Senators Rumors & News

  • Senators GM Dorion confirms he had trade offers for Methot

    Fanrag Sports "One of the biggest questions that came up after the expansion draft related to the Ottawa Senators and defenseman Marc Methot. Nearly every other club that had to expose a quality player spun some sort of deal with the Vegas Golden Knights, sending others and draft picks to ensure that the..." June 23

  • Six Canadian teams on Methot's no-trade list

    TSN "Marc Methot doesn't appear to be heading north of the border again anytime soon. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that Methot, a native of Ottawa, has listed every Canadian team except the Senators on his 10-team no-trade list. Methot was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights off the..." June 23

  • Craig Anderson wins Masterton Trophy after harrowing season

    Bleacher Report "Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson was named the 2017 Masterton Trophy winner at Wednesday night's NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Anderson beat out Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano and Carolina Hurricanes forward Derek Ryan for the hardware, which recognizes perseverance, sportsmanship..." June 22

  • Vegas in on veteran d-men Methot, Emelin

    Pro Hockey Talk "Golden Knights GM George McPhee said he’s going to stockpile blueliners at the expansion draft. The latest rumblings certainly seem to back that up. Per TSN, two of the more experienced defensemen made available — Ottawa’s Marc Methot, and Montreal’s Alexei Emelin — are close to being Vegas..." June 21

  • Karlsson doesn’t regret playing through foot injury during playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "Erik Karlsson was Ottawa’s best player in the postseason, despite playing through a foot fracture. The price? Foot surgery that comes with a four-month recovery period. Photos of Karlsson in Las Vegas, using crutches and with a cast on his foot, began to circulate on Twitter on Tuesday, a..." June 21

  • Marc Methot isn't packing his bags for Las Vegas … yet

    Ottawa Citizen "The first phone call Marc Methot took just after 3 p.m. Saturday was from Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. The message was simple: Don’t give up hope. No, Methot won’t be protected from the Vegas Golden Knights in the National Hockey League expansion draft, but Dorion will talk..." June 18

  • Senators to protect D Ceci

    TSN "It appears defenceman Cody Ceci will be protected from the upcoming Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Citizen. The 23-year-old Ceci scored two goals and added 15 assists over 79 games with the Senators in 2016-17, his fourth year with the team. He..." June 17

  • Boucher ‘never really gave me the chance,’ says Neil

    Ottawa Citizen "Chris Neil was driving around Ottawa on Thursday with his wife, Caitlin, and a to-do list “about 30” errands long when I called and asked where he was headed. “I don’t know yet,” the Ottawa Senators all-time tough guy said with a laugh. Neil also isn’t sure where he’s going as a National..." June 16

  • There’s ‘trade interest’ for Sens’ Phaneuf

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators are one of several teams to keep an eye on during the expansion draft process. The Sens are in a bit of a sticky situation when it comes to their defense. They asked Dion Phaneuf to waive his no-movement clause so they could expose him in the Vegas draft next week, but he..." June 15

  • Chris Neil, Senators agree to part ways

    Ottawa Citizen "Chris Neil has suited up for his final game with the Ottawa Senators. It’s the end of an era, indeed. In a move that isn’t a surprise after he played only a limited role under coach Guy Boucher last season, the Senators have informed the 37-year-old rugged right winger he won’t be back next..." June 15

  • Karlsson expected to be ready for start of season after foot surgery

    Ottawa Citizen "Erik Karlsson is the latest member of the Ottawa Senators to go under the knife. The Senators’ captain, who played through the postseason with two hairline fractures in his foot, had surgery in Charlotte, N.C. Wednesday to repair torn tendons in his left foot. The recovery time is four months..." June 14

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • Phaneuf not expected to waive no-move clause

    TSN "Ottawa Senators defenceman Dion Phaneuf is not expected to waive his no movement clause ahead of the Vegas expansion draft, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. The Senators asked Phaneuf to waive his no-move ahead of Monday’s deadline for the purpose of the expansion draft. The..." June 13

