Stone went minus-2 with a pair of missed shots in Wednesday's 7-4 home loss to the Flyers. This snapped a two-game point streak for Stone. Admittedly, that's a small sample, but all eyes will be on Stone after he co-led the Senators -- with Erik Karlsson, who's since moved on to San Jose -- at 62 points apiece in 2017-18.
Stone set up two of the Senators' three goals in a 3-0 win over the Canadiens on Saturday night. Stone will be counted on to be one of the Sens' big scorers this season. He has delivered more than 60 points in three of his last four seasons, whether the team was good or bad. So, count on Stone to hit that point again this season. Or at least come close.
Stone (leg) will be in the lineup against the Maples Leafs on Wednesday, Steve Lloyd of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports. Stone missed the final two games of the 2017-18 campaign due to his leg issue, however, seems to be healthy and ready for the upcoming season. Despite playing in just 58 games last year, the winger racked up 62 points and could challenge for the 80-point mark if he can stay healthy.
Stone (leg) avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $7.35 million contract with Ottawa on Friday. Stone's new deal makes him the highest paid player on the Senators and also gives him the chance to test free agency next season as a UFA. When healthy, the winger notched an impressive 62 points last year but was limited to just 58 games due to various injuries. If he can stay on the ice, the 25-year-old is certainly capable of registering a fourth 60-plus-point campaign in 2018-19.
Stone (leg) is asking for $9 million heading into his salary arbitration hearing, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Stone's request is not only $4 million above what the team is seeking, but would also represent a $5.5 million raise compared to what he earned in 2017-18. If the winger were to get his asking price, he would be the 12th highest paid player in the league, despite having been outside the top 50 in points last season. More likely the arbitrator will come down somewhere in the middle, which would put him in line with teammate Bobby Ryan.
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