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  • Derek Stepan May Miss The Rest Of The Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The news doesn’t appear to be good for Senators center Derek Stepan.  While the team is waiting for official word and have currently classified him as week-to-week, Postmedia’s Bruce Garrioch reports that the expectation is that the veteran will be out for six..." February 27

  • Ottawa Senators place Derek Stepan on injured reserve

    Sportsnaut "The Ottawa Senators placed forward Derek Stepan on injured reserve, the team announced Thursday. Stepan, 30, sustained an upper-body injury during the first period of Ottawa’s 5-4 shootout victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday. “He’s going to see..." February 25

  • Filip Chlapik Placed On Unconditional Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "CapFriendly reports that Chlapik is actually on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a contract termination. It was curious why the team would put him on waivers despite being in the minor leagues, which this answers. Chlapik will become an unrestricted free agent should the..." February 25

  • Senators to terminate Filip Chlapik's contract

    Last Word On Sports "The Ottawa Senators have reportedly waived forward Filip Chlapik and will terminate his contract. This move comes on the heels of Derek Stepan‘s injury. The 23-year-old Chlapik will be free to sign with another team assuming his contract is indeed terminated...." February 25

  • What usually happens with an NHL team that changes its coach mid-season

    Sportsnet "This is your introduction to the concept of “LOFT,” which is at the centre of conversations NHL GMs and owners have when their team is losing and they’re considering their options to quickly get better. Is our coach failing to get the most out of this roster, or are..." February 25

  • Chantal Tkachuk talks stress of NHL motherhood: ‘I go onto Twitter every day’

    Sportsnet "Well aware of how stressful his mother finds it to have her boys face off against one another, Matthew did her a solid mere hours before their first meeting Thursday. “Anybody that thinks we’re going to fight is an idiot,” said the older brother of Senators star..." February 25

  • Sens' D.J. Smith: No timetable yet for Derek Stepan

    TSN "Ottawa Senators forward Derek Stepan left Tuesday's matchup with the Montreal Canadiens with an upper-body injury in the first period and did not return. After the game, Sens' head coach D.J. Smith told reporters Stepan will be re-evaluated Wednesday and did not have..." February 24

  • Brendan Gallagher calls out officials’ ‘inconsistency’ after late goal called back

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens suffered their third straight loss Tuesday night, and the second consecutive 'L' at the hands of the less-than-stellar Ottawa Senators. But given what occurred in the final moments of their latest effort, Montreal might see Toronto more deserving of..." February 24

  • AHL Announces Full 2020-21 Schedule For Canadian Clubs

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Over a month since the AHL released the regular season schedules for its American teams and more than three weeks since those same teams started playing, the league has finally announced a full season schedule for its Canadian contingent. Of course, the clubs already began..." February 24

  • Senators' Thomas Chabot returns to lineup vs. Canadiens

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators had star defenceman Thomas Chabot back in the lineup when they hosted the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday. Chabot had missed the last two games with an upper-body injury. " February 23

  • NHL Announces Schedule Changes for Four Games "The NHL has announced changes to four Blackhawks games over the remainder of the 2020-21 season, including last Saturday's postponed game agaisnt the Carolina Hurricanes:  CHI at NSH - Monday, April 19 (originally Sunday, April, 4)  CHI at CAR -..." February 23

  • Updated Landing Spots for Buffalo Sabres Captain Jack Eichel

    Bleacher Nation "The Buffalo Sabres' struggles through the opening month of this season prompted one NHL insider to suggest they could trade Jack Eichel. During an appearance on Buffalo radio WGR 550's The Instigators (h/t to The Athletic's John Vogl), Sportsnet's..." February 23

  • How temporary realignment has impacted the NHL standings so far

    TSN "Looking at the National Hockey League standings, the first thing you notice is the Toronto Maple Leafs sitting in pole position. But is it real? The answer is yes. In my seven years at TSN, that was the easiest piece I’ve written to date! Now for a more interesting..." February 22

