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  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • Senators To Try To Sign Josh Norris

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The month of March is one where teams often look to lure players out of college with the hopes of adding them to their lineup down the stretch.  While the Senators can’t do that with the currently-injured Josh Norris, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (video link) that..." March 18

  • Sens' Erik Brannstrom to make NHL debut Thursday vs. Blues

    The Score "Ottawa Senators prized prospect Erik Brannstrom will be recalled from the AHL to make his NHL debut Thursday versus the St. Louis Blues, the team announced. Brannstrom was the crown jewel return in the deal that sent Mark Stone to the Vegas Golden Knights last month, and is largely..." March 14

  • Why the Belleville Senators are Ottawa's only hope

    The Score "Early on the morning of Feb. 22, a few hours before the Ottawa Senators traded point-per-game center Matt Duchene to Columbus, the team recalled rookie forwards Drake Batherson and Logan Brown from its AHL affiliate in Belleville, Ontario. The moves, minor as they were in the larger..." March 13

  • Senators Thomas Chabot out 'week to week'

    TSN "Ottawa Senators defenceman Thomas Chabot is listed as week to week with a broken toe, head coach Marc Crawford announced Wednesday. Thomas Chabot has a broken toe and is right now listed as “week to..." March 13

  • Senators, Oilers Making “Major Push” To Sign Max Veronneau

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s college free agent season and one of the top names available is Princeton’s Max Veronneau. The 23-year old forward recorded 37 points in 31 games this year and has apparently attracted teams from all around the NHL. Bob McKenzie of TSN reports that at least 25..." March 12

  • Senators miss playoffs again, but trades could accelerate rebuild

    NHL.com "The Ottawa Senators failed to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second straight season and fourth time in six seasons. The Senators (23-40-6) were eliminated from playoff contention Saturday when they lost 3-2 to the Boston Bruins. Here is a look at what happened in the..." March 10

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • Senators GM told team recent play was unacceptable

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators may be in a rebuilding stage, but general manager Pierre Dorion still expects more out of his team. Dorian revealed during a press conference Friday that he shared that sentiment with the players earlier in the day. "I told them that our play..." March 01

  • Senators fire Boucher, name Crawford interim

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators fired have fired head coach Guy Boucher after two and a half seasons behind the bench and named Marc Crawford as the team's interim head coach. The Senators currently sit last in the NHL with a 22-57-5 record and suffered their sixth straight loss Thursday..." March 01

  • Ottawa Senators LeBreton Development Bid In Jeopardy; Mayor points to 'frustration' dealing with Melnyk

    Ottawa Citizen "The mediation efforts to rescue the $4-billion LeBreton Flats development have failed, the National Capital Commission announced Wednesday morning. A day before the official deadline, the NCC said it has been advised by mediator Warren Winkler that he was unsuccessful in reaching a..." February 27

  • Senators will keep 'stars of tomorrow,' GM says

    NHL.com "When the Ottawa Senators traded Mark Stone to the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday, it meant they had lost each of their top five scorers from last season. Stone was traded to the Golden Knights with forward Tobias Lindberg for forward Oscar Lindberg, defenseman prospect Erik Brannstrom..." February 26

  • Golden Knights, Mark Stone agree to eight-year extension

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to an eight-year extension with Mark Stone after acquiring the star forward from the Ottawa Senators in a trade on Monday. The deal, which is expected to be north of $9 million per season, can’t officially be..." February 25

  • Senators trade star forward Mark Stone to Golden Knights

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have traded star forward Mark Stone to the Vegas Golden Knights. Per NHL approval, Stone to Vegas — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 25

  • Ottawa Senators Acquire Brian Gibbons for Patrick Sieloff

    Silver Seven "As the clock struck midnight and trade deadline day began, general manager Pierre Dorion didn’t wait until the morning to make his first, albeit minor, trade of the day. The Ottawa Senators have acquired forward Brian Gibbons from the Anaheim Ducks, in exchange for..." February 25

  • Senators prospect Jacob Bernard-Docker ‘defying the odds’ in NCAA

    Sportsnet "First impressions aren’t everything, but in the ultra-competitive world of pro hockey, they certainly count for a lot. And it’s safe to say Ottawa Senators prospect Jacob Bernard-Docker is a natural. Just ask his coach. “He was a guy that did everything..." February 24

  • Ottawa Senators Scratch Ceci, Boedker As Team Tries To Move Them

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ottawa Senators still have Mark Stone left to trade before the deadline on Monday, but the team may be looking to make even more moves. According to Darren Dreger, the Senators have made defenseman Cody Ceci and forward Mikkel Boedker both healthy scratches for precautionary reasons,..." February 24

  • Market for Mark Stone drying up due to Senators’ high asking price

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators waded into the final few days before the NHL’s Feb. 25 trade deadline with three key names all poised to potentially move. Two of them — Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel — have already been shipped out of town, both to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Only one..." February 24

