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Senators' Paul Carey: Returned to AHL affiliate
The Senators reassigned Carey to AHL Belleville on Wednesday.
Carey served as a healthy scratch during his one-game stay with the big club, so this move isn't surprising. The veteran forward will return to a prominent role with Belleville, where he's racked up four goals and 19 points in 20 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Bobby Ryan: On verge of return?
Ryan (concussion) could rejoin the Senators soon, pending the results of a baseline test that will be performed Wednesday, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
Senators coach Guy Boucher suggested that Ryan would be closing in on his return if he receives a positive report from the baseline test. The Senators will travel to Detroit for Friday's contest, so it'll be worth checking back to see if Ryan ends up making the trip to Motown. The veteran winger has been terrific this season, contributing six goals and 18 points -- including two goals and five helpers on the power play -- over 29 games in a middle-six role.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Craig Anderson: Concedes three to Preds
Anderson made 33 saves on 36 shots Tuesday, taking a 3-1 defeat on the road in Nashville.
Another night, another heavy workload for the veteran. Anderson has now made at least 30 saves in five consecutive contests, and he's 2-3-0 in that stretch. Even though this was by no means a bad showing, Ottawa simply allows too many pucks to reach the net to make Anderson a reliable option in season-long leagues. He's a matchup-based play against lesser offensive squads, such as Friday against Detroit.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Zack Smith: Ends long goal drought
Smith scored 26 seconds into Tuesday's game, recording his side's only goal in a 3-1 loss to Nashville.
Smith hadn't scored a goal since Nov. 23 before lighting the lamp Tuesday, and he hasn't scored in an Eastern Conference arena since Nov. 19. He doesn't get enough assists to make up for his lack of goals, and he continues to be a much better player for the Senators than he is for fantasy owners.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Christian Jaros: Sitting out Tuesday
Jaros (undisclosed) won't play in Tuesday's road game versus the Predators, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
The Senators will still run with seven defensemen despite Jaros' absence, allowing Stefan Elliott to enter the lineup. Jaros will have a couple more days to heal up before Friday's contest against the Red Wings.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Craig Anderson: Tending twine in Music City
Anderson will start Tuesday's road game versus the Predators.
It will be Anderson's 27th start of the season and 28th appearance, putting him second in the league behind Marc-Andre Fleury (28 starts). The 37-year-old has been heavily utilized this year, and many would say that Ottawa must do a better job managing the veteran netminder's workload moving forward, or risk burning him out before season's end. Nashville is coming off consecutive losses but remains atop the Central Division with 39 points.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Dylan DeMelo: Winds up on IR
DeMelo (upper body) was placed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
The move means DeMelo will miss at least Ottawa's next three games. Considering the team has yet to put a timeline on the 25-year-old's return, DeMelo could be looking at an extended absence. In 30 games, the fourth-year pro has three goals and eight points and has posted a plus-9 rating. In a corresponding move, Ottawa recalled Stefan Elliott from AHL Belleville on Monday.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Paul Carey: Back with big club
Carey was recalled from AHL Belleville on Monday.
Injuries are piling up for the Senators, which is why they are calling on the veteran journeyman for reinforcement. Last season, the 30-year-old got his first real NHL playing time, but he only managed 51 shots on goal in 60 games. The upside here, for fantasy players, is effectively nil. Carey may not even break into the lineup while he's in Ottawa.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Stefan Elliott: Coming up to big club
Elliott was recalled from AHL Belleville on Monday.
The 27-year-old has not played an NHL game since 2016-17. The promotion is a great opportunity for Elliott, but the journeyman blueliner offers very little value in fantasy.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Mark Stone: Extends point streak to five
Stone lit the lamp for his team's only goal Sunday in a 2-1 overtime loss to Boston.
Stone has found the twine in four of Ottawa's past five games and is up to 11 points in his past seven. He's been the Senators' most consistent option all season and should be a fixture in the lineup in all formats.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Mike McKenna: Shines against Bruins
McKenna was a hard-luck loser Sunday, making 42 saves on 44 shots but taking a 2-1 overtime defeat against Boston.
Anyone who took a chance on McKenna was rewarded with a brilliant performance Sunday, as the Bruins found themselves frustrated all day against the journeyman. That said, owners shouldn't expect this to continue in the coming week. Not only is Craig Anderson the No. 1 option for Ottawa, but a stretch of three road games that includes Nashville and Montreal isn't the place to use McKenna, even if he plays. Look elsewhere this week.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Christian Jaros: Won't suit up Sunday
Jaros is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury and won't play Sunday versus the Bruins, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Jaros works on the bottom pairing, so when he was out of the lineup Saturday against the Penguins, it was expected he was a healthy scratch. He's battling an injury, however, and will look to get healthy for Tuesday's game versus the Predators.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Dylan DeMelo: Nursing upper-body issue
DeMelo won't suit up for Sunday's game versus the Bruins due to an upper-body injury, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
DeMelo suffered his injury on a hit from Riley Sheahan during Saturday's game versus the Penguins. Coach Guy Boucher has no timeline for DeMelo's return. Erik Burgdoerfer will slot into the defensive rotation for the time being.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Mike McKenna: Stopping pucks Sunday
McKenna will start in goal during Sunday's home game against the Bruins.
McKenna will make his third start of the season. He has struggled this year with a .879 save percentage and 4.66 GAA. The Bruins haven't played to their standard lately, scoring two or less goals in five of their last six outings and recording just two wins in that span. McKenna's still not consistent enough to be depended on and is a high-risk option in daily leagues.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Erik Burgdoerfer: Bumps up a rank
Burgdoerfer was recalled from AHL Belleville on Sunday.
Burgdoerfer has played five NHL games over the last three seasons and has one assist to show for it. The Senators have four players on injured reserve and could use the depth, but fantasy owners shouldn't think about Burgdoerfer at this time.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Thomas Chabot: Best on blue line
Chabot scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 2-1 overtime win over Pittsburgh.
Guess who's leading all defenders in scoring? Yep, Chabot's ascension to the top of the scoring heap for blueliners has been far faster than anyone could have imagined. His 33 points in 30 games are stunning, all things considered. It seems impossible that Chabot keeps this up, but at this rate, he'll be in the hunt for a Norris Trophy come June.... See More ... See Less