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  • Duchene tops TSN’s Trade Bait board

    TSN "Tick tock. With less than six weeks until the NHL’s trade deadline on Feb. 25, it’s time for Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion to begin crafting his playbook. This is where the rubber begins to meet the road for Matt Duchene and the Sens. Dorion is..." January 16

  • Senators still dealing with ramifications of Matt Duchene blockbuster

    Sportsnet "For more than a quarter-century, the Colorado Avalanche has been one of those obscure western teams that hardly registered a pulse in Ottawa. That changed dramatically in the fall of 2017, when Colorado, Ottawa and Nashville pulled off a blockbuster trade that sent Matt Duchene from..." January 16

  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • Chabot could return for Senators against Avalanche

    NHL.com "Thomas Chabot could return to the lineup for the Ottawa Senators when they host the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; TVAS, SN, ALT, NHL.TV). Chabot has missed the past eight games after sustaining an upper-body injury Dec. 28 but skated on the top defensive pairing with..." January 14

  • Bruins Acquire Center Paul Carey From Senators In Exchange For Minor League D-Man

    NESN "The Boston Bruins struck a deal for a local kid Friday. The B’s acquired journeyman forward and Boston native Paul Carey from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenseman Cody Goloubef. Carey will report to the AHL’s Providence Bruins, according to a team..." January 11

  • Why the Senators Should Trade Ryan Dzingel

    Silver Seven "I said back in September that this is not a rebuild, it’s a fire sale. A liquidation. The Ottawa Senators haven’t shown much interest in hanging on to their star talent for as long as I can remember. We’ve seen the likes of Alfredsson, Spezza, Turris, and Karlsson..." January 09

  • Jean-Gabriel Pageau Activated From Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ottawa Senators season certainly hasn’t gone swimmingly to this point, as after a surprisingly good start the team now find themselves in last place in the entire NHL. An abysmal 4-14-1 record on the road is a huge part of that while key injuries have played another big role. One of..." January 06

  • Contract talks for Senators’ Matt Duchene have cooled off

    Sportsnet "With the NHL’s Feb. 25 trade deadline a little more than a month away, the trade market on Matt Duchene should pick up soon. The Ottawa Senators forward will be an unrestricted free agent at season’s end, and has 16 goals and 40 points in 37 games so far. Given that fact..." January 06

  • Groups headed for mediation in Senators' downtown arena dispute

    Ottawa Citizen "In yet another dramatic twist in the LeBreton Flats legal saga, the main combatants have agreed to mediation to see if their disputes can be settled before Jan. 19, the date set by the National Capital Commission to end its relationship with RendezVous LeBreton. Mediation efforts begin next..." January 05

  • Senators acquire Anders Nilsson and Darren Archibald from Vancouver

    NHL.com "The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has acquired goaltender Anders Nilsson and forward Darren Archibald from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for goaltender Mike McKenna, forward Tom Pyatt and Ottawa's sixth-round selection in the 2019 NHL..." January 02

  • Ottawa, Mark Stone To Start Contract Negotiations In Two Weeks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With a team in a critical state, it would benefit the Ottawa Senators if they could re-sign one or both of their top free agents this summer. The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch reports that Mark Stone said that he expects contract negotiations to start in the next two weeks and makes it..." January 01

  • Tom Pyatt placed on waivers

    Silver Seven "With a five-game losing streak to end 2018, one that pushed the Senators to dead last in the NHL, you assumed something was going to happen. Turns out GM Pierre Dorion decided to send a message to coach Guy Boucher, placing one of his favourites, Tom Pyatt, on waivers. Likely this was..." January 01

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • Jean-Gabriel Pageau could rejoin Senators lineup earlier than expected

    Ottawa Sun "The wait for Jean-Gabriel Pageau may not be long. As the Ottawa Senators wrapped up their skate at Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, head coach Guy Boucher and Pageau, who has been out all season after having surgery to repair an Achilles tendon torn on the first day of training camp,..." December 31

  • Sens' Chabot ruled out Saturday vs. Capitals with upper-body injury

    The Score "Ottawa Senators head coach Guy Boucher confirmed Thomas Chabot will be out for at least Saturday's game versus the Washington Capitals after suffering an upper-body injury Friday night. Chabot left the game and did not return after taking a hit from New York Islanders forward Matt..." December 29

  • Sens recall Elliott, Wolanin from AHL

    TSN "The Senators recalled defencemen Stefan Elliott and Christian Wolanin from the Belleville Senators of the American Hockey League. Elliott has appeared in two NHL games with Ottawa this season while Wolanin has played in one.  Senators defenceman Thomas..." December 29

  • Senators without Chabot, Jaros for weeks

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators' blue line will be without the services of Thomas Chabot and Christian Jaros for the next three and four weeks, respectively, head coach Guy Boucher revealed on Saturday, while forward Magnus Pajaarvi is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Chabot is sidelined..." December 29

