Condon (hip) was acquired by the Lightning, along with a 2020 sixth-round pick, from the Senators in exchange for Ryan Callahan and a 2020 fifth-round selection. Condon's days in Ottawa were numbered, especially considering he was earning $3 million while playing in the minors. The significantly more financially viable Lightning won't have the same concerns and get some added cap relief by moving off Callahan's (back) contract. Curtis McElhinney will likely earn the No. 2 job in training camp, which means Condon figures to spend the bulk of the year with AHL Syracuse.
Condon (hip) hopes to return for training camp in the fall after a lost campaign. The last time most fantasy owners saw Condon was during a disastrous game in Arizona, after which he was demoted to AHL Belleville and took the year off from game action to deal with hip inflammation. If he's even close to the player he was before this season, he could be a deep sleeper next season.
Condon (hip) took shots at practice Tuesday, but he's not looking to return until some point in March. Condon's eventual return will come with the Senators' AHL Belleville affiliate, so it shouldn't have many implications from a fantasy standpoint. Still, he should provide some organizational depth to the goalie position behind Anders Nilsson and Craig Anderson.
Condon was expected to be sent down to AHL Belleville after he cleared waivers and the move finally became official Tuesday. The nail in Condon's coffin was allowing a shorthanded goal from the far blue line versus Arizona on Oct. 30. The Massachusetts native will likely spend a significant chunk of time trying to rediscover his game while Mike McKenna will serve as the backup to Craig Anderson.
The Senators placed Condon on waivers Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Condon has been awful in limited action this season, compiling an 0-2-0 record while posting an abysmal 6.40 GAA and .800 save percentage through two appearances, so this move doesn't come as much of a surprise. If he goes unclaimed, the 28-year-old netminder will almost certainly be assigned to AHL Belleville. In the meantime, the Senators will need to recall another goaltender to serve as Craig Anderson's backup during Condon's trip to the doghouse.
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