Senators Rumors & News

  • Senators use four-goal third to defeat Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Two shots by Chris Kelly 12 seconds apart in the third period turned a close game into a rather comfortable victory for the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. The first, with the score 3-2 in Ottawa's favor, saw the Senators center hit the cross bar, leaving a loose puck in the..." October 18

  • Former NHL star Alexei Kovalev makes surprise comeback to pro hockey at 43

    CBS Sports "In a moment reminiscent of Roger Dorn in Major League II, former NHL star Alexei Kovalev is activating himself to play while also serving as general manager for EHC Visp, a second-division Swiss pro team. An injury to forward William Rapuzzi created an opening, so the 43-year-old former NHL..." October 18

  • Green gets first hat trick in Red Wings' win

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Defenseman Mike Green's best days for creating offense may be behind him, but he did something Monday night that he never accomplished before. Green posted his first career hat trick to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-1 win against the Ottawa Senators at Joe Louis Arena...." October 17

  • Let's hope Erik Karlsson's solid defensive play holds up

    Ottawa Sun "There’s a reason Erik Karlsson finished second in Norris Trophy voting last year, when he was doing things offensively no other defenceman had done in decades. It’s not a popularity contest, otherwise the often charming and funny Senators captain might have no peers. It had to do with his..." October 15

  • Karlsson goal in shootout lifts Senators past Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Usually when a defensemen is taking part in a shootout, a number of forwards have already been used. But Guy Boucher only waited until the fourth round before taping Erik Karlsson on the shoulder Saturday night at Canadian Tire Centre. "I've done some worse things," the..." October 15

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • Senators appear in no rush to re-sign Zack Smith

    TSN "In many cases, a player headed to unrestricted free agency coming off a career-best season would be cause for concern for an NHL front office. However, the Ottawa Senators appear to be taking a patient approach when it comes to negotiating with Zack Smith after his 25-goal campaign. There..." October 14

  • Matthews' 4 goals not enough as Leafs fall to Sens

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris believed his team's best chance in overtime Wednesday was for him to win the faceoff that started the extra session. He knew it was not a good idea to let Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews touch the puck again. "I emphasized that..." October 12

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Sens send F Lazar to minors to start season

    TSN "Third-year forward Curtis Lazar will start the 2016-17 season in the minors, the Ottawa Senators announced on Tuesday. The 21-year-old was fighting through a case of mononucleosis during training camp, but has been medically cleared to play. “We received some good news regarding Curtis on..." October 11

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • Senators ‘out’ on UFA defenceman Kris Russell

    Sportsnet "Don’t expect defenceman Kris Russell to end up with the Ottawa Senators. The team is not pursuing the UFA, according to GM Pierre Dorion. The Senators are content to move forward with the eight defencemen currently on the roster: Erik Karlsson, Dion Phaneuf, Marc Methot, Cody Ceci, Mark..." October 07

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • Sens sign Maxime Lajoie to an entry-level contract "The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has signed defenceman Maxime Lajoie to a three-year entry-level contract. Lajoie, 18, was the Senators' fifth-round pick (133rd overall) at June's NHL Draft in Buffalo. He established new major junior career highs with eight goals..." October 03

  • Senators' Ryan, Ceci benched for period after arriving late to meeting

    Ottawa Sun "With some coaches, being on time means arriving at least 15 minutes early. Guy Boucher isn’t that strict. “It’s very simple,” the Senators new sheriff said Saturday. “You’re on time or you’re not on time.” Bobby Ryan and Cody Ceci were four minutes late for a 12:30 p.m. team meeting..." October 02

  • Senators winger Clarke MacArthur doesn't plan to retire after suffering another concussion

    Ottawa Sun "The calls for Clarke MacArthur to retire have already been heard since he suffered his fourth concussion in 18 months Sunday. He wants everybody to know he intends to be back as soon as he can. As the Senators prepared to face the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night at the Bell Centre in a..." September 30

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Senators' AHL team moving to Belleville

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators are expected to make the move of their AHL affiliate to Belleville for 2017-18 season official on Monday, Postmedia has learned. After more than nine months of negotiations with city of Belleville officials, the Senators have called a news conference for Monday at 11 a.m. at the..." September 26

  • Turris feeling good after injury-plagued 2015-16 season

    Ottawa Citizen "The soft-spoken Kyle Turris has never been one to seek attention. Even so, there has been remarkably little talk lately about the guy who has served as the Senators’ top centre for the past several seasons — a guy who is once again healthy after trying to play through a variety of ailments last..." September 25

  • MacArthur diagnosed with concussion after hit by Senators hopeful Sieloff

    Sportsnet "Senators forward Clarke MacArthur suffered a concussion after taking a hit from defenceman Patrick Sieloff at Ottawa training camp on Sunday." September 25

