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Senators' Matthew Highmore: Sent to AHL
Highmore was assigned to AHL Belleville on Sunday.
Highmore has one assist, one shot on goal, four blocked shots and two hits in six NHL outings this season. He was a healthy scratch in Saturday's 2-0 win over Seattle.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Tim Stutzle: Hits career milestone early
Stutzle picked up an assist Saturday in a 2-0 win over Seattle.
Stutzle has just three points (one goal, two assists) in his last five games, but this one was special. It was his 200th NHL point (78 goals, 122 assists). Stutzle (229 games) is the fourth-fastest flyer in Sens' history to hit 200 points (Dany Heatley, 159; Jason Spezza, 207; Alexei Yashin, 221). He's pacing toward his second straight 90-point season.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Anton Forsberg: Turns heads with shutout
Forsberg made 39 saves in a 2-0 win over the Kraken on Saturday.
Forsberg came into Saturday with an .850 save percentage, which was the lowest in the NHL among netminders with five or more games played. He was especially strong in the third when the Kraken outshot the Sens 15-3. It was Forsberg's first shutout this season (seven games), and his fourth in the NHL. Unfortunately, neither he nor Joonas Korpisalo have impressed this season, but this performance could earn Forsberg another run in the blue paint Tuesday versus the Rangers.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Anton Forsberg: Tending twine Saturday
Forsberg will patrol the home crease Saturday versus Seattle, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Forsberg will get the second half of Ottawa's back-to-back after Joonas Korpisalo played in Friday's 4-2 loss to Columbus. The 31-year-old Forsberg has provided a 3-4-0 record this season with a 3.51 GAA and an .850 save percentage across seven games played. The Kraken rank 26th in the league this campaign with 2.79 goals per contest.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Claude Giroux: Opens scoring in loss
Giroux scored a goal on four shots in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Giroux went three weeks between goals, but the Senators' schedule meant that was just a six-game gap between tallies. The 35-year-old had two assists in that span. He's up to six goals, 17 points, 46 shots on net and a plus-4 rating through 18 appearances this season. As long as he's in a top-line role, Giroux should continue to hover around a point-per-game pace.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Brady Tkachuk: One of each Friday
Tkachuk scored a power-play goal on four shots and added an assist in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Tkachuk played a large role in the Senators establishing an early 2-0 lead, but their offense stalled out after that. This was Tkachuk's fourth multi-point effort over his last 11 contests, a span in which he has seven goals and four assists. The star winger is at 11 tallies, six helpers, 83 shots on net, 48 hits, 50 PIM and a minus-1 rating through 18 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Joonas Korpisalo: Loses against former team
Korpisalo stopped 19 of 23 shots in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Korpisalo took his second straight loss, and he's allowed at least three goals in six of his last seven outings. This was his first game back in Columbus since he was traded to the Kings at last season's trade deadline. The 29-year-old's first year with the Senators has been a mixed bag -- he's at 5-6-0 with a 3.41 GAA and an .897 save percentage through 13 appearances. With Thomas Chabot back from a hand injury, the Senators' defense should improve, which could in turn help Korpisalo get his season on track. Anton Forsberg will likely draw the start Saturday versus the Kraken.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Joonas Korpisalo: Facing Blue Jackets
Korpisalo will defend the road crease in Columbus on Friday, according to TSN 1200 Ottawa.
It will be a homecoming for Korpisalo who spent eight seasons with Columbus before he was dealt to LA at the trade deadline last season. He signed as a UFA with Ottawa in the offseason and is 5-5-0 with a 3.34 GAA and .902 save percentage in 2023-24. The Blue Jackets are last in the Metropolitan Division and 29th overall in the NHL standings with a 7-13-4 record. They are in the middle of the pack as far as shots on goal are concerned, averaging 30.5 per game.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Mark Kastelic: Shifted to long-term IR
Kastelic (ankle) was moved to long-term injured reserve Thursday, per CapFriendly.
Kastelic has already missed eight games due to his ankle problem, so this move simply rules him out for the Sens' back-to-back against Columbus and Seattle on Friday and Saturday, respectively. By putting both Kastelic and Ridly Greig (lower body) on LTIR, the team freed up the necessary cap space to activate Thomas Chabot off injured reserve.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Ridly Greig: Shifts to LTIR
Greig (lower body) has been moved from injured reserve to long-term injured reserve, CapFriendly reports.
Greig hasn't played since Nov. 2, so the move is presumably retroactive to that date. If that's the case, then he can be activated as early as Tuesday versus the Rangers. Greig has two goals and seven points in nine contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Thomas Chabot: Will play Friday
Chabot (hand) will return to the lineup Friday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Chabot has missed the last 10 games with a fractured hand suffered versus the Islanders on Oct. 26. The talented blueliner is likely to lose some power-play time, at least initially, as Jake Sanderson and Jakob Chychrun may have passed him on the depth chart. Chabot had three assists in seven games before he was placed on long-term injured reserve.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Thomas Chabot: Expected to return Friday
Coach DJ Smith expects Chabot (hand) to return Friday versus Columbus, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
Although Chabot appears to be on track to make his return following a 10-game absence, Smith notes that Ottawa's medical staff will have the final say on the defenseman's status against the Blue Jackets. Chabot picked up three helpers through the first seven games of the season before suffering a fractured hand.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Joonas Korpisalo: Has rough night vs. Florida
Korpisalo stopped 33 of 38 shots in a 5-0 loss to Florida on Monday.
It was a bad night for Korpisalo, but in his defense, the first three goals he surrendered were scored on the power play. Florida was given a staggering seven attempts with the man advantage, and Ottawa offered him no offensive support, so clearly this loss isn't solely on the goaltender. All the same, Korpisalo has now allowed at least three goals in five of his last six appearances. He has a 5-5-0 record, 3.34 GAA and .902 save percentage in 12 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Joonas Korpisalo: Draws start Monday
Korpisalo will be stationed between the pipes for Monday's home tilt with the Panthers, Doug Plagens of the Panthers Radio Network reports.
Korpisalo will make his first start since Nov. 16 after missing the last two games with an undisclosed injury. The 29-year-old has picked up a win in three straight appearances, stopping 88 of 96 shots during that span. On the year, he's sporting a 3.17 GAA and a .906 save percentage through 11 outings.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Joonas Korpisalo: Available to return
Korpisalo (undisclosed) is available to return to the lineup Monday against Florida, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
The Senators did not name a starter for Monday's contest, but Korpisalo appears to be ready to return from a two-game absence. He has posted a 5-4-0 record this season with a 3.17 GAA and a .906 save percentage in 11 appearances. If Korpisalo doesn't get the nod against the Panthers, Anton Forsberg will start for Ottawa.... See More ... See Less