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Senators' Anders Nilsson: Still recovering from injury
Nilsson (concussion) played his last game before the hiatus Dec. 26, missing nearly three months.
Nilsson really wasn't playing that well before the injury took place, and given that the Senators are in no hurry to win now, they were also in no hurry to rush him back. Nilsson will likely be in competition with Marcus Hogberg for Ottawa's goaltending top job at the start of 2020-21.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Craig Anderson: Reaches hiatus with strong stretch
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.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Marcus Hogberg: Leads Senators in GAA at hiatus
Hogberg's 3.12 GAA just barely edged out Anders Nilsson for the team lead, though his save percentage was a tad behind at .904.
Neither number was all that impressive, and Hogberg struggled to find his footing in what was a three-way battle for the top job in Ottawa that ended up with no real winner. Still, Hogberg has some value for next year, as he is the youngest of the three netminders from this season and will likely get every chance to win the No. 1 job in 2020-21.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Matthew Peca: Notched two assists before hiatus
Peca scored a pair of points in nine games with Ottawa before the season was paused.
Two points in nine games isn't impressive, but given that the Senators just acquired him, the adjustment is understandable. Ottawa will be patient with Peca after trading for him from Montreal, but he's unlikely to help out fantasy-wise at the moment.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Christian Wolanin: Goes scoreless before hiatus
Wolanin appeared in three games without recording a point before the season was paused.
Wolanin spent most of the year out with a shoulder injury, so his season gets a pass after he didn't reach the NHL until the final week of action before the hiatus. Ottawa isn't in any rush with him, so he's still got some time before he becomes a fantasy contributor.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Andreas Englund: Reaches hiatus after slow start
Englund managed three points in 24 appearances for Ottawa prior to the hiatus.
Englund spent half of this time at AHL Belleville, though he didn't record any points there. He doesn't appear likely to be much of a threat for offense anytime soon.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Rudolfs Balcers: Scoreless in March
Balcers' final point before the hiatus came Feb. 27 against Vancouver.
Given that Balcers had just three points all season and only appeared in 15 games, there's probably no reason to roster him in any fantasy format. He's only 22 years old, so he has time to develop, but he's a long way away from contributing.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Mikkel Boedker: Played last nine games before pause
Boedker played just 20 games in 2019-20 before the hiatus, nine of which came directly before the league suspended play.
The reality is that Boedker is probably not going to be around when the Senators are ready to contend again. Unless he's moved in the offseason, he's probably not worth considering from a fantasy standpoint in 2020-21.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Scott Sabourin: Struggles to find footing
Sabourin had just six points on the season as the hiatus occurred, going scoreless in his final five games.
Sabourin never really got started during his first year in the NHL, seeing his ice time usually stay under 10 minutes per game. Given that he'll be 28 in July and hasn't shown much in terms of fantasy relevance, there's little reason to think he's going to be much of a factor moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Mike Reilly: Serves as power play scorer
Reilly notched nine of his 12 points this season with the man advantage.
Interestingly, Reilly's final two points before the league suspended play came without the man advantage. But besides that, he was almost strictly a power-play performer for the Senators this season. Given that his production came in just 30 games, however, he sometimes makes for an intriguing option in daily formats when he's confirmed to be suiting up.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Ticked up assists before hiatus
Zaitsev managed three points in the final seven games before the hiatus.
Zaitsev just hasn't been the same kind of offensive threat since his rookie year, as he's become far more of a defensive player. He's cut back on his plus-minus deficit, but that's the only way his fantasy value has improved since 2017. He can be safely ignored in virtually all formats.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Ron Hainsey: Hits hiatus on cold streak
Hainsey managed just one point in his last 20 games before the hiatus.
If the season doesn't resume, there's a strong chance that Hainsey could call it a career, which has spanned 17 seasons and seen him transition from a scoring defenseman to a tough, experienced blueliner who provides value to his squad beyond the scoresheet. At 39 years old, he was on track for his lowest scoring total since 2015, and he offers little to no fantasy value.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Mark Borowiecki: Sitting on career year
Borowiecki (ankle) missed the final four weeks before the hiatus but had posted career highs in both goals (seven) and assists (11).
Boro surprised more than a few people this season when he was healthy, as he had never been known as anything more than a hard hitter and team-first defender. He's still very much a defense-first blueliner, but he's now shown a bit of value in daily formats and deeper season-long leagues, as well.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Nick Paul: Embraces larger role
Paul entered the hiatus having more than tripled his shots-on-goal totals in a season, notching 20 points in the process.
Prior to this year, Paul had only taken 73 shots in his career and hit 103 prior to the league postponement, which suggests he could eventually become a solid contributor as he gets more NHL experience. At 24 years old on a rebuilding team, Paul is probably at least two or three years away from becoming a real contributor, so he should only be owned in deeper dynasty leagues at this point in his career.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Artem Anisimov: Poor production
If the regular season does not resume, Anisimov (upper body) has failed to play in 50 games for the first time in seven years, and it showed up in his scoring totals.
Injuries knocked him out of the last four games, but he did match his goal numbers from last year. At this point in his career, the soon-to-be 32-year-old is a 15-to-20 goal scorer who will provide assists as well as goals when he's on a good team and will only provide goals when his team isn't up to par. As the Senators are rebuilding, Anisimov is strictly a lower-end goal scorer at this point.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Colin White: Finishes on hot streak
White has notched eight points over his last nine games, making an otherwise tough season look a lot better.
Who is the real Colin White? Is it the player who's managed 15 points in 52 games, or the one who's scored eight in nine? The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle, and given how young he is, odds are that he's going to take a step forward in 2020-21. White's worth hanging onto in dynasty formats, even with the rough year.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Chris Tierney: Hits hiatus with flurry
Tierney has seven points in his last nine games, his strongest stretch of the year.
Given that he has just 37 points all season, this could be quite the finish if regular-season games are not completed. However, it's probably not sustainable when hockey resumes, given that it took so long for it to occur. Look at Tierney as more of an option for deeper leagues in 2020-21.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Anthony Duclair: Finishes productive season
Duclair has posted his first 40-point season since 2015-16, scoring a career high in goals with 23 so far in his first full season in Ottawa.
Duclair might have finally found a long-term home after bouncing around the league for the first five years of his career. He's been productive all season on a bad team, and that suggests he'll be a strong contributor as the Senators begin the climb back toward respectability.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Bobby Ryan: Finishes trying year
Ryan has scored four goals in the eight games following his comeback to perhaps cap off what was otherwise a difficult year with a positive note, should the regular season not be completed.
Now that we know what Ryan's issue was, that puts his forgettable season in a different light. He will probably never be the player he once was, but he represents real opportunity in daily leagues at the start of 2020-21, as he could provide a lot of value for a cheap price if his demons are truly behind him.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Connor Brown: Closes season strong
Brown has scored seven points in his last nine contests and stands with a career-high 27 assists.
Setting up 27 goals on a team that's only scored 191 of them is no small feat, and Brown looks likely to be an important part of Ottawa's youth movement. He could be a solid later-round pick in yearly leagues next season.... See More ... See Less