  • Sens owner Eugene Melnyk suggests using Canadian landmarks as venues for outdoor games

    Trade Rumors "Given how absolutely astonishing the NHL's setup looked paired with the beautiful scenery at Lake Tahoe in Nevada, the league definitely had the right idea when they decided to host a pair of outdoor games at the unique location. Even though the execution was a little off,..." February 22

  • With Maple Leafs, Alex Galchenyuk has final chance to carve out his place in NHL

    Sportsnet "Alex Galchenyuk may be down to his final chance. It’s no secret that the doubters significantly outnumber the believers when you’re joining your seventh organization after recently going unclaimed on the NHL’s waiver wire while owning a contract that can be..." February 21

  • Ottawa Senators goalie Marcus Hogberg out at least one week

    Sportsnaut "Ottawa Senators goaltender Marcus Hogberg is considered week-to-week with an undisclosed lower-body injury, coach D.J. Smith announced Saturday. Hogberg allowed one goal on five shots before exiting in the first period of Thursday’s 7-3 setback to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The..." February 20

  • 7 fast thoughts on early trade rental candidates

    Sportsnet "A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep. This week’s column should be up for the Hart, Selke, Rocket. 1. With all due respect to the Vancouver Canucks’ dismal start, we’re counting just..." February 20

  • 'A guy we can’t really replace': Senators sorely miss Thomas Chabot vs. Leafs

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators could be excused for literally cringing any time they go into a game without defenceman Thomas Chabot. Fortunately, it has only happened twice this season. Neither time was pretty: a 7-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday, and an 8-5 pasting..." February 19

  • Analyzing Tim Stützle's rookie season and why he's a star in the making

    Sportsnet "I’ll start with the conclusion of this post, because I think it’s important all the positives and the negatives of The Tim Stützle Experience be discussed with it in mind: by the numbers his results haven’t been good so far this season, but he just turned 19 and his team..." February 19

  • Senators' Matt Murray takes blame for loss vs. Maple Leafs: 'This one's on me'

    Ottawa Sun "The Ottawa Senators took one on the chin Thursday night. And this time they couldn’t get up off the mat, and goalie Matt Murray wore this one. The Senators closed out this three-game series of the Battle of Ontario with an ugly 7-3 loss to the arch-rival Toronto Maple..." February 19

  • Blackhawks' Stan Bowman favorite to be GM for U.S. Olympic men's team

    The Score "Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman is the front-runner to serve as GM of the United States men's hockey team at the 2022 Winter Olympics, TSN's Frank Seravalli reported on Thursday's edition of "Insider Trading." USA Hockey will not..." February 18

  • GM Doug Armstrong: '10 or 11 locks' for Team Canada at Olympics

    TSN "Team Canada general manager Doug Armstrong said Wednesday the list of players being considered for the 2022 Men's Olympic team is already being pared down. Armstrong, who was officially named general manager earlier this month, said discussions on the roster have been ongoing..." February 18

  • What drives the modern NHL defenseman, and what's next?

    The Score "Ty Smith remembers his dad's sales pitch like it was yesterday. It was 2007 or 2008 and his minor hockey team was short on defensemen in the middle of a tournament. None of Smith's teammates were eager to drop back and help out, so, as the coach's son, he became the..." February 18

  • Artem Zub off to strong start for Senators

    TSN "Ottawa Senators head coach D.J. Smith remarked on Wednesday that he thought defenceman Mike Reilly had been his best blueliner over the past few weeks, excluding the heavily deployed Thomas Chabot and Nikita Zaitsev pairing. Reilly has been..." February 17

  • Senators coach D.J. Smith says team must be ready for push from Leafs

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators will be looking to maintain some momentum from the bottom of the North Division and earn their first three-game winning streak of the season Wednesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs, well, they'll be looking quell some..." February 17

  • Maple Leafs' collapse against Senators offers chance to reset fundamentals

    Sportsnet "After blowing a four-goal lead to the NHL’s last-place team, the Toronto Maple Leafs rested their bodies. But they didn’t rest their minds. “Obviously we needed to have a discussion,” head coach Sheldon Keefe said before Wednesday’s..." February 17

  • As NHL deals with COVID-19 issues, is on-ice transmission among players to blame?

