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April 7, 2019 02:20 AM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Gets early hook in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson allowed three goals on seven shots before being replaced by Anders Nilsson midway through the first period in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.

It's a rough, but fitting, way for Anderson's campaign to end. The veteran netminder has one more season at $4.75 million left on his current contract, but his 17-27-4 record, 3.51 GAA and .903 save percentage all suggest he's no longer capable of handling No. 1 duties in Ottawa.

April 6, 2019 05:20 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Defending cage Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will guard the goal when the Senators host the Blue Jackets in the season finale Saturday.

Anderson will look to end what should be considered a disappointing season on a high note. The veteran owns significantly better numbers on home ice this season (2.91 GAA, .919 save percentage), which should give him a fighter's chance at picking up his 18th win before the season concludes. He will take on a Blue Jackets club that secured a playoff berth Friday, so the opposition could be at less than full force for the finale. It's at least worth noting the Blue Jackets can still move into the first wild-card spot.

April 1, 2019 10:56 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Allows Bolts to fill net
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson yielded five goals on 26 shots in Monday's loss to the Lightning.

Anderson stopped 77 of 79 shots over two games before this outing, but the floodgates finally opened up against the President's Trophy winners. The 37-year-old netminder now wears a .904 save percentage, which is respectable considering the lack of talent in front of him.

March 31, 2019 01:36 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Earns start Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will tend the home twine in Monday's game versus the Lightning.

Anderson went through a 14-game losing streak, but he's back on track now with three straight wins and a .954 save percentage in that span. The Bolts provide a substantial test as they lead the league with 3.88 goals per game and have won eight of the last 10 contests.

March 31, 2019 12:16 AM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Slows down Leafs in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson made 42 saves on 44 shots Saturday, helping his team earn a 4-2 win over Toronto.

That's now three straight wins for Anderson, and he's closing strong at the end of what's been a frustrating and forgettable season. However, it might be wise to temper expectations for Ottawa's next game. Though he's hot and the Senators traditionally play well against Tampa Bay, too much can go wrong to risk starting Anderson against the Lightning's powerful offense.

March 28, 2019 12:52 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Pegged to start Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson is scheduled to draw the home start Saturday versus the Maple Leafs, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

It took Anderson 15 games to put an end to a losing skid, but the veteran netminder has emerged victorious in two straight. He received eight goals of support over the pair of wins, though Anderson stole the show with a 35-save shutout to the detriment of the Sabres on Tuesday. Unfortunately, his next opponent is a Maple Leafs team that is superior to the Senators in every major offensive and defensive category, so only use Anderson if you're desperate for a goalie this late in the regular season.

March 27, 2019 12:04 AM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Dulls Sabres with 35-save shutout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson was perfect Tuesday, making 35 saves in a 4-0 win over Buffalo on Tuesday.

Anderson now owns a 16-25-4 record, with this win being just his second since Dec. 17. He'd gone seven straight games allowing three or more goals, but the 37-year-old snapped that streak with Tuesday's flawless performance.

March 26, 2019 08:40 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Picks up Tuesday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will tend the twine when the Senators host the Sabres on Tuesday, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

Anderson bounced back from three straight losses to pick up the win Saturday against the Oilers, though he set aside just 26 of the 29 shots he faced in that contest. The veteran netminder will square off against a Sabres club that has lost 10 of its last 11 games, which gives Anderson a strong chance to pick up a second straight victory.

March 24, 2019 12:36 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Finally dumps loss monkey off back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson made 26 saves Saturday in a 4-3 overtime victory over Edmonton. It was his first win since Dec. 17 (1-13-1)

The Senators are last in the Eastern Conference and has been eliminated from playoff contention. But they celebrated like it was a playoff victory. Anderson must be glad to get the weight of the loss monkey off his back, but he's still a massive fantasy risk. Continue to avoid.

March 23, 2019 03:56 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Back in goal Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will start in goal Saturday afternoon against host Edmonton.

Anderson has lost 14 straight games dating back to Dec. 17. He'd been a valuable commodity in deep season-long leagues if for no other reason than him entering the season with plenty of job security, but the Senators ended up striking a deal with the Canucks for Anders Nilsson and Ottawa hosted a firesale, doing away with several big-name forwards to the detriment of its goalies. At any rate, the 35-year-old should hunker down and give it his all against an Oilers club with a home record of 17-17-2 this season.