  • Sens ask Phaneuf to waive no-movement clause

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators have asked defenceman Dion Phaneuf to waive his no-movement clause so they can expose him in the upcoming expansion draft, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. The 32-year-old has yet to make a decision. Teams have until 5pm ET today to ask players with..." June 12

  • How Canada’s teams could fare in the 2017 NHL expansion draft

    Globe and Mail "No team is better equipped to emerge unscathed from the 2017 NHL expansion draft than the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have no fewer than seven regulars – including emerging stars Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Mitch Marner – exempt from consideration. Under the terms of the expansion..." June 11

  • Keep or flip? Dion Phaneuf, Keith Yandle may be exposed in expansion draft

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s staggering how close the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft is to really kicking into gear, and the pool of quality available players remains a pretty big mystery. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman provided some really fascinating possibilities in the latest edition of the always-essential..." June 11

  • Senators confirm 4-5 month recovery period for Brassard

    Fanrag Sports "The Ottawa Senators confirmed a laundry list of injuries following their Round 3 exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs, including a shoulder injury for forward Derick Brassard. Now, the team has updated fans on his status, following a successful surgery: “Derick underwent surgery today in..." June 06

  • NHL to consider ‘centralized’ decision-maker for goalie interference challenges

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was the offside challenge that drew most of the attention last night, but according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, there could be a change coming to the process of goalie interference challenges. Daly was asked Monday if it might be better to have just one person in Toronto, with one..." May 31

  • Brassard out 4-5 months after surgery

    TSN "Ottawa Senators forward Derrick Brassard is set to undergo surgery on a torn labrum and will need four to five months to recover, general manager Pierre Dorion confirmed to In the Box on TSN Radio 1200 on Tuesday. Brassard had been dealing with the shoulder injury throughout the playoffs,..." May 30

  • Senators sign defenceman Christian Jaros to entry-level deal

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have signed defenceman Christian Jaros to a three-year, entry-level contract, the club announced Tuesday. Drafted by the Senators in the fifth round (139th overall) in 2015, Jaros has spent the last three seasons playing for Lulea HF of the Swedish Hockey League." May 30

  • There will be changes as Senators head into summer

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators won’t rest on their laurels. As general manager Pierre Dorion and coach Guy Boucher met with the media Monday at the Canadian Tire Centre to wrap up 2016-17 campaign, they expressed pleasure with the most successful season for the franchise in a decade, but also an..." May 30

  • NHL officially won’t participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

    The Comeback "Prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke with the media about a variety of topics concerning the league. The interviews went great if you hate ads on jerseys, mediocre..." May 30

  • Borowiecki was ready to return for Game 1 of Stanley Cup final

    Ottawa Citizen "Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki kept clinging to hope, hopping with excitement that he could live out the dream of playing in the Stanley Cup final in his hometown. Well, maybe not hopping — that would be tough to do with two torn ligaments and a torn muscle in his ankle — but if the..." May 29

  • The Senators have a very, very, very long list of injuries from the playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "Every year, NHL teams deal with injuries during the Stanley Cup playoffs, as players fight through the pain of broken bones, torn ligaments, sprains and cuts. On Monday, Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion went through a laundry list of players dealing with injuries, following his..." May 29

  • Sens GM doesn’t rule out possibility of asking Dion Phaneuf to waive NMC for expansion draft

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion met with reporters on Monday, and quickly made one thing clear heading into the summer: Craig Anderson will be protected from the expansion draft. Beyond that, Dorion has a myriad of pending decisions on his plate over the next few weeks — as does..." May 29

  • Senators GM: Anderson ‘will be the goalie we protect’ in expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion held the team’s season-ending press conference on Monday and he spoke about the team’s goalie situation heading into the expansion draft. Each team must make at least one goalie available to Vegas who is either under contract for next season or is a qualified..." May 29

