Taylor was waived by the Senators on Friday for the purpose of reassignment, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Taylor did log half a game of preseason action Sept. 18 against the Leafs in which he faced 15 shots on goal -- allowing just one to find the back of the net. Unfortunately for the 31-year-old, the Sens are pretty deep in goal, so cracking the 23-man roster this year is probably a long shot at best.
Taylor will man the crease for the second half of Monday's preseason contest versus Toronto, Brent Wallace of TSN Ottawa reports. Taylor hasn't appeared in an NHL contest since 2012-13, when he logged two outings for Calgary. Since that time, the 31-year-old has toiled away in Europe -- primarily in the KHL. Last year with Novosibirsk, the netminder went 12-11-0 with a 1.75 GAA. Mike Condon has the inside track for the No. 2 job -- especially after how he stepped up in 2016-17 -- with Taylor possibly auditioning for the other 30 teams in the league.
Taylor signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Senators on Saturday. After playing the past four seasons in Europe, Taylor is looking to bring his talents back to the NHL. He's coming off a remarkable season where he recorded a .932 save percentage and 1.75 GAA over 46 games with Zagreb Medvescak and Novosibirsk Sibir of the KHL. Taylor, 31, will likely still spend most of his time in the AHL since Craig Anderson and Mike Condon are still on staff in Ottawa, but look for his name to come up if there's need for relief in goal.
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