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September 23, 2020 12:04 PM
Craig Anderson: Won't return to Ottawa
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Pierre Dorion has confirmed the Senators won't be re-signing Anderson this offseason, Brent Wallace of reports.

It's the end of an era in Ottawa, as Anderson has been a huge part of the Senators organization since the team acquired him in a trade with the Avalanche all the way back in February of 2011. Anderson is 39 years old, and he's struggled over the past three campaigns, but if he wants to continue to play there may be a few teams willing to bring him in as a backup for the 2020-21 season, particularly those with young starters in need of a mentor.

April 1, 2020 08:28 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Reaches hiatus with strong stretch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson played fairly well in the final three games before the league postponement, stopping 104 of 111 shots and posting a 2-1-0 record.

Anderson will be 39 in May and an unrestricted free agent after the season, and it's a genuine question as to whether the Senators will want to bring him back, as his career will almost certainly be over by the time the Senators are ready to compete again. He's still capable of strong numbers in the right situation, but his value's not going to be great in Ottawa.

March 12, 2020 02:36 AM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Can't hang on versus Kings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson yielded three goals on 39 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Kings.

Anderson had to protect a 2-1 lead for the last 18 minutes of the game, but he wasn't up to the task. He fell to 11-17-2 with a 3.25 GAA and a .902 save percentage in 34 appearances this season. Anderson still figures to get most of the starts for the Senators over the last few weeks of 2019-20.

March 10, 2020 08:36 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Between pipes Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach D.J. Smith said Tuesday that Anderson will start Wednesday's road matchup against the Kings.

With Marcus Hogberg tasked with Tuesday's start in Anaheim, the Senators will elect to roll with Anderson for the second leg of the back-to-back. Anderson has accumulated a 2-3-0 record to go along with a 3.43 GAA and .904 save percentage in his past five starts. The 38-year-old will draw a great matchup against a Los Angeles offense that ranks 30th in the league in goals per game this season (2.52).

March 7, 2020 10:08 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Plays shark killer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson made 31 saves in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Sharks on Saturday.

The old man dazzled Saturday -- he was only beaten on a first period power play. Anderson has won two straight, but he hasn't recorded more wins than losses in a season since 2015-16. That's in large part due to the team around him, but he is 38. It remains to be seen if Anderson inks a deal to be somebody's backup next year. For the rest of the season, you may need a combination of luck and prayer when you put him in your blue paint. The Sens are scrappy, but not very good.

March 7, 2020 05:24 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Starting in San Jose
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will patrol the crease during Saturday's road game versus the Sharks, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

Anderson played well in his last start Thursday against the Islanders, stopping 37 of 40 shots en route to a 4-3 victory. The veteran netminder will attempt to pick up his 11th win of the season in a road matchup with a San Jose team that's averaging 2.88 goals per game at home this campaign, 24th in the NHL.

March 6, 2020 01:00 AM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Busy in home victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson made 37 saves in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Islanders.

This was a much-needed win for the veteran after Anderson allowed seven goals in a loss to the Penguins a couple of nights ago. The win brought Anderson's season record up to 10-16-2 and also snapped a personal three-game losing streak. With a back-to-back upcoming next week, it won't be long before Anderson is back between the pipes.

March 5, 2020 02:56 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Facing Islanders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will guard the home goal during Thursday's matchup with the Islanders,'s Callum Fraser reports.

Anderson has struggled over the past few weeks, suffering three straight losses while posting an ugly 4.40 GAA and .876 save percentage. The 38-year-old backstop will attempt to get back on track in a home matchup with a stumbling Islanders team that's lost four straight games.

March 4, 2020 02:00 AM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Pummeled by Pens
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson made 28 saves in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Penguins.

The seven goals allowed were a season high for Anderson. The veteran netminder has lost three straight starts, and on the season he's saddled with a 3.35 GAA and .897 save percentage.

March 2, 2020 04:28 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Gets starting nod Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will be between the pipes against the Penguins on the road Tuesday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

Anderson is stuck in a two-game losing streak during which he's given up three goals on 70 shots (.914 save percentage). The veteran netminder will be in the crease while Marcus Hogberg is away from the team for personal reasons and should resume sharing the duties down the stretch.

