Craig Anderson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Anderson, Senators agree to three-year extension

    NHL.com "The Ottawa Senators believe they have one of the best goaltending tandems in the NHL, and they acted Monday to ensure it will remain that way past this season. The Senators and goaltender Craig Anderson agreed to terms on a three-year, $12.6 million contract extension that keeps Anderson under..." August 26

  • Now is time for Ottawa Senators to trade Andy

    Ottawa Sun "The list of teams looking for a No. 1 goalie this summer will be short, but if the Senators can somehow find the right match they really should deal Craig Anderson. Potentially, they could answer some roster needs or stock up on their draft picks, plus solve a problem of their own that's soon..." April 16

  • Senators' aching Andy still not ready

    Ottawa Sun "Recovering from a shoulder issue, Craig Anderson could have stayed home Wednesday night. Instead, he showed what kind of a teammate he is by standing beside the bench and supporting his fellow Senators in the skills competition. That, however, could be as close as Anderson gets to the ice for..." March 14

  • Craig Anderson not happy about P.K. Subban's OT goal celebration

    CBC Sports "P.K. Subban is often a lightning-rod for controversy and it's often for reasons that are completely groan-worthy. The latest spat comes from Thursday night's contest between the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators. Subban scored the game-winning goal in overtime and he was rather excited about..." January 18

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    Ottawa Senators @Senators

    Update: #Sens coach MacLean confirms to media that the team will have no lineup changes tonight. @RobinLehner starts in goal for Ottawa.

  • Lehner pushing Anderson for top job

    Ottawa Citizen "The net belongs to Robin Lehner. But for how long? Senators starting goaltender Craig Anderson, who suffered a stiff neck in a collision with Dallas Stars forward Valeri Nichushkin last Sunday, is back practicing with the team and says he’s ready to start as early as Saturday against the..." November 09

  • Anderson feeling fortunate to be back on the ice

    Ottawa Citizen "Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson remembers every detail of the hit from Valeri Nichushkin of the Dallas Stars last Sunday and he has re-lived it while watching the video. He agrees that the episode looks “pretty nasty” and he understands all the deep concerns Ottawa Senators fans had..." November 07

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    Brent Wallace @tsn_wally

    Anderson is day to day "depending on level of comfort" according to MacLean. "It's as positive as can be"

  • Senators' Anderson leaves game after collision

    NHL.com "Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson left the game Sunday against the Dallas Stars following a collision with Stars rookie Valeri Nichushkin at 1:44 of overtime. The Senators forced OT with 10 seconds remaining on a goal by Bobby Ryan that tied the game at 3-3. Anderson gave a thumb's up and..." November 03

  • Will Senators goalie Craig Anderson Continue to Dominate?

    Silver Seven "No and that's ok. Craig Anderson's 2012-13 season was historic; he finished the year with a record-setting .941 save percentage besting the mark established by former Senators goalie Brian Elliott the previous season (.940 SV%). If not for an unfortunate ankle sprain which kept Anderson out of..." September 29

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    Renaud Lavoie @RenLavoieRDS

    Craig Anderson will be in net for Senators Sunday. #RDS

  • Senators goaltender Craig Anderson wins first career NHL playoff series in convincing fashion

    Ottawa Sun "A hero is born every minute in the playoffs. And, now the questions about Craig Anderson can finally be put to rest for good. Nobody in the Senators dressing room wanted — or needed — this post-season victory more than the club's top goaltender. He has been chasing one his whole..." May 11

  • Senators goaltender Craig Anderson ready to return to action

    Ottawa Sun "Craig Anderson is good to go. Out since Feb. 21 with a high ankle sprain, the NHL's leading goalie has declared he's ready to return to action, Senators GM Bryan Murray said after trading Ben Bishop Wednesday. "That's what I've been told," said Murray. "I don't know if he'll play in Buffalo..." April 04

  • Three’s Company in the Ottawa Senators net

    Ottawa Citizen "Apparently, nobody bothered to tell the Ottawa Senators that the three goaltending system isn’t supposed to work. Here we are, 9 ½ weeks into the NHL season and the Senators’ three-headed monster (at least in the minds of frustrated opposition shooters) is leading the league in goals against..." March 27

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    Bruce Garrioch @

    Anderson hasn't responded. He will stay off the ice.