  • Senators' Stone diagnosed with concussion

    TSN "Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone has been diagnosed with a concussion, head coach Guy Boucher announced Saturday morning. Stone's progress will be evaluated daily." September 24

  • Senators close in on finalizing AHL move to Belleville

    Ottawa Citizen "The Senators could finally settle on a new home for their AHL affiliate as early as next week. After months of negotiations with plenty of twists and turns, Belleville city council is set to hold an open session Monday, where it’s believed it will likely approve more than $20 million in..." September 24

  • Lazar (mononucleosis) absent as Sens open camp

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ottawa opened training camp minus one of its better young players, as former first-rounder Curtis Lazar was out due to mononucleosis. And it doesn’t sound like Lazar will be back anytime soon. “We’re going to be really cautious,” Sens head coach Guy Boucher said, per the Sun." September 23

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Senators sign goaltender Bryan Pitton to PTO

    Today's Slapshot "The Ottawa Senators have made a move in the crease as the club has signed goaltender Bryan Pitton to a professional tryout. He is slated to back up fellow net-minder Chris Driedger when the Senators’ rookies square off versus the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. Pitton, 27, is a former..." September 17

  • Ottawa signs Bartkowski to PTO

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators signed defenceman Matt Bartkowski to a professional tryout contract. Bartkowski, 28, played in 80 games last season for the Vancouver Canucks, scoring six goals and earning 12 assists for 18 points, while adding 50 penalty minutes." September 16

  • Senators' Dorion on the right course

    Ottawa Sun "Pierre Dorion has already put his stamp on the Senators. But he may not be done tinkering. The Senators GM was on the course at the beautiful Royal Ottawa Golf Club Monday for the club’s annual charity tournament, however, between chips and putts he spent a lot of time on the phone because..." September 13

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Cody Ceci inks new deal with Ottawa Senators

    Today's Slapshot "With the weeks ticking down until the 2016-17 regular season begins, Ottawa Senators defenseman Cody Ceci was one of the league’s remaining restricted free agents who had yet to see a new deal. That changed on Tuesday, though. The Senators confirmed that Ceci, who finished his 2015-16 season..." August 23

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Senators sign three-year deal with Logan Brown

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators have signed Logan Brown to a three-year entry-level deal. Selected No. 11 overall in the NHL entry draft in June, the Windsor Spitfires forward agreed to the deal Friday morning at the Canadian Tire Centre which means if he makes the team coming out of training camp next month..." August 19

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • Sens will retire Daniel Alfredsson’s No. 11 this season

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators made their “significant hockey announcement” on Tuesday. The team announced that they’ll be retiring Daniel Alfredsson’s number 11 prior to their home game against the Detroit Red Wings on Dec. 29. There’s no doubt that Alfredsson is fully deserving of this honor. He’s the..." August 17

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Sens GM Dorion: 'We're a playoff team'

    Ottawa Sun "It’s just over a month — 39 days for those keeping score at home — until the Senators report for training camp at the Canadian Tire Centre but Pierre Dorion sounds like a man who can’t wait to get going. The Senators GM, heading into his first season in this role after taking the reins from..." August 15

  • Which Craig Anderson will show up for Senators this season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Heading into last year, some worried that the Ottawa Senators would put too much stock in Andrew Hammond‘s stunning, likely unrepeatable run (which saved their 2014-15 season). That didn’t happen. Instead, Craig Anderson regained his role as the clear No. 1 goalie; Hammond only appeared in four..." August 14

  • Ottawa Senators welcome Derick Brassard with open arms

    Ottawa Citizen "Who says you can’t go home? Derick Brassard welcomed the move to the Senators with open arms. Dealt to the Senators last month by the New York Rangers in exchange for Mika Zibanejad, the Ottawa centre met with the local media for the first time since the trade last month Friday morning at..." August 13

  • Puempel shooting for full-time NHL job with Senators

    Ottawa Citizen "At the Canadian Tire Centre, whenever Matt Puempel scores a goal for the Ottawa Senators, they play Elvis Costello’s Pump It Up over the arena sound system. Perhaps considering how his 2015-16 campaign went, something by Yo-Yo Ma might be more appropriate. Essex’s Puempel was up and down..." August 12

  • Sens, Ceci discussing bridge and long-term deals

    Ottawa Sun "Cody Ceci is the last man not signed on the dotted line. But by the time the Senators open the season on Oct. 12t, GM Pierre Dorion is confident Ceci will be back on the club’s blueline. Speaking to reporters Friday at the Bell Sensplex, Dorion indicated he’s been in regular contact with..." August 12

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • Zibanejad moved into new Ottawa house days before trade to New York

    The Score "Mika Zibanejad had plans to move this summer - within Ottawa. The newest member of the New York Rangers moved into a new house during his final days as a Senator, writes NHL's Dan Rosen. Zibanejad was traded on July 18 in a move that saw Derick Brassard head to the Canadian..." August 06