  • Senators trade forward Ryan Dzingel to Blue Jackets

    Ottawa Sun "The bell tolled for Ryan Dzingel’s days with Ottawa Senators on Saturday night. Now, unrestricted free agent winger Mark Stone is the last man standing for the Senators with the clock ticking towards the NHL trade deadline on Monday at 3 p.m. ET. Only 24 hours after..." February 24

  • Senators talks for Ryan Dzingel 'gaining traction'

    Sporting News "Senators center Ryan Dzingel could be on the move soon. Trade talks for the 26-year-old are gaining traction, according to Hockey Night in Canada. Other teams believe Ottawa is getting closer to making a decision. Dzingel has 22 goals and 22 assists (the 44 points are a..." February 23

  • Bruins, Blue Jackets among teams chasing Dzingel

    The Score "A pair of Eastern Conference clubs appear to have Ryan Dzingel on their respective radars. The Boston Bruins and Columbus Blue Jackets are among the suitors for the Ottawa Senators forward, TSN's Darren Dreger reported Saturday. Ottawa reportedly made Dzingel and fellow..." February 23

  • Senators ask fans to be ‘patient’ after Duchene trade

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sometimes, making the right decision hurts. Especially in the moment. All things considered, the Ottawa Senators essentially “pulled off the Band-Aid” by trading Matt Duchene on Friday. It stings, but if the team is being honest, it was the best move. (Getting a pretty..." February 23

  • Tkachuk parents proud and nervous as sons set to battle (again)

    Sportsnet "Matthew Tkachuk still remembers that night at the Savvis Center when his split-second decision led to bloodshed still discussed today. “I saw his back turned and that he was in a vulnerable position and just buried him from behind,” admitted the 21-year old Calgary Flames..." February 23

  • Dorion: Senators offered Duchene long-term contract before trade

    The Score "One way or another, the Ottawa Senators were determined to not watch Matt Duchenedepart as an unrestricted free agent this summer. Ottawa traded away its alternate captain to the Columbus Blue Jackets Friday, but it wasn't the club's first..." February 22

  • Senators trade Matt Duchene to Blue Jackets

    Sportsnet "After months of speculation, the Ottawa Senators have traded forward Matt Duchene to the Columbus Blue Jackets. In return, the Senators receive a package including a conditional first-round draft pick from Columbus. The two teams square off in Ottawa Friday..." February 22

  • Senators recall two forwards with Matt Duchene out

    Yardbarker "With the Ottawa Senators expected to keep at least Matt Duchene out of the lineup Thursday night against the New Jersey Devils, two forwards have been recalled from the minor leagues. Filip Chlapik and Darren Archibald have both been added to the roster giving the team 14 forwards for the time..." February 21

  • Duchene not expected to play Thursday to avoid injury risk

    The Score "Matt Duchene may have played his last game with the Ottawa Senators. The pending unrestricted free agent is not expected to be in the lineup Thursday against the New Jersey Devils to avoid injury risk, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. Dreger reported on Sunday the..." February 19

  • Report: Sens table 'serious' offer to Stone

    Ottawa Sun "The clock is ticking on Mark Stone and the Ottawa Senators. It’s less than a week to the NHL trade deadline Monday at 3 p.m. EST and the Senators are hopeful they’ll find out in the next 48 hours whether the alternate captain wants to be part of the solution or moved to a..." February 19

  • Bruins will be all-in on Stone if Sens can't sign him to extension

    CBS Sports "The Boston Bruins are seriously all-in this year, and they may get a chance to show how serious they are if Mark Stone is unable to come to an agreement with the Senators. According to Larry Brooks, the Bruins would go all-in on Stone if Stone is available. Stone could become an instant..." February 19

  • Potential trade between Senators, Jets gaining traction

    NHL.com "A meeting between Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion and Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff on Sunday further fueled speculation about the Jets' interest in Senators forwards Matt Duchene, Mark Stone and Ryan Dzingel, each of whom can become an unrestricted free agent on July..." February 18

  • Sens don't plan to sit Duchene or Stone

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators are not expected to sit pending unrestricted free agents Mark Stone, Matt Duchene or Ryan Dzingel in their games this week leading up to the trade deadline, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports. According to Dreger, all three forwards are expected to dress..." February 18

  • Jets interested in Senators' Duchene, Stone, Dzingel

    The Score "The Winnipeg Jets appear to be turning to the Ottawa Senators for a Stanley Cup push. The Jets are interested in Senators forwards Matt Duchene, Mark Stone, and Ryan Dzingel, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun. Winnipeg will turn to Dzingel as a contingency plan..." February 18