  • Sens star Craig Anderson limping around

    Ottawa Sun "Craig Anderson limped into Scotiabank Place with Senators GM Bryan Murray Friday morning. That was the only good sign for the Senators. Ottawa's top goaltender wasn't on the ice when the pucks were flying at noon and he certainly won't be in the net to face the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs..." February 23

  • Senators lose star goalie Anderson but win game

    Ottawa Citizen "As Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson lay on the ice outside the crease, defenceman Marc Methot was staring in disbelief. Methot couldn’t fathom the possibility of yet another major injury happening to another pivotal player. “That was tough,” said Methot, who watched, along with the..." February 22

  • Senators Goalie Craig Anderson Leaves Game With Injury, Helped Off The Ice

    SI.com "When it rains, it pours. Already decimated by injury to a number of its stars, Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson, arguably the best goalie in the NHL this season, was carried off the ice after an early third period collision with New York rookie Chris Kreider. Kreider’s feet were taken out..." February 21

  • Silver Nuggets: I like Craig Anderson

    Silver Seven "In last night's GDT, user KnockSomeSensIntoYou made one of those simple points that often get overlooked: Seriously, can we talk about how great Andy has been playing. I feel like he’s been shot down cause of Karlsson’s play. And yeah, Erik Karlsson is the best defenseman in the..." February 13

  • Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson off to great start this season

    Ottawa Sun "As Saturday's practice wound down, Daniel Alfredsson took part in a different version of 'keep away' along one of the Bell Centre blue lines. He stood in the middle as two teammates tried to pass a puck to each other without the captain getting his stick on it. They usually went high, forcing..." February 03

  • Craig Anderson named NHL's first star for January

    Ottawa Citizen "Senators goaltender Craig Anderson is off to a fast start this season, and Friday the NHL named him its first star for January. Patrick Marleau, who leads the undefeated San Jose Sharks with nine goals, was No. 2 and Buffalo Sabres and league scoring leader Thomas Vanek (15 points) took the..." February 01

  • Anderson up for challenge of matching Lundqvist

    Ottawa Sun "Craig Anderson has been here before. The goaltender got his first taste of the NHL playoffs in 2010, backstopping the No.8-seeded Colorado Avalanche against the heavily-favoured Sharks. He came out on the losing end of that six-game set, but not before a career-making 51-save performance in..." April 12

  • Andy's on playoff mission

    Ottawa Sun "Can Craig Anderson handle the pressure? Until he suffered a hand injury slicing frozen chicken in the kitchen on Feb. 22 after shutting out the Washington Capitals, the Senators goalie carried the load and played a major role in getting this club to the playoffs. Now, as the Senators open..." April 11

  • Anderson: Karlsson should be lock for Norris

    Ottawa Sun "Erik Karlsson has heard the debate. In fact, he hasn't been able to avoid the noise. With the final ballots for trophy voting by members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association due next week, should the high-scoring Senators defenceman win the Norris Trophy as the league's top..." April 05

  • Anderson a cut above for Sens

    Ottawa Sun "So much for Craig Anderson easing back into work. The Senators goaltender, fresh off a month-long break after cutting his hand during an accident in the kitchen, will make his third consecutive appearance in four days on Monday when Ottawa faces the Jets in Winnipeg. Backup goalie Ben Bishop..." March 26

  • Anderson won't explain bizarre cut

    Ottawa Sun "If there still exists any suspicions over how exactly the right-handed Craig Anderson sliced a tendon in his right hand, the Senators' No. 1 goalie did nothing to squelch them when facing the media for the first time one week after the incident. "I really don't care to talk about the details of..." March 02

