awoke the morning before his 28th game in an Ottawa Senators uniform and thought about last night’s 8-2 shellacking at home to the Chicago Blackhawks, the type of loss too indicative of what should be the seventh post-season miss in Matt..." January 10

  • Senators Not Likely To See Youth Movement Soon

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ottawa Senators finally promoted one of their top prospects in 2015 first-rounder Colin White on Saturday with three games left before their bye week starts. It would be a perfect time for the 20-year-old center to prove himself to head coach Guy Boucher and the organization. However, Boucher..." January 08

  • Senators recall Colin White from AHL affiliate in Belleville

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have recalled forward Colin White from their AHL affiliate in Belleville, the club announced Saturday." January 06

  • Why a lucky NHL GM may be able to win big in a Mike Hoffman trade

    Sportsnet "We’re rapidly approaching the annual trade season, which means that we know a few things will happen: a. People living on the West Coast will frantically wake up every morning, half expecting to pull up their Twitter feed and see that all hell has broken loose out East while they were still..." January 05

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Sens passing on 'futures' offer for Hoffman

    TSN "According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Ottawa Senators have received a "futures" driven offer for forward Mike Hoffman, but the team in not currently interested in the deal. Dreger tweeted on Wednesday that offer for the Senators would have been a package of a pick and a prospect,..." January 04

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Mark Stone on cause of Senators’ woes: ‘Stupidity and frustration’

    Sportsnet "With nearly half of the 2017-18 season in the books, the Ottawa Senators‘ nightmarish campaign has yet to take a turn for the better. The Canadian club proved as much on Saturday evening, coming out on the losing end of a 5-0 shellacking to the Boston Bruins, marking their 17th loss in the past 21..." December 31

  • Blues showing interest in Senators’ Mike Hoffman

    Sportsnet "The further the Senators fall in the standings, the louder the trade reports get—and one name we keep hearing is forward Mike Hoffman. Hoffman is, in many ways, an ideal trade target for many teams looking to add a little scoring down the stretch. The 28-year-old winger comes with two seasons..." December 31

  • Senators' Brassard open to possible trade

    Sportsnet "As 30 general managers continue to circle the Ottawa Senators‘ roster approaching a trade deadline that could see the Canadian club sell off a few elite pieces, one of the team’s best shared his own feelings regarding a potential change of scenery. Pressed for comment on a possible trade in the..." December 30

  • Senators GM open to trades for any player except Karlsson, Stone

    Ottawa Sun "There is no “for sale” sign outside Canadian Tire Centre. But that doesn’t mean changes won’t be made in the new year. The Ottawa Senators will close out 2017 with home games against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night and Boston Bruins on Saturday night. After that, general manager..." December 29

  • Claesson to have hearing for hit vs. Bruins

    TSN "Ottawa Senators defenceman Fredrik Claesson will have a hearing Thursday for an illegal check to the head on forward Noel Acciari of the Boston Bruins, NHL Player Safety announced. Late in the first period, Claesson cut across the ice and delivered the hit, prompting a scrum to ensue between..." December 28

  • Senators' Claesson suspended 2 games

    Ottawa Citizen "Fredrik Claesson got the book thrown at him by the National Hockey League on Thursday. The Ottawa Senators’ defenceman received a two-game suspension from the NHL’s department of player safety for his hit to the head of Boston Bruins forward Noel Acciari during Wednesday’s game at TD Garden in..." December 28

  • Senators sign centre Aaron Luchuk to entry-level deal

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have signed centre Aaron Luchuk on a three-year entry-level contract. Luchuk, 20, leads the OHL with 31 goals and is second with 56 points. He was traded to the Barrie Colts from the Windsor Spitfires on Dec. 14. He won the Memorial Cup with the Spitfires last..." December 27

  • Sens' Ryan out Sat., Smith could miss weeks

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators announced Friday both Bobby Ryan and Zack Smith are both expected to miss Saturday's contest against the Florida Panthers due to injury. Ryan injured his finger in Thursday's shootout loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, but did not suffer a break. The team is..." December 22

  • Duchene: 'I didn't get traded for Turris'

    Ottawa Sun "By now, Matt Duchene could have developed a serious complex. Prior to trading for the highly skilled centre in early November, the Senators were 6-3-5, pocketing themselves 17 of a possible 28 points. They had also scored 51 goals in the 14 games. Since landing Duchene, they are 5-11-3 and..." December 22

  • Phaneuf out, Harpur in as Senators set to face top ranked Lightning

    Toronto Sun "The Senators will make at least one lineup change for Thursday’s game against the best team and the best goalie in the NHL. Defenceman Ben Harpur will replace Dion Phaneuf, who did not make the trip to Tampa but will likely join the team for Saturday’s game against the Florida..." December 21

  • Karlsson: Melnyk's remarks 'none of our business'

    TSN "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson is not going to let team owner Eugene Melnyk's comments about the franchise over the weekend affect the team's play or how things develop as the star blueliner heads towards free agency. "That's none of our business," he told reporters after practice on..." December 19

  • Senators could consider ‘drastic’ roster changes if they miss playoffs

    Sportsnet "If the Ottawa Senators’ 2017-18 season continues to spiral, there could be some significant roster shuffling in the nation’s capital. The Sens have won two straight after blanking the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 in the NHL 100 Classic, however the team has lost 12 of the past 16 games and franchise..." December 17

  • Daly: Senators' lagging attendance is head-scratching

    Ottawa Sun "The National Hockey League can understand Eugene Melnyk’s disappointment with empty seats at the Canadian Tire Centre. While the Ottawa Senators’ owner vented Friday night to the media and even suggested he’d consider moving the franchise if the situation became a “disaster”, deputy..." December 16