  • Senators’ Marcus Hogberg to make NHL debut vs. Capitals

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators goaltender Marcus Hogberg will make his NHL debut against the defending Stanley Cup champions. Hogberg was called up to Ottawa on Thursday, and backed up Mike McKenna in Friday’s loss to the New York Islanders. The 24-year-old will get the nod on..." December 29

  • Craig Anderson Diagnosed With Concussion

    Pro Hockey Rumors "We now know what the upper-body injury is that kept Craig Anderson out of the Ottawa Senators last game. The veteran goaltender has suffered a concussion and will not be available to the team this weekend. Defenseman Justin Falk has also been diagnosed with a concussion and will not be..." December 27

  • Anderson out with UBI for Sens

    TSN "Craig Anderson will miss Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals with an upper body injury.  Mike McKenna will get the start in net, while Marcus Hogberg will serve as the backup. " December 22

  • Senators’ Duchene, DeMelo in lineup for game vs. Devils

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators forward Matt Duchene and defenceman Dylan DeMelo will make their returns to the lineup Friday against the New Jersey Devils. Duchene has been out the past six games with a groin injury, but had been enjoying a productive season to that point. " December 21

  • Sens' Duchene to return Friday vs. Devils

    The Score "Ottawa Senators forward Matt Duchene will make his return Friday against the New Jersey Devils, the team announced. Duchene missed the Senators' last six games after leaving their Dec. 6 tilt against the Montreal Canadiens with a groin injury. " December 20

  • Former Senators assistant GM Randy Lee pleads guilty to harassment charge

    Sporting News "Former Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee pleaded guilty Thursday to a second-degree harassment charge following an incident with a 19-year-old male hotel shuttle driver in Buffalo earlier this year, according to the Buffalo News.  Lee,..." December 20

  • Melnyk being countersued for $1 billion

    Silver Seven "It’s the move we’ve all been expecting since Eugene Melnyk and Capital Sports Managment sued John Ruddy and Trinity Developments over their LeBreton Flats partnership nearly a month ago - Ruddy and Trinity have filed their counter-suit over the issue for $1 billion. This..." December 18

  • The Senators will easily hit the 2019-20 cap floor

    Silver Seven "Over the last few weeks, I’ve seen a lot of variations on a single argument as to why the Senatorswill absolutely, positively sign Mark Stone and Matt Duchene It’s a compelling argument. After all, teams have to hit the cap floor, and after shipping..." December 18

  • Ottawa Places Max McCormick On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ottawa Senators have placed winger Max McCormick on waivers, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. " December 16

  • Formenton out of World Juniors for Canada with injury

    NHL.com "Alex Formenton will not be able to play for Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship after the Ottawa Senators forward was injured in an exhibition game. Hockey Canada announced Friday that Formenton would miss the tournament, which runs Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Vancouver and..." December 15

  • Sens fans eager to turn the page on a bizarre 2018

    TSN "It was exactly one year ago – on a chilly Friday night in mid-December – when Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk’s frosty words plunged his relationship with the fan base into a deeper freeze. Speaking to reporters just prior to his club hosting an outdoor..." December 14

  • Why Ottawa could be the best fit for Vancouver's Sam Gagner

    Yardbarker "Canucks center Sam Gagner is known to be available after he was sent back to the AHL earlier this month. In an appearance on TSN 1040 (audio link), TSN’s Darren Dreger suggested that Ottawa could make sense as a fit for the 29-year-old given their rash of injuries up front. He..." December 14

  • Senators Intend To Ask Matt Duchene About Intentions After Holidays

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the Ottawa Senators must await the return of center Matt Duchene from injury in about two weeks after they placed their star player on injured reserve Saturday. However, Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos said Saturday evening on Hockey Night in Canada that the team isn’t going to wait..." December 09

  • Should Senators try a trade in wake of Matt Duchene's injury?

    Yardbarker "With leading scorer Matt Duchene on injured reserve and expected out for weeks, what little chances the Ottawa Senators had of making the playoffs this season are likely to slip away. This was always the expected result of the 2018-19 season for Ottawa, but their efforts thus far to stay out of..." December 09

  • Ben Harpur latest big defenceman looking to stick with Senators

    Sportsnet "It’s not easy to hide a 6-foot-7 hockey player, but the Ottawa Senators have managed to do it with Ben Harpur. Harpur, who technically stands six-feet, 6.5 inches in bare feet, has been an up and comer for so long in Ottawa, he’s been forgotten as often as he’s been..." December 08

  • Youth pushing Senators to stay in race says Bobby Ryan

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators promised they’d give the kids a chance this season. Before the puck was dropped Thursday night at the Canadian Tire Centre, Bobby Ryan was saying how much he’s liked what he’s seen from the Ottawa’s young players this..." December 08

