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Senators' Mark Stone: On career pace
Stone scored twice Saturday in a 6-4 win over Pittsburgh.
One of the goals came shorthanded. Stone has 23 points in 20 games and is on pace to obliterate his previous career best of 64 points. He's an automatic activation right now.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Matt Duchene: Milestone night
Duchene had two goals and an assist in a 6-4 victory over the Penguins on Saturday night.
The assist was his 500th point in the NHL. "I think 500 is a big one," Duchene said after the game. "I feel lucky to have played this game as much as I have already and play in this League. I wake up every day and I love what I do." Duchene has eight goals and 16 assists in 20 games, putting him on pace to deliver his first-ever 100-point season. He's pricing himself out of a new contract with the Senators. Watch for a trade at the deadline.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Craig Anderson: Facing Pittsburgh
Anderson will patrol the crease in Saturday's home game against the Penguins.
Anderson was sharp in his last start Thursday against Detroit, stopping 34 of 35 shots en route to a 2-1 victory. The veteran backstop will look to stay dialed in and pick up a third consecutive victory in a home matchup with a slumping Penguins club that's lost two consecutive games.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Zack Smith: Registers one shot in return
Smith logged 14:26 of ice time and recorded one shot, two PIM, one hit and one block in his return from a facial injury against the Red Wings on Thursday.
It was a decent return for Smith after he took eight games off due to the injury. The center figures to continue filling a bottom-six role for the time being, but he could get bumped up at some point if he can rediscover the scoring touch he displayed in the first three games of the season.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Craig Anderson: Shuts down Wings in victory
Anderson stopped 34 of 35 shots, including two penalty shots in the third period, in a 2-1 win over Detroit on Thursday.
When Anderson is on, this is the kind of performance he's capable of producing. The problem is that he faces too many shots and is too inconsistent to trust on a nightly basis. He's a matchup-based play at this point until he proves he can produce nights like Thursday on a consistent basis.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Cody Ceci: Nets goal against Wings
Ceci scored his third goal of the season to open the scoring Thursday, helping his team earn a 2-1 win over Detroit.
Ceci will never be confused with Erik Karlsson, but six points in 15 contests means he's not an offensive graveyard either. However, he's not consistent enough on the offensive end to be a viable play in season-long leagues. His fantasy value is limited to daily leagues, when an owner needs a cheap defensive option and is willing to take a chance on Ceci providing a point in order to afford a star elsewhere.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Drake Batherson: Scores power-play goal in NHL debut
Batherson's second-period goal on the power play was the winning marker in a 2-1 victory over Detroit on Thursday.
Welcome to the NHL, kid. Batherson took his first step to justifying the talk around him by scoring the game-winner in his first taste of action at the NHL level despite just 10:47 of ice time. It's still a little early to trust him in most leagues, but in dynasty leagues, he needs to be on your roster if he's still available.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Matt Duchene: Sets up both goals in win
Duchene had two assists, including one on the power play on what proved to be the winning goal in a 2-1 win over Detroit on Thursday.
With nine points in his past five contests, Duchene is on fire right now and sits second on the Senators in assists with 15. Given Ottawa's surprisingly potent attack and his penchant for setting up teammates, starting him is a no-brainer.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Colin White: Good to go Thursday
White (undisclosed) will return to action against the Red Wings on Thursday, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
White benefited from a three-day break in the schedule after picking up his mystery injury against the Panthers. The American has six goals and five assists over 18 games this season, with four points accrued in power-play situations.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Zack Smith: Activated off injured reserve
Smith (face) has been taken of injured reserve, per the NHL media site.
Activating Smith was the final step to clear him for action against the Red Wings on Thursday. The center figures to slot into a fourth-line role to start, having missed the previous nine outings due to injury, but could move his way up as he gets back to game speed.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Chris Wideman: Returning with more power-play time
Wideman (lower body) not only will play Thursday night against the Red Wings, but he's expected to see an uptick in power-play time, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports, citing Senators coach Guy Boucher.
This development puts Wideman in play as an intriguing value option on a nine-game slate. Ottawa's fourth-round (100th overall) pick from the 2009 draft has two goals and three assists over 17 games this season -- those are pedestrian numbers, but he's also added 24 hits and 20 blocked shots for a decent two-way profile, plus Wideman's team ranks tied for sixth in converting man-advantage opportunities at 27.1 percent.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Craig Anderson: Defending cage Thursday
Anderson will guard the net against the Red Wings on Thursday.
Anderson has appeared in all but two of the Sens' games this season and is sporting a 7-5-3 record and career-worst 3.70 GAA. Despite his struggles, the team will continue to ride its workhorse netminder. With no back-to-back in the near future, the Illinois native may not get another night off for quite some time.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Colin White: Questionable against Detroit
Coach Guy Boucher is hopeful White (undisclosed) will be able to play Thursday against the Red Wings, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports.
The good news is White's injury doesn't appear to be overly serious, but his status for Thursday's contest is still up in the air at this juncture. Another update on the 21-year-old pivot's condition should surface following Wednesday's practice.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Zack Smith: Will play Thursday
Smith (face) will return to the lineup against the Red Wings on Thursday, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports.
Smith -- who still needs to be officially activated off injured reserve -- figures to slot into a bottom-six role versus Detroit. The center has missed the last nine games after getting hit in the face with a puck. Prior to getting hurt, the 30-year-old notched five points in nine outings while averaging 15:38 of ice time.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Drake Batherson: Called up from AHL
Batherson was recalled from AHL Belleville on Monday.
Selected in the fourth round of the 2017 NHL Draft, Batherson quickly put his name on the radar during last season's QMJHL playoffs, leading the junior league with 33 points in 22 postseason contests. His momentum carried into this season with AHL Belleville, where he scored seven goals and 20 points in 14 games. The 6-foot-2 forward is considered one of the best prospects in Ottawa's organization and appears ready to make an impact at the NHL level.... See More ... See Less