  • Melnyk says he won't sell Senators, 'but you can move' franchises

    Ottawa Sun "A slap shot away from the Eternal Flame on Parliament Hill, Eugene Melnyk wouldn’t promise he’d keep the Ottawa Senators in town forever. The Senators owner, speaking before the club’s Alumni Class on the Hill on Friday night, told reporters the franchise is doing “okay” financially and, while..." December 16

  • Neil retires after 15 seasons with Senators "Forward Chris Neil, who played 15 seasons with the Ottawa Senators and is their all-time leader in penalty minutes, announced his retirement Thursday. Neil, 38, had 250 points (112 goals, 138 assists) and 2,522 penalty minutes in 1,026 NHL games, all with the Senators. He had 1,764 more penalty..." December 14

  • Senators owner Melnyk 'not selling the team — period'

    Ottawa Sun "There’s no “For sale” sign on the Ottawa Senators. Team owner Eugene Melnyk told Postmedia in an email on Wednesday night he wanted to set the record straight about reports his team had been sold, rumours captain Erik Karlsson is being traded and to respond to comments by former Ottawa centre..." December 14

  • Senators keep saying just enough of the wrong things

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion addressed a wide variety of subjects today, and he mostly said what needed to be said, but also left the door open just enough to allow all sorts of sadness to slip through. Shortly after Erik Karlsson described listing the 10 teams he’d accept a trade to as a..." December 13

  • Trading with desperate Senators could bring smart team big rewards

    Pro Hockey Talk "Aside from setting up an alternate reality in NHL 18, there aren’t many happy places to look if you’re a fan of the Ottawa Senators. Take, for instance, their Cap Friendly page. For a team often hamstrung by budget, they’re still spending a lot of money this season, and they currently lack..." December 11

  • Alex Burrows fined $5,000 for incident in San Jose

    Ottawa Sun "The National Hockey League decided not to throw the book at Alex Burrows. Thrown out of the club’s 5-0 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night when he punched Dylan DeMelo in the face with his stick or glove during a scuffle along the boards, Burrows got a call from NHL disciplinarian..." December 11

  • Senators’ Mark Stone: ‘It looks like we’re playing shinny’

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators are in a tailspin. Last year’s Eastern Conference finalists have lost 11 of their past 12 games, and Saturday’s ugly loss at San Jose has left the team seven points back of the Boston Bruins for third place in the Atlantic Division. The Senators have scored more than..." December 10

  • Ottawa Senators to ask for all no-trade lists

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have 10 players with no-trade clauses in their contracts and plan to ask each to provide a list of teams they would not be dealt to, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Among those players is Senators captain Erik Karlsson, but don’t read into that just yet. “I..." December 10

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • Ottawa Senators Plummet While Trade Speculation Heats Up

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ottawa Senators were within a goal of the Stanley Cup Final last season. On the backs of heroic performances by Erik Karlsson and Craig Anderson, a trapping, defensive team pushed the Pittsburgh Penguins to the brink of elimination before bowing out in double overtime of game seven. That had..." December 07

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • Making sense of Doughty and Karlsson’s contract comments

    Sportsnet "Drew Doughty and Erik Karlsson share a lot in common, from their draft year to their status as perennial Norris Trophy contenders, so it’s no surprise they’d be looking to land similar paycheques on the open market. Doughty made it clear that he’ll be consulting Karlsson when the time comes for..." December 03

  • Senators claim Chris DiDomenico off of waivers

    Sportsnet "Chris DiDomenico is an Ottawa Senator again. The forward was claimed off of waivers on Saturday from the Tampa Bay Lightning, just eight days after being taken off waivers from the Senators. DiDomenico never appeared in a game for the Lightning, and has three goals and six points in 12 games..." December 02

  • Senators’ Chris Wideman to undergo surgery for torn hamstring

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators defenceman Chris Wideman will undergo surgery to repair a torn hamstring, the player announced via Twitter on Friday. Wideman last played on November 16 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, after which he was sidelined with the hamstring injury. It was reported in late November that..." December 01

  • Erik Karlsson talks free agency: ‘I’m going to get what I’m worth’

    Sportsnet "Erik Karlsson made it crystal clear that he will be paid top dollar in the summer of 2019, whether that’s by the Ottawa Senators or one of the NHL’s other 30 clubs. “When I go to market, I’m going to get what I’m worth, and it’s going to be no less, no matter where I’m going,” Karlsson told the..." December 01

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Bolts claim DiDomenico after losing Dumont

    TSN "The Tampa Bay Lightning claimed forward Chris DiDomenico off waivers from the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, two days after losing Gabriel Dumont to Ottawa on waivers. DiDomenico. 28, played in 12 games this season for the Senators, notching three goals and three assists. He has also played four..." November 24

  • While Turris continues to roll, Duchene still stuck in first gear

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side, sometimes it isn’t. The two focal points of the biggest trade this season so far in the National Hockey League find themselves on opposite sides of the old expression. On the ‘grass isn’t’ side, we find Matt Duchene, now an Ottawa Senators..." November 23

  • Flames’ Eddie Lack, Senators’ Chris DiDomenico placed on waivers

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have placed goaltender Eddie Lack on waivers. Lack has struggled this season, sporting a 5.29 goals-against average and .813 save rate in four appearances. Joining the 29-year-old on the waiver wire is Ottawa Senators forward Chris DiDomenico. " November 23

  • Sens claim F Dumont on waivers

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators claimed forward Gabriel Dumont off waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. Dumont, 27, was held without a point in seven games with the Lightning this season. The Senators announced Dumont will not play Wednesday night, but is expected to join the team before..." November 22

  • 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 "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 "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