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  • Red-hot Duchene reportedly making progress on extension with Sens

    TSN "Maybe John Tortorella was right. There really may be nothing like playing guilty in the NHL, a hot streak the product of getting caught on camera badmouthing your coach. Or maybe it has simply coincided with the fact that his agent engaged in meaningful contract extension..." November 20

  • Concussion suits against NHL face headwinds

    Detroit News "The legal strategy of the NHL to defeat a class-action suit by players concerned about brain injuries might prove successful, but the issue of legal responsibility for potential long-term effects of brain trauma remains at issue, according to legal experts. In attempting to settle..." November 20

  • Panthers' Hoffman denies being problem in Sens' locker room prior to trade

    The Score "Monday night will mark Mike Hoffman's first game in Ottawa since being traded from the Senators. Hoffman was flipped to the Florida Panthers after originally being dealt to the San Jose Sharks back in June. At the time, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion suggested that the..." November 19

  • The NHL is doing everything it can to avoid another lockout

    New York Post "The Canceler-in-Chief’s collective bargaining history precedes him, so buyer beware, but it is a fact that all precincts are reporting reason for optimism as the NHL and the NHLPA continue a series of preliminary talks aimed at extending the CBA before either party can exercise its..." November 19

  • Senators, Matt Duchene’s agent have held contract discussions

    Sportsnet "The recent Uber scandal might not deter the Ottawa Senators from signing Matt Duchene to a contract extension. Duchene’s agent, Pat Brisson, recently met face to face with Senators brass for the second time this season to discuss a new contract for his client, Sportsnet’s..." November 18

  • Driver who filmed Sens players says he destroyed 2nd clip

    The Score "The Uber driver who captured and posted footage of Ottawa Senators players criticizing assistant coach Martin Raymond claims he deleted a second video from the same ride. James Sparklin said he spoke to a member of the Senators organization and told them he got rid of the other..." November 18

  • Tkachuk's stock rises following his first NHL fight

    Ottawa Sun "Brady Tkachuk continues to win over his Ottawa Senators teammates and the club’s fans. The latest addition to the 19-year-old rookie’s resumé is his work with the gloves off. In Thursday’s 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings, Tkachuk took issue..." November 17

  • Someone created fake Twitter accounts to defend the Senators after viral Uber video

    Sporting News "The Senators have had an interesting couple of weeks off the ice — to say the least.  Nearly two weeks after several Senators players were caught on camera bad mouthing coaches and making fun of the team during an Uber ride, someone came to the defense..." November 17

  • Brady Tkachuk to remain with Senators past the nine-game mark

    TSN "Brady Tkachuk will be staying put with the Ottawa Senators. The Senators informed Tkachuk on Thursday prior to their win over the Detroit Red Wings that the 19-year-old would remain with the team past the nine-game mark. November 17

  • Senators still looking to find franchise goalie in the draft

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators must look at the career of Martin Brodeur in New Jersey with a mix of awe and envy. In 1990, the Devils drafted Brodeur 20th overall out of St-Hyacinthe in the QMJHL, and from 1993 until 2014 they hardly gave a thought to their goaltending – beyond the..." November 13

  • Ottawa Senators Recall Forward Drake Batherson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The meteoric rise of Drake Batherson continues. A relative no-name just a few years ago, Batherson is now set to join the Ottawa Senators on his first NHL call-up as a first-year pro. The team announced that they have recalled Batherson from the AHL’s Belleville..." November 13

  • Sens send F Paul to AHL

    TSN "The Senators have re-assigned forward Nick Paul to the AHL's Belleville Senators, the team announced Monday.  November 12

  • Senators' Chris Wideman: Dealing with lower-body issue

    CBS Sports "Wideman (lower body) will sit out of Sunday's game versus the Panthers. Wideman's absence will open the door for Nick Paul to crack the lineup. " November 11

  • Matt Duchene says Senators have gotten stronger from Uber video

    Sportsnet "Could Uber-gate end up being a good thing for the Ottawa Senators? The embarrassing video, which shows several players ripping the team’s systems and penalty kill, leaked this past Monday and was yet another kick to a franchise that has been down for quite some..." November 11

  • Senators ban Ottawa Citizen reporter from team charter after Uber scandal

    Ottawa Sun "There are 31 teams in the National Hockey League. All of them fly charter for road trips. But for the past several years, only one of them has allowed reporters to travel together with the team. That is, until now. Days after the Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa..." November 10

  • Uber driver calls posting Ottawa Senators video 'dumbest decision' of his life

    Ottawa Citizen "The Uber driver who recorded several Ottawa Senators players and posted the video online says he’s been fired from his job after making “the dumbest decision” of his life. James Sparklin was behind the wheel the night seven Senators players climbed into his Toyota..." November 09

  • Jakub Voracek rips into Uber driver for posting video of Senators players

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Jakub Voracek understands there are camera phones lurking around every corner and that privacy rarely exists in today's age of instantaneous information, but that breach of privacy was taken to a whole new level when members of the Senators were videotaped trash-talking the team by an Uber..." November 08