March 22, 2019 10:32 AM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Surrenders five goals to Flames
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson stopped 31 of 36 shots in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Flames.

Taking on the top home offense in the league proved too difficult for Anderson, who hasn't been in the win column since Dec. 17 (0-13-1 in 15 appearances over that span). Anderson's record fell to 14-25-4 for the season, with a 3.55 GAA and a .902 save percentage. The Senators next travel to Edmonton, but it's virtually impossible to recommend starting either of Anderson or Anders Nilsson at this point in the season.

March 21, 2019 10:12 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Tending twine Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will patrol the blue paint against the Flames on the road Thursday.

Anderson appears to have conceded the starting job to Anders Nilsson, which shouldn't come as a surprise considering the 37-year-old Anderson is bogged down in a 14-game losing streak during which he's posted a 3.59 GAA and .893 save percentage. The netminder is under contract for one more season at a $4.75 million cap hit, which will be a big contract for the Senators to eat if he is in fact serving as the No. 2.

March 13, 2019 10:44 AM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Losing streak reaches 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson stopped 33 of 36 shots Monday, but it again wasn't enough in a 3-2 loss to Philadelphia.

Anderson actually played fairly well in this one, but the Senators' now-punchless offense means that he pretty much has to be perfect to get a positive result, and that again didn't happen. With Ottawa getting so few pucks to the net on offense, the pressure has been dialed up to 11 on Anderson and the defense, and that's not a great situation for your fantasy team.

March 11, 2019 04:32 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Gets starting nod Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will be between the pipes against the Flyers on the road Monday, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

Anderson is bogged down in a 12-game losing streak in which he's posted a 3.63 GAA and .891 save percentage. While the netminder certainly isn't blameless for the Senators' struggles, the fact that the organization sold several of its top players (Matt Duchene, Ryan Dzingel and Mark Stone) at the deadline doesn't make it any easy for him to put together a winning effort playing with guys who otherwise may still be in the minors.

March 9, 2019 11:16 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Losing streak dates to mid-December
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson made 28 saves in a 3-2 loss to Boston on Saturday.

Anderson should not be owned. Period. He has not won since Dec. 17. The Sens are young and impressionable, but not good at all.

March 8, 2019 01:28 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Guarding net Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will start between the pipes in Saturday's road matchup with Boston.

Anderson will search for his first win of the 2019 calendar year -- he holds a record of 0-10-1 since his last win Dec. 17. The Illinois native's most recent outing was a shootout loss to the Islanders on Tuesday, where he gave up four goals on 38 shots. Anderson will face a tough test against the Bruins, who scored a seventh-best 3.38 goals per game in February.

March 6, 2019 04:16 AM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Comes up short again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson stopped 34 of 38 shots and ended up on the wrong end of a 5-4 shootout loss to the Islanders on Tuesday.

Anderson has now made 12 straight appearances without a win, going 0-10-1 in that stretch with six instances of a save percentage below .900. Not all of that is his fault, as the Senators have little around him and give up far too many shots on goal, but that won't help fantasy owners any. Unless you have no other choice, Anderson shouldn't be one of your starting netminders right now.

March 5, 2019 12:36 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Defending cage Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will patrol the crease Tuesday as a road starter versus the Islanders.

Anderson is mired in an 11-game losing streak with his last win dating back to Dec. 17. We wouldn't count on him snapping out of the funk Tuesday, as he'll face an Islanders club that carries an impressive plus-30 goal differential on the season. However, fantasy owners insisting on going against the grain can glean confidence in the fact that the Isles have only won four of their past 10 contests to fall behind the Capitals in the Metropolitan Division standings.

March 3, 2019 01:00 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Desperately seeking support
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson made 29 saves in a 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday night.

This loss was all but inevitable. The Bolts are the best in the NHL; the Sens are the worst. And the Ottawa crew is focused on youth. Anderson will look for his first win since Dec. 17 another day. Do not put him in your net under almost any circumstance.

March 2, 2019 06:12 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: In road cage Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will start in goal against host Tampa Bay on Saturday, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

This will be Anderson's third time facing the Bolts in 2018-19. He's 1-0-1 against them, having surrendered eight goals on 73 combined shots. Ottawa's chief puck plugger actually defeated the Presidents' Trophy favorites in Tampa on Nov. 10, but the Senators traded three proficient scoring forwards at the deadline, so don't expect this team to repeat that six-goal performance against Andrei Vasilevskiy and Co.

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2016-17: Masterton-Perserverance