  • Senators Place Matt Duchene On Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The 12-14-3 Ottawa Senators need Matt Duchene in the lineup to win hockey games. They also need him on the ice and scoring as much as possible to boost his trade value if the impending free agent center has no plans to re-sign with the team. In either case, an injury absence is of no..." December 08

  • Penguins Acquire Ben Sexton and Macoy Erkamps from the Ottawa Senators

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Ben Sexton and defenseman Macoy Erkamps from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Stefan Elliott and Tobias Lindberg, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Sexton and Erkamps will report to..." December 05

  • Bettman suggests NHL may intervene in Ottawa's arena situation

    Yahoo! Sports "Things have not been going well for the Ottawa Senators on and off the ice, and the NHL is certainly not oblivious to the situation currently unfolding in Canada’s capital. With non-stop complications in Ottawa’s plan to develop an arena in the city’s downtown core,..." December 05

  • Senators recall defenceman Erik Burgdoerfer from AHL Belleville

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have recalled defenceman Erik Burgdoerfer from AHL Belleville. Burgdoerfer has two goals and six points in 16 games with the Baby Sens, and has one assist in his five career NHL appearances. " December 01

  • Matt Duchene is getting the last laugh

    Pro Hockey Talk "Not that long ago, the story of Matt Duchene felt like a farce. If his tale was anything like the recent spate of strange classic literature mashups, he’d star alongside Rosencrantz & Guildenstern. As much sympathy as I’ve had for Duchene, it was pretty difficult to..." November 30

  • Karlsson’s return gives Sens fans a proper chance to say goodbye

    TSN "It was exactly one year ago – Nov. 30, 2017 – that the first cracks in the relationship between Erik Karlsson and the Ottawa Senators became visible to the public. On that day, Karlsson appeared to lob a grenade in the direction of the Senators front office, suggesting he..." November 30

  • Ottawa Senators Sign Justin Falk

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Justin Falk saw his professional tryout with the Colorado Eagles terminated today, but he didn’t have to wait long for another opportunity. The veteran defenseman has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Ottawa Senators that will carry a cap hit of $650K at the NHL level. " November 30

  • Erik Karlsson instantly walks out on scrum when asked about Ottawa

    Yahoo! Sports "For most people, the idea of an off-limits topic isn’t difficult to understand. Whether it’s no politics talk at Thanksgiving, no sex talk with your nuclear family, or just not mentioning the war, it’s not hard to comprehend that some avenues of conversation are better left..." November 29

  • Tkachuk brothers keep proving they’re not just trolls

    Pro Hockey Talk "There’s just something annoying, maybe enraging, about Brady Tkachuk and Matthew Tkachuk. Keith’s progeny bring a lot to the table of obnoxiousness. Some of their facial expressions practically demand a mitt in the mush. That only intensifies when they stick their..." November 28

  • Duchene focused on being productive for Senators, not next contract

    NHL.com "Matt Duchene is getting a lot out of playing for the Ottawa Senators. The 27-year-old center will soon have to decide if it's enough for him to want to make Canada's capital city his home for the rest of his prime NHL years. Duchene is in the final season of a five-year..." November 27

  • Erik Karlsson's first trip back to Ottawa going to be 'different and weird'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Sharks have games against the Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs this week, but many people are already looking ahead to Saturday’s matchup with Ottawa Senators. Which of course means Erik Karlsson is already being peppered with questions about his first return..." November 27

  • No captain, my captain: Tradition-rich NHL teams are no longer giving players the ‘C’

    Washington Post "Henrik and Daniel Sedin were Vancouver mainstays for 18 years, and while it was Henrik who formally wore the ‘C' on his chest as the team captain for eight seasons, the two shared the privilege and the burden of being the twin faces of the Canucks. In a first season without them,..." November 27

  • NHL unhappy with state of Senators’ arena situation

    Sportsnet "As miffed as Eugene Melnyk and the Ottawa Senators are about John Ruddy and the LeBreton Flats situation that led to Melnyk taking legal action against his old partner, the NHL is just as unhappy about it all as anyone else is. As Elliotte Friedman reported during the Headlines..." November 25

  • Senators owner Eugene Melnyk suing partner over 'failed' downtown NHL arena bid

    Ottawa Citizen "Capital Sports Management — the umbrella group led by Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk — is suing Trinity Development Group and John Ruddy for $700 million over the “failed joint venture” of developing LeBreton Flats, according to a statement of claim filed..." November 23

  • Senators deal Chris Wideman to Edmonton Oilers for sixth-round pick in 2020

    Ottawa Sun "The Ottawa Senators have sent defenceman Chris Wideman packing. A healthy scratch in the club’s past two games, Wideman had become the club’s seventh defenceman, and on Thursday he was dealt to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NHL..." November 22

  • 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