    USA Today "The signs that COVID-19 would wreak havoc on the 2021 NHL season were there before the first puck even dropped. Five days prior to opening night on Jan. 13, the league announced the defending Western Conference champion Dallas Stars would not open the season as scheduled because..." February 17

  • 5 Landing Spots for Pittsburgh Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby

    Bleacher Report "The Pittsburgh Penguins' recent hiring of Ron Hextall as their general manager and Brian Burke as president of hockey operations had NHL pundits pondering what changes lay in store for the roster. TSN's Darren Dreger went as far as raising the possibility of..." February 17

  • NHL players to wear custom Willie O'Ree-inspired skates

    Yardbarker "Willie O'Ree broke the NHL's color barrier when he became the first Black player to take the ice for the Boston Bruins on Jan. 18, 1958 against the Montreal Canadiens. He'll now be honored by players across the league with custom skates.  The NHL announced Wednesday..." February 17

  • NHL Announces Widespread Schedule Changes

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With so many games postponed so far this season, the NHL has had to make widespread adjustments to get back on track. The league’s position is still to have all 31 teams play a full 56-game campaign, meaning the schedule-maker is working overtime through the COVID and inclement..." February 16

  • Bill Daly confident NHL can finish full season amid wave of postponements

    The Score "The NHL has faced numerous hurdles with COVID-19 since the season's start just over a month ago. The league has postponed more than 30 games so far, and nearly a hundred players have appeared on the COVID-19 protocol list from 27 different teams. Despite the setbacks, NHL deputy..." February 16

  • 10 NHL Players Having Disappointing Starts to the 2020-21 Season

    Bleacher Report "Over a month into the NHL's shortened 2020-21 season, there are several notable players encountering difficulties in the early going. Some, such as Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, are longtime superstars unaccustomed to being in this position. Others, like..." February 16

  • Changes for the Maple Leafs in store for Ottawa series opener on Monday

    Toronto Sun "Sheldon Keefe has a couple of reunions in mind for Family Day. And the timing couldn’t be better for the Maple Leafs, some of whom need a lift after a bad outing Saturday ended their four-game win streak, ahead of the first of three straight home games against the Ottawa..." February 15

  • Maple Leafs acquire Alex Galchenyuk from Hurricanes

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs have landed forward Alex Galchenyuk from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for prospect Egor Korshkov and defenseman David Warsofsky, the team announced Monday. This marks the second time Galchenyuk has..." February 15

  • Maple Leafs' Joe Thornton: 'Can't wait to play' against Senators on Monday

    Sportsnet "Joe Thornton's return to the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup is, at last, on the horizon. Thornton, who has missed 10 consecutive games with a fractured rib, told reporters on Sunday that he "can't wait to play tomorrow" against the Ottawa..." February 14

  • Pierre-Luc Dubois out vs. Senators due to lower-body injury

    The Score "Winnipeg Jets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois is day-to-day with a lower-body injury and is unavailable for Saturday's game against the Ottawa Senators, head coach Paul Maurice announced, according to Sportsnet's Ken Wiebe. Dubois left Friday's practice..." February 13

  • Hurricanes trade Ryan Dzingel to Senators for Alex Galchenyuk, Cedric Paquette

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes have traded forward Ryan Dzingel to the Ottawa Senators for forwards Alex Galchenyuk and Cedric Paquette, the Senators announced Saturday. No salary will be retained in the deal, according to Frank..." February 13

  • Derek Stepan Addresses Trade Speculation

    Pro Hockey Rumors "One player whose name has been in the rumor mill as of late is Senators center Derek Stepan amidst reports that Ottawa is trying to move him.  However, GM Pierre Dorion was quick to clarify on TSN 1200 (audio link) that the veteran hasn’t asked for a deal: No, he..." February 13