  • Stanley Cup playoffs structure highlights absurd regular season

    New York Post "Nashville, which finished with the exact same record as the Islanders and with the same number of points as the Lightning (with one fewer victory, no less), is four wins away from the Stanley Cup — so remind me again of the value of the six-month, 82-game grind of the NHL regular season, if you..." May 28

  • Senators’ Bobby Ryan laughs off question about NHL Expansion Draft

    Sportsnet "The odds the Ottawa Senators leave Bobby Ryan exposed in June’s NHL Expansion Draft appear slim, and even if Pierre Dorion tempted the Golden Knights by making Ryan available there’s no guarantee Vegas would want to take on Ryan’s annual $7.25-million salary cap. While speaking with reporters..." May 28

  • Despite concussion history, Clarke MacArthur says ‘I’m going to play if I can’

    Ottawa Citizen "Before officially confirming that he’ll be back next season, Ottawa Senators winger Clarke MacArthur is hoping to get a clean bill of health. “I don’t know what the play is,” MacArthur said as he packed up his bags and sticks in the Senators dressing room. “I just want to take a week or two and..." May 28

  • Erik Karlsson of Senators to have MRI, X-rays on injured heel "Erik Karlsson will have an MRI and X-rays on his injured left heel next week, but the Ottawa Senators defenseman said Saturday he expects to fully recover. Karlsson played the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs with two hairline fractures in his foot. "I'm going to have to go over that this week,"..." May 27

  • Senators shouldn’t expose Bobby Ryan to expansion draft

    Ottawa Sun "Moments after the devastation, during the question and answer period that followed four and a quarter periods of high drama hockey, Bobby Ryan was pressed for his inner most thoughts. “Let’s get the hell back to Ottawa,” said the Senators winger. “I just want to go home, to be honest with you...." May 27

  • Nicholle Anderson declares she is cancer-free

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators may have been eliminated in the Eastern Conference Final, but goaltender Craig Anderson has received some truly incredible news in his personal life that renders any hockey result irrelevant. Anderson’s wife Nicholle has declared she is cancer-free after a battle with the..." May 27

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • Kelly or Wingels will replace White for Senators in Game 7

    Pro Hockey Talk "Either Chris Kelly or Tommy Wingels will replace Colin White for the Ottawa Senators tonight. White, 20, made his NHL playoff debut in Game 6, but he only took seven shifts and logged 2:39 of ice time. Clearly, head coach Guy Boucher didn’t trust the rookie in such a big game. Tonight in..." May 25

  • Veteran Chris Kelly urging Senators to ‘stay in the moment’

    Sportsnet "It was not a speech you’ll later find in a movie. There was no yelling or screaming, no finger pointing or stomping feet. But Chris Kelly had a message for his Ottawa Senators teammates the other day and he spoke from the heart. One of two players in the dressing room who has lifted the Stanley..." May 25

  • Clarke MacArthur, Senators believe in destiny ahead of Game 7

    TSN "When Clarke MacArthur closed his eyes on Wednesday night, the visions that danced around in his head probably weren’t all that different from those of his teammates. “I dreamt about taking that picture behind that trophy after the game,” MacArthur said Thursday. “That’s what I watched..." May 25

  • 12 NHL teams will alter uniforms in 2017-18

    Sportsnet "Save up for that back-to-school shopping, hockey fans. It will soon be time to update your wardrobe. A total of 12 NHL teams are reportedly preparing alterations to their existing uniforms for the 2017-18 season, the first season under the league’s seven-year contract with new outfitter..." May 25

  • Senators owner objects to being blamed for empty playoff seats

    Ottawa Citizen "It was hugely disappointing to see that Don Brennan, a veteran member of our Ottawa sports media establishment, has chosen to single me out as the root cause for empty seats during our spectacular playoff run. This has been too good a moment for our team, our city and our fans. I won’t ruin it..." May 25