February 26, 2020 12:40 AM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Done in by Nashville power play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson stopped 30 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Nashville.

Anderson held a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes but power-play goals by Nashville's Ryan Ellis and Viktor Arvidsson in the second period gave the Predators the victory. Anderson fell to 9-16-2 on the season with a 3.21 GAA and .901 save percentage.

February 25, 2020 03:12 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Tending twine in Music City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will get the road start Tuesday against the Predators, Robby Stanley of reports.

Anderson will get the nod for the second game of a back-to-back. This will be his eighth appearance since the All-Star break, and the 38-year-old has been solid, producing a .921 save percentage and 3-2-1 record. The Predators will be a tough matchup, though, as they've won three of the past four home outings, although they've averaged just 2.75 goals per game in that stretch.

February 23, 2020 01:32 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Can't do it all
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson made 34 saves in Saturday's 3-0 loss to the Canadiens.

He'd won two straight before Saturday, but it's hard to pad that total if his mates can't find twine at all. Anderson remains a possible trade chip come Monday, so don't be surprised if he moves in a deal. If so, his value goes up, even if he's in a backup role. A backup on a competitive team has to be better than a starter on a bad squad.

February 22, 2020 06:48 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Starting on Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson is in net for Saturday's road game in Montreal, Murray Pam of Sporting News Canada reports.

Anderson watched from the bench as Ottawa dropped a 5-1 decision to Winnipeg on Feb. 20. He starts against the Canadiens on Saturday and will be trying to secure his third win in a row. The veteran won his only other game versus Montreal this season and owns a 13-13-3 lifetime record against the Original Six franchise.

February 19, 2020 08:12 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Gets plenty of goal support
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson allowed four goals on 27 shots but held on to defeat Buffalo 7-4 on Tuesday.

The 38-year netminder's record on the year now stands at 9-13-2, making Anderson a low-end fantasy option between the pipes. It was nice to see him get in the win column, though, considering how tough a season its been for the Senators.

February 18, 2020 11:00 AM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Facing Sabres
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Per Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, Anderson was the first netminder off the ice at morning skate, which suggests he'll get the start in goal in Tuesday's home game versus Buffalo.

Anderson was rock solid in his last start Sunday against the Stars, stopping 36 of 39 shots en route to a 4-3 win. The veteran backstop will attempt to pick up his ninth victory of the season in a home matchup with a surging Sabres squad that's won three straight games.

February 17, 2020 11:16 AM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Notches first win in February
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson stopped 36 of 39 shots in a 4-3 overtime victory over Dallas on Sunday.

After getting pulled in his last start, Anderson was looking to bounce back and did so with a solid performance against the Stars on Sunday. It was his first win in the month of February in four tries. Since 2016-17, the 38-year-old has been tough to trust in fantasy. Anderson's record after this win stands at 8-13-2.

February 16, 2020 05:12 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Stationed between pipes Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will patrol the blue paint for Sunday's home contest against the Stars.

Anderson was yanked after allowing four goals on 22 shots against Winnipeg in his last start on Feb. 8. However, he stopped all 14 shots he faced in relief against Toronto on Saturday after starter Marcus Hogberg got the hook. Anderson's 3.21 GAA and .901 save percentage don't make him a very reliable option for the Senators or fantasy owners.

February 8, 2020 09:00 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Gets hook in Winnipeg
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson stopped 18 of 22 shots before being replaced by Marcus Hogberg to begin the third period of Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Jets.

After a couple of solid performances, Anderson slid back into his usual poor form, although he got very little help from the Ottawa blue line. The veteran netminder has given up four goals or more in six of his last eight outings, and on the season Anderson carries a 3.27 GAA and .899 save percentage.

February 8, 2020 01:48 PM
Senators' Craig Anderson: Starting against Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will protect the road net Saturday versus the Jets, Ken Wiebe of The Athletic reports.

Anderson will make his first start in a week, but the veteran netminder has been excellent since the All-Star break, posting a 1-0-1 record with a .939 save percentage. The Jets have struggled offensively lately, too, as they've lost six of eight and averaged 2.4 goals per game in that stretch. Anderson could be an intriguing daily fantasy play.

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