  • Jets' Pierre-Luc Dubois leaves practice early, remains probable to play vs. Senators

    Sportsnet "Winnepeg Jets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois left Friday's practice early, but head coach Paul Maurice says he remains "probable" to play in Saturday's game against the Ottawa Senators. Dubois, who made his Jets debut on Tuesday in a 3-2 loss to the Calgary..." February 12

  • Matt Murray out for Senators against Jets because of upper-body injury "Matt Murray will not play when the Ottawa Senators visit the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday (3 p.m. ET; NHLN, CBC, SN, TVAS) because of an upper-body injury. The goalie was injured when he collided with Senators defenseman Nikita Zaitsev late in the second period of a 5-1..." February 12

  • Derek Stepan could be one of first Senators dealt as Ottawa looks to trade deadline

    Sportsnet "There was never much chance the Senators were going to be buyers at the 2021 trade deadline. The best that was hoped for was a step forward as a group and to make some noise in the new Canadian Division, if not actually threaten for a playoff spot. Of course, hearts were light back in..." February 12

  • Bill Daly confirms NHL working on changing draft lottery

    TSN "Given what happened in the Habs and Oilers game and on the heels of Tomas Nosek getting yanked out of the Vegas Golden Knights game on Tuesday, it’s pretty clear how critical rapid testing has now become. Where are we on that front? Frank Seravalli: This has been..." February 12

  • Early Projection for Team Canada's 2022 Olympic Men's Hockey Roster

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing are scheduled for Feb. 4-20. They will mark the first time NHL players have participated in men's ice hockey at the Games since 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Team Canada took home the gold medal at the Sochi Games. Eight years later, they will attempt..." February 12

  • Senators' Artem Zub won't play vs. Jets due to inconclusive COVID-19 test

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators say defenceman Artem Zub will sit out the team's matchup against the Winnipeg Jets after returning an inclusive COVID-19 test Thursday. " February 11

  • Rapid testing among NHL's enhanced COVID-19 measures

    The Score "The NHL announced its enhanced COVID-19 measures Thursday, which include rapid testing on game days, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Other key protocols include: Asking that players remain at home as much as possible (except for..." February 11

  • Which teams have been NHL's biggest surprises a month into season?

    USA Today "The NHL's first month is nearly done, and though COVID-19 postponements have dominated the news, there has been some good action on the ice. So what have been the biggest surprises of the early season? USA TODAY Sports' hockey experts weigh in.  New York..." February 11

  • Sens' Artem Anisimov, Canucks' Loui Eriksson, Stars' Taylor Fedun clear waivers

    TSN "Ottawa Senators forward Artem Anisimov, Vancouver Canucks winger Loui Eriksson, Dallas Stars defenceman Taylor Fedun have all cleared waivers. No new players were placed on waivers Thursday. Anisimov, 31, has one assist in four games this..." February 11

  • Senators GM: Derek Stepan hasn't asked for trade

    TSN "Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion cooled rumours surrounding the team, stating that veteran forward Derek Stepan has not demanded a trade to a U.S. club. Rumours have flown that the 30-year old would prefer to play closer to his family after his wife recently..." February 10

  • Canucks' Loui Eriksson, Senators' Artem Anisimov, Stars' Taylor Fedun placed on waivers

    Yardbarker "The Vancouver Canucks placed Loui Eriksson on waivers again after clearing just before the season began. Eriksson has played in just one game, but the team decided to reset his waiver clock so it can continue to move him to the taxi squad. He isn’t alone on waivers..." February 10

  • 6 NHL Players on Bad Teams Who Could Help Contenders at Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "It's the stuff that Stanley Cup dreams are made of. A contending team looking for a final puzzle piece—a scorer, a goalie, a defender or a glue guy—pulls the trigger on a late-season transaction that ultimately puts it over the top.   It makes the..." February 10