  • Boucher shuffling the deck to give the Sens a new look for Game 6

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators will have a different look to try to stave off elimination but coach Guy Boucher is still wrestling with a couple of different rosters. As the Senators prepare to face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final, Boucher confirmed that Tommy Wingels..." May 23

  • Senators’ Burrows, Borowiecki to miss Game 6 vs. Penguins

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators will be without forward Alex Burrows and defenceman Mark Borowiecki as they face possible elimination against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final Tuesday night. Burrows missed Games 4 and 5 of the series due to a lower-body injury suffered in..." May 23

  • Sens owner: ‘very disturbing’ that tonight’s game may not sell out

    Ottawa Sun "Like everybody else across the National Hockey League, Eugene Melnyk is mystified. The Ottawa Senators are only two wins away from a trip to the Stanley Cup final but, as they prepare for Tuesday's Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the club’s owner is..." May 23

  • No update on Penguins’ Wilson after hit to the head from Senators’ Wingels

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan didn’t have an update on forward Scott Wilson, after he was seen heading to the dressing room before the end of Sunday’s game. Wilson was on the receiving end of an elbow to the head from Ottawa forward Tommy Wingels." May 22

  • Karlsson, Brassard and Ceci all good to go in Game 6 for Senators

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trailing by five goals entering the third period on Sunday evening, Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher decided he was going to shorten his bench and protect some of his most important players from further injury. So defensemen Erik Karlsson and Cody Ceci, as well as forward Derick Brassard, were..." May 22

  • No hearing scheduled for Wingels after Wilson headshot

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ottawa forward Tommy Wingels doesn’t have a disciplinary hearing scheduled for his late game headshot on Pittsburgh’s Scott Wilson, an NHL spokesman confirmed. The incident occurred with seconds remaining in the Penguins’ 7-0 Game 5 win on Sunday afternoon. Wingels wasn’t penalized on the play,..." May 22

  • The Penguins are back to being the Penguins, and the Sens are in trouble

    Ottawa Citizen "The weapon backfired. We regret to inform you the patient is now on life support and is not expected to survive the week. All that rest the Senators were able to get from days off between games didn’t help them track down the puck inside their blue line for a full 82 seconds before the..." May 22

  • Sens' Boucher: Everyone 'on the planet' knows Pens are better team

    The Comeback "The Pittsburgh Penguins made a big statement on Sunday, crushing the Ottawa Senators by a lopsided 7-0 score to grab a big Game 5 win and a 3-2 series lead. There were plenty of talking points following the game, including why Senators coach Guy Boucher kept changing goalies during his team’s..." May 22

  • Mark Borowiecki, Alexandre Burrows could return for Senators in Game 5 "Defenseman Mark Borowiecki and forward Alexandre Burrows could return to the Ottawa Senators lineup for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on Sunday (3 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVA Sports). The best-of-7 series is tied 2-2 after the Penguins'..." May 21

  • Erik Karlsson leaves Game 5, does not return for third period

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nothing has gone right for the Ottawa Senators on Sunday. Not only were they trailing by five goals to start the third period, but they also lost superstar defenseman Erik Karlsson late in the second period. He did not return for the start of the third period. Karlsson has been bothered by a..." May 21

  • Senators’ Chris Neil reflects on playoff run, long life in hockey

    Sportsnet "Chris Neil was beneath the stands at the Canadian Tire Centre as his Ottawa Senators took on the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final. The 37-year-old enforcer watched on a television in the weight room with the team’s other healthy scratches, working to keep his body game-ready —..." May 20

  • NHL announces Stanley Cup Final dates

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released the dates for the Stanley Cup Final with Game 1 officially set for May 29. Home-ice advantage will be determined by which team recorded the most regular season points. If the Pittsburgh Penguins (111) make it to the final they are guaranteed to host Game 1. The only..." May 20