  • Senators' Tkachuk returns to lineup vs. Golden Knights

    CBS Sports "Tkachuk (leg) will return against the Golden Knights on Thursday, TSN's Brent Wallace reports. Tkachuk technically remains on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site, but he should be activated in short order. " November 08

  • Ottawa Senators, Matt Duchene In “Substantive Contract Talks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Despite the dark cloud that has hovered over the Ottawa Senators for more than a year, the team now finds themselves at 6-6-3 on the season after a big win last night against the New Jersey Devils. That win was important to show the team’s resilience after the latest public scandal that..." November 07

  • Senators knew of Uber video before it went public

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators say the organization was aware of the video that surfaced Monday prior to it being made public. The video was recorded during Ottawa's recent road trip through Arizona, and included players taking numerous jabs at assistant coach Martin Raymond about his..." November 06

  • Mike Condon officially assigned to AHL

    CBS Sports "Condon was expected to be sent down to AHL Belleville after he cleared waivers, with the move finally becoming official. The nail in Condon's coffin was allowing a shorthanded goal from the far blue line versus Arizona on Oct. 30. " November 06

  • Senators players apologize after being filmed ripping assistant coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "Six players from the Ottawa Senators have apologized to assistant coach Marty Raymond after their private comments were caught on tape and leaked to the public on Monday. The video, which was first reported by the Ottawa Sun/Citizen, shows Thomas Chabot, Dylan..." November 06

  • NHL goalies making adjustments to new controversial chest protector

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Over the course of a 12-year career as an NHL goalie, Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg said he only changed his chest protector twice.  “The one when I retired, there was nothing left,” Hedberg said in a phone interview with NBC Sports California. “[It..." November 05

  • Senators to host Lightning in 2,000th NHL game for each team "The Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators each will play their 2,000th NHL game when they face off at Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, TVAS, SUN, NHL.TV). The Lightning and Senators joined the NHL as the 23rd and 24th teams when they began play in the 1992-93..." November 04

  • Chabot doing great job taking torch from Karlsson in Ottawa

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s extremely early – and petty, really – to roll out a “Karlsson who?” take regarding the Ottawa Senators. Even so, it’s Thomas Chabot – not Erik Karlsson – who’s among the NHL’s highest-scoring defensemen so far in..." November 02

  • Craig Anderson set to shoulder heavy load for Senators

    TSN "Matt Duchene has seen this act from Craig Andersonbefore and believes a sequel is possible – even if it is nine years later. In the 2009-10 campaign, Anderson played in a Colorado Avalanche franchise-record 71 games, helping propel the club to an unlikely playoff..." November 01

  • Mike Condon Clears Waivers, Mike McKenna Called Up

    Silver Seven "As expected, Mike Condon cleared waivers and the Senators decided to swap backup Mikes and call up Mike McKenna. As of this afternoon he has not been officially assigned to the Belleville Senators and remains in Ottawa. (Editor’s note: The Sens may be looking for..." November 01

  • Ottawa Senators place veteran goaltender Mike Condon on waivers

    Ottawa Sun "Mike Condon didn’t get the job done Tuesday night in Arizona. Now he may be forced to battle his way back to the NHL. The Ottawa Senators’ placed their backup goalie on waivers Wednesday at noon and if he clears he’s expected to be sent to the club’s..." October 31

  • What NHL goalies are saying about smaller equipment

    Sportsnet "Midway through last season the NHL began streamlining goalie equipment with a target on leg pads and pants. Rather than goalies being allowed to wear inflated equipment that had more to do with filling up the net than protecting the player, the NHL began to enforce “form-fitting”..." October 30

  • Two suspensions in one week for Senators’ Borowiecki

    Pro Hockey Talk "Well, at least Mark Borowiecki doesn’t have to worry about just being the guy who interviewed Senators owner Eugene Melnyk in that deeply strange video. Now the veteran defenseman can also be known for … something that’s quite a bit worse. Borowiecki..." October 30

  • Senators' Borowiecki to have hearing for hit on Golden Knights' Eakin

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki will have a hearing Monday for an illegal hit to the head of Vegas Golden Knights forward Cody Eakin. October 29

  • Dorion: Duchene's been 'exactly as advertised' for Senators

    Ottawa Sun "As the banged up Ottawa Senators try to skate around their lengthy injury list, Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion is excited by what he has seen in the first four weeks of the season. There have been ugly nights, to be sure, where the young squad has been..." October 29

  • NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership "The NHL has named MGM Resorts the first official sports betting partner of the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, joined by MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren, made the announcement Monday. "The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity..." October 29

  • Senators’ Borowiecki ejected in return from suspension

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mark Borowiecki did not play for the Ottawa Senators on Friday night as he was serving a one-game suspension for elbowing Boston Bruins defenseman Urho Vaakanainen last week. He might be hearing from the NHL’s department of player safety once again. In..." October 29