  • Duchene, Panarin among players to watch before Trade Deadline

    NHL.com "Here are a few players to watch before the deadline comes, listed in alphabetical order:   Sergei Bobrovsky, G, Columbus Blue Jackets: The two-time Vezina Trophy winner can be an unrestricted free agent July 1 and has refused to discuss a new contract. Despite..." February 18

  • Sens make Duchene available, re-engage with Stone in contract talks

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators have made Matt Duchene available and have re-engaged with Mark Stone in discussions regarding an extension over the past few days to see if there's common ground, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports. Trade talks involving Duchene are expected to heat up..." February 17

  • Senators plan to trade Duchene

    The Score "Barring any last-minute changes, the Ottawa Senators will trade center Matt Duchene before the Feb. 25 deadline, TSN's Darren Dreger reported on Sunday. Mark Stone's future in Ottawa should also be determined early this week, well in advance of the trade deadline, Dreger..." February 17

  • Senators’ Julius Bergman Likely To Return To Sweden

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The entire Mike Hoffman situation last summer was regrettable for all involved and forced the Ottawa Senators’ hand. However, since the initial trade out of Ottawa, it has only gotten worse for the Senators. First, the team received an underwhelming return back for the perennial..." February 17

  • Golden Knights, Jets showing interest in Stone

    Ottawa Sun "As if there wasn’t enough talk about the Ottawa Senators making a deal with the Winnipeg Jets, the discussions hit another level Friday. As the Ottawa Senators prepare to face the Jets on Saturday night at Bell MTS Place, there is no shortage of speculation surrounding the..." February 16

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • Senators recall goaltender Filip Gustavsson

    Ottawa Sun "If, as the Ottawa Senators hope, Filip Gustavsson eventually develops into their goaltender of the future years from now, he might leave out a small detail about how and why he dressed for a National Hockey League game for the first time. It’s all about an errant tennis..." February 13

  • Pierre LeBrun reveals a new team reportedly interested in Matt Duchene

    Bardown "In the recent weeks, the discourse around the NHL rumour mill has prominently featured the Columbus Blue Jackets' unique situation with pending free agents Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky. With the team in playoff contention, it appears the Blue Jackets could actually be both buyers and..." February 13

  • Decisions On Ottawa’s Impending Free Agents Expected This Week

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL Trade Deadline is right around the corner and no team is under more pressure to figure out what their position will be than the Ottawa Senators. The Senators are in the unenviable position of having to both work on extensions and field trade offers for three of the most prolific..." February 10

  • Senators’ Matt Duchene still undecided on future in Ottawa

    Sportsnet "Matt Duchene does not sound like a man ready to give up easily on the Ottawa Senators, the franchise that has bailed on so many hockey stars before him. The opportunity to play in his home country, in his home province, to raise his own young family just a three-hour drive from where..." February 07

  • Melnyk says Senators plan to spend up to salary cap during 2021-25 window

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators have staked out a long-term plan for success and it includes undergoing some major spending. The team held a corporate event in Toronto on Tuesday for close to 200 people, including sponsors and partners. Owner Eugene Melnyk said that following another..." February 07

  • Senators make minor trade, Max McCormick swapped for J.C. Beaudin

    Silver Seven "The Senators and Avalanche made a minor swap this morning, with the Avs acquiring Max McCormick, and the Sens receiving Jean-Christophe Beaudin in exchange. Trade: February 06

  • Anderson wants to stay with Senators

    NHL.com "Craig Anderson made it clear he doesn't want to play anywhere but Ottawa. Though some of his teammates, especially forwards Mark Stone, Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel could be traded before the deadline, the 37-year-old goalie told The Athletic on Monday he wants to stay..." February 05

  • Duchene's agent meets again with Dorion

    TSN "Matt Duchene's agent, Pat Brisson, met with Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion once again Monday in Ottawa regarding a contract extension for the pending free agent, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports. The NHL trade deadline is 21 days away and it's been..." February 04

  • Minnesota, Ottawa Put Three Players On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports the Minnesota Wild and Ottawa Senators put three players on waivers Sunday as the Wild placed defenseman Nate Prosser and winger J.T. Brown on waivers, while the Senators put winger Nick Paul on waivers as well. Friedman also reported that Toronto..." February 03

  • Senators’ Zack Smith, Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov fined by NHL

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators forward Zack Smith was fined $5,000 for an elbow to the head of Pittsburgh Penguins defender Marcus Pettersson, the league announced Saturday. The incident occurred during the two teams’ Friday night meeting, which saw Smith earn an elbowing minor for the..." February 02

  • Stone, Duchene and Senators all have decisions to make in the near future

    Ottawa Sun "Decision day is coming for Mark Stone, Matt Duchene and the Ottawa Senators. They know it, they understand it and they’re preparing for it. As the Senators returned from their eight-day break Thursday with a skate at the PPG Paints Arena, it didn’t take long for..." February 01