  • Anderson cuts hand making dinner, out indefinitely

    Ottawa Citizen "Maybe Craig Anderson should have just gone out for dinner after the game. Certainly Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray must be wishing he did. But Anderson decided instead to make a meal at home after Wednesday's game against the Washington Capitals, and that decision has jolted..." February 24

  • Doing the goalie shuffle

    Ottawa Citizen "To coincide with Tuesday's birthday of Charles Dickens, this is A Tale of Two Cities, or at least, two goaltending situations. At one end, there was Ottawa Senators workhorse Craig Anderson, who has played in more games (51) and faced more shots (1,500-plus) than any other goalie in the NHL..." February 08

  • Coach ponders: Auld or Anderson vs. Blues?

    Ottawa Sun "Craig Anderson could finally get a break from the Ottawa Senators net. Senators coach Paul MacLean told reporters he's not sure if the club's No. 1 goalie will make the start Tuesday night against Brian Elliott and the St. Louis Blues as this five-game homestand continues at Scotiabank..." February 06

  • Auld to keep warming bench

    Ottawa Sun "It was the closest Alex Auld has come to starting a Senators game in more than a month. Asked Thursday which of his goalies would work the crease against the Islanders, coach Paul MacLean actually hesitated before announcing that it would be Craig Anderson. Why the slight delay? "I was..." February 03

  • Anderson steals another one for Senators

    Ottawa Citizen "They're leading charmed lives, these pesky Ottawa Senators. They lived on the edge again on Tuesday night, falling behind 2-0 before coming back to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2. Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza, and Kyle Turris, with the winner at 1:24 of the third period, scored for..." January 18

  • Anderson stars on Broadway

    Ottawa Sun "Craig Anderson won't be at the NHL's all-star weekend at Scotiabank Place, but he sure played like a star on Broadway Thursday night. After a tough start to the season, the Senators goalie served notice he's rounding into form at just the right time by making 34 saves in a 3-0 victory over the..." January 13

  • Unsung Anderson leads Senators to victory

    Ottawa Citizen "Craig Anderson ranks way back of the NHL goaltending pack in a number of categories, but his 19 wins are tied for second in the league. On Thursday night, Anderson turned in perhaps his best performance of the season, leading his Ottawa Senators to a 4-1 victory on a night they were outplayed..." January 06

  • Anderson or Auld Friday? Time to step up

    Ottawa Sun "Red seems to bring out the best in the Senators — both the jersey colour and when they're red-faced with embarrassment. As a team, they have responded well to shellackings like the 6-2 browbeating delivered by the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday. In the six games the Senators have played following..." December 30

  • Raggedy Andy

    Ottawa Citizen "History shows that Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson will have to be much better for the team to make the National Hockey League playoffs. In the past five seasons, only one NHL team - the 2006-07 Tampa Bay Lightning - has made the postseason when its No. 1 goaltender had a save..." December 30

  • Sens' Anderson needs more help

    Ottawa Sun "Craig Anderson can't do it by himself. If the Senators are going to have a realistic shot at making the playoffs, they'd better hope the veteran goaltender and the rest of the players can find some help because they're on the outside looking in at the NHL's playoff picture at the moment. The..." December 16

  • Sens goalie's got retro mask appeal

    Ottawa Sun "Senators goalie Craig Anderson will sport a retro goalie mask for the first time Wednesday as the Senators host the Boston Bruins. "It looks good," Anderson said. "It'll go with the third jersey. It's got the old logo, It's retro, a tribute to the 20th anniversary." " December 13

  • Anderson provides key saves, chutzpah

    Ottawa Citizen "It could be giant Zdeno Chara, mouth agape, with Lord Stanley's chalice in his mighty hands. Or, a defeated team sitting on the ice, players backs to the boards, heads slumped so low that faces can't be seen. From my view, the lasting image from the Senators' late season turnaround — the seeds..." November 23