  • Senators’ Zack Smith suffers broken bone in face

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators forward Zack Smith suffered a facial fracture in Friday’s 6-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche. October 27

  • Where the Senators, Avalanche stand a year after the Duchene trade

    Sportsnet "“I wanted to play playoff hockey. I’ve got eight playoff games to my name right now and for me that’s not where I want to be at this point of my career. I only get one shot at this; I only get to play this game for however long my body lets me play.” When Matt..." October 26

  • Senators’ Borowiecki suspended one game for elbowing Vaakanainen

    Sporting News "The NHL on Wednesday suspended Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki for one game for elbowing Boston Bruins defenseman Urho Vaakanainen during the teams' game Tuesday night. Borowiecki, 29, will miss Ottawa's road game Friday against the Colorado..." October 24

  • For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

    Washington Post "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started to wear an extra undershirt to protect himself. Even with Braden Holtby’s Washington Capitals teammates toning down the power of their shots in practices, he’s started to feel the sting of pucks in ways he hasn’t..." October 24

  • Mark Borowiecki to have hearing for hit on Bruins' rookie

    Boston Herald "Ottawa Senators Mark Borowiecki will have a hearing today with the NHL's Department of Player Safety for the forearm/elbow he threw at Bruins' rookie defenseman Urho Vaakanainen in Tuesday's 4-1 Bruin win at Canadian Tire Centre. The play happened early in the first period..." October 24

  • Healy: If backed by science, NHL alumni association 'all-in' on cannabis

    The Score "The group representing ex-NHL players is "all-in" on endorsing cannabis as a pain relief option for its members. That is, if future research can prove the drug’s supposed healing capabilities. "I think science has to prove it first. If science proves it,..." October 23

  • Sens' Duchene staying out of extension talks

    TSN "Though there is dialogue with the Ottawa Senators, Matt Duchene wants to leave that in the hands of his agent. TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reported Tuesday that Duchene's agent, Pat Brisson opened preliminary talks with Senators general manager Pierre..." October 18

  • Senators’ Duchene, wife use Halloween costume to announce pregnancy

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators forward Matt Duchene and his wife Ashley are expecting their first child and the couple was creative in how they made the announcement. The Senators are off to a better-than-expected 3-2-1 start and on Wednesday night they did some team bonding with an early Halloween..." October 18

  • For Senators rookie Brady Tkachuk, injury is part of NHL growing pains

    Sportsnet "Former Ottawa Senators defenceman Brendan Bell was on the phone raving about Brady Tkachuk when the subject of recklessness was raised. Minutes later, the news was released: Tkachuk, the Senators red hot rookie, is going to be sidelined for about a month after tearing a ligament in..." October 17

  • Marijuana use in the NHL: The times they are a changin'

    Sportsnet "Fairly or not, we have an image of the GMs who sit in the executive boxes at NHL games. They’re Old School, as their average age (53.9 years) would suggest. At the high end, there’s the Islanders’ 75-year-old Lou Lamoriello. Almost to a one, they’re defined by their..." October 17

  • Sens lose Brady Tkachuk for a month due to torn ligament

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators will have to soldier on without rookie winger Brady Tkachuk. The Senators winger suffered a torn ligament in his leg in Monday’s 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars and will be lost for a month. Coach Guy Boucher confirmed the injury following the..." October 17

  • Ottawa Senators Place Ceci, Dzingel, Formenton On Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators were off to a better than expected start in the early going of the season, but Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers seems to have derailed things quite a bit. In a match that reminded of a past decade with line brawls and physical play, the Senators left the loss..." October 12

  • Senators must temper free rein with youth taking over blue line

    Sportsnet "Can a team lose, fashionably, and still draw fans? This is the great experiment underway in Ottawa, where Senators players and team management are committed to delivering a more exciting brand of hockey, even if a major rebuild means those game thrills culminate in defeat more often..." October 12

  • Senators’ Thomas Chabot already thriving in expanded role

    Sportsnet "Through the first weekend of the NHL season, Ottawa Senators defenceman Thomas Chabot was a two-time social media sensation. His first blush with fame came Saturday on the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast between the Senators and home Toronto Maple Leafs. On the game-winning goal,..." October 09

  • Senators’ Mark Stone talks hosting rookie Brady Tkachuk

    Sportsnet "Veterans taking in hotshot rookies is nothing new in the NHL. Sidney Crosby famously lived with Mario Lemieux during The Kid’s early days in Pittsburgh, Nicklas Backstrom boarded with Michael Nylander in Washington, before returning to the favour to young Andre Burakovsky when..." October 06

  • Karlsson: Sens 'probably would have traded me' even if I'd accepted contract

    The Score "Erik Karlsson confirmed that he received a contract offer from the Ottawa Senatorsbefore being traded to the San Jose Sharks, but feels he would have been dealt even if he'd accepted Ottawa's proposal. The defenseman expressed that sentiment in an interview..." October 04