  • Andy's dandy in Sens win

    Ottawa Sun "Craig Anderson held the Senators in the game early, then won it for them late Tuesday at RBC Center. In between, the young Senators learned a lesson: To beat the Hurricanes, they discovered, it's imperative to play a full 60 minutes. A 3-2 shootout decision gave the Senators their third win..." October 26

  • Sens' Anderson needs help

    Ottawa Sun "Craig Anderson is learning how to defend himself. The way the Senators are playing in front of him, he has to. "You need the guys around you for support," said Anderson, who will start in goal against the reborn Winnipeg Jets Thursday at Scotiabank Place. "Just like a goal scorer. He needs..." October 20

  • Maybe Sens won't stink

    Ottawa Sun "Craig Anderson has seen the pre-season predictions that say the Senators will stink. The Senators goalie would like to prove a few of the experts wrong as the club prepares to open the season Friday in Detroit. Expectations have rarely been lower than they are for the Senators now. In many..." October 03

  • It will all start and stop (they hope) with Craig Anderson

    Ottawa Citizen "The image of Craig Anderson's ear-to-ear grin remains fresh in my mind. Or as fresh as anything can be that you saw at 1 a.m. after watching more than six periods of a first-round NHL playoff doubleheader. There was Anderson being interviewed on the ice at Denver's Pepsi Centre as April 18,..." October 03

  • Craig Anderson not worried about barrage of shots he's likely to face in goal this season

    Ottawa Citizen "From our Famous Last Words department, this just in: Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson is not worried about being worn out halfway through the season by a steady diet of 40-shot games, because he's older and wiser, and used to the mental strain of being an NHL goalie. Er, OK. But we'll..." October 03

  • Anderson to dedicate offseason to wife, baby arrival

    Ottawa Citizen "With his wife Nicole expecting their first child in June, Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson knows he's going to be a busy man this summer. One thing he's glad he won't have to worry about is where he'll be playing hockey in September. In the 18 games he played after being acquired from..." April 11

  • Anderson already likes Senators' chances

    Ottawa Sun "Craig Anderson won't be at Scotiabank Place when the Senators clean out their lockers Monday. The Senators goalie got his stuff together quickly Sunday morning and left for Florida to be with his wife Nicole, as the couple prepares for the birth of their first child. Signed to a four-year,..." April 11

  • Pregnant wife on Anderson's mind

    Ottawa Sun "Craig Anderson will say thanks, but no thanks when the U.S. knocks on his door with an invite to the world championship. And as the best American goalie who currently has no hockey on his schedule from April 29-May 15, the rejection will be a blow of some degree to his country's..." March 31

  • Despite Anderson, Sens in shootout shambles

    Ottawa Sun "When it comes to shootouts, the Senators know both ends of the spectrum. They have the best goalie and the worst shooters. When Craig Anderson gave up the deciding goal to Atlanta's Andrew Ladd Sunday, it marked the first time the Senators goalie had been beaten in 16 shootout attempts this..." March 29

  • Hoping he's the No. 1

    Ottawa Citizen "From Damian Rhodes through Jani Hurme, Martin Prusek, Patrick Lalime, Dominik Hasek, Ray Emery, Brian Elliott and Pascal Leclaire, the goaltending hopes of the Ottawa Senators have been waylaid by bad goals, injuries and misadventure. Now they're rolling the dice again and putting their faith..." March 22

  • Senators sign Craig Anderson to four-year, $12.75 million contract extension

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators have signed goalie Craig Anderson to a four-year, $12.75 million contract extension. Anderson was acquired from the Colorado Avalanche in a mid-February trade for Brian Elliott. He was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this summer." March 21

  • Anderson poised to return to net

    Ottawa Sun "Expect Senators G Craig Anderson to suit up against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. He has been in the gym and is resting a lower-body injury." March 21