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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
19-3-0 38
15-5-5 35
14-8-1 29
11-6-5 27
10-9-4 24
11-10-1 23
10-13-1 21
8-13-1 17

Top Senators News

  • Senators' Alex Formenton: Can't play in NHL in 2022-23

    Formenton didn't sign with Ottawa before 5 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, which makes him ineligible to play in the NHL for the rest of the 2022-23 campaign, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Formenton is a restricted free agent, which is why there was a deadline for him to agree to a contract. Ottawa can still re-sign Formenton or trade his negotiating rights to another team, but because the deadline has passed, he still wouldn't be able to play in the NHL until next season. The 23-year-old forward had 18 goals, 32 points, 59 PIM and 101 hits in 79 games in 2021-22.

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  • Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Recalled from AHL

    Zaitsev was recalled from AHL Belleville on Thursday.

    Zaitsev was sent down Nov. 18 after he cleared waivers nine days earlier. He was held pointless in three games with Belleville before his promotion and has one assist in seven games with Ottawa this season.

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  • Senators' Cam Talbot: Falls to Rangers

    Talbot surrendered three goals on 36 shots in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Rangers.

    Talbot had won his previous two games while allowing a combined three goals. He's 3-6-0 with a 2.57 GAA and .918 save percentage in 11 contests this season. Talbot didn't make his season debut until Nov. 3 because of a rib injury, but he's gotten into 11 of Ottawa's last 13 games.

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  • Senators' Shane Pinto: Ends eight-game goal drought

    Pinto scored a goal in Ottawa's 3-1 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday.

    Pinto has nine goals and 11 points in 22 games this season. He started the campaign with an incredible run of six goals in eight contests, but Pinto has gone cold since then and entered Wednesday's contest on an eight-game goal scoring drought. He did log 18:12 of ice time versus the Rangers though, which is up from his season average of 14:57 going into Wednesday's contest. If Ottawa decides to keep using him like that, then the 22-year-old forward will be worth keeping an eye on.

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  • Senators' Anton Forsberg: Set to serve as backup

    Forsberg (lower body) is listed as the backup goalie for Wednesday's home game versus the Rangers, per TSN 1200 Ottawa.

    Forsberg was unavailable for the last two games, but it's no surprise he's healthy to back up after Kevin Mandolese was reassigned to AHL Belleville on Monday. Cam Talbot will make another start for the Senators on Wednesday, but it shouldn't be too long before Forsberg gets another turn in the crease. The Senators visit the Rangers on Friday and then host the Sharks on Saturday, which should give the 30-year-old a chance to make his return in a back-to-back.

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  • Senators' Cam Talbot: In goal Wednesday

    Talbot will get the starting nod at home versus the Rangers on Wednesday, per TSN 1200 Ottawa.

    Talbot will be making his sixth consecutive appearance between the pipes for the Senators, including back-to-back wins over Anaheim and Los Angeles on Friday and Sunday, respectively. On the year, Talbot's record is less than stellar, having gone 3-5-0 in 10 outings despite a 2.51 GAA and .919 save percentage.

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  • Senators' Lassi Thomson: Returned to AHL

    Thomson was assigned to AHL Belleville on Monday.

    Thomson played in two games with Ottawa last week prior being scratched Sunday against Los Angeles.

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  • Senators' Kevin Mandolese: Moved back to minors

    Mandolese was demoted to AHL Belleville on Monday.

    The decision to reassign Mandolese could be an indication that Anton Forsberg (lower body) is ready to return, though the Senators don't play again until Wednesday. As such, the move could also be a cap-saving measure. Even if Mandolese is brought back up before that clash with the Rangers, he is unlikely to get the starting nod over Cam Talbot.

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  • Senators' Thomas Chabot: Registers two helpers

    Chabot notched a pair of assists, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Kings.

    Chabot set up Brady Tkachuk's first-period marker and also had a hand in Claude Giroux's game-winner in overtime. With three assists in two games since returning from a concussion, Chabot hasn't missed a beat. His massive role in all situations makes him a plug-and-play option for fantasy managers. The 25-year-old has nine points (four on the power play), 37 shots on net, 24 hits, 23 blocked shots, 18 PIM and a minus-1 rating through 16 appearances.

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  • Senators' Tim Stutzle: Generates pair of helpers

    Stutzle notched two assists, three shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Kings.

    Stutzle's second assist was a huge one -- he launched a backhand stretch pass to Claude Giroux behind the Kings' defense for the game-winning goal 20 seconds into overtime. With two goals and three helpers in his last four games, Stutzle's offense is humming along. He's posted eight tallies, 14 helpers, 45 shots on net, 38 hits and a minus-6 rating in 21 contests. Now in his third season, it's not surprising for the third overall pick from 2020 to be challenging for a point-per-game pace.

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  • Senators' Alex DeBrincat: Nets power-play marker

    DeBrincat scored a power-play goal on five shots in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Kings.

    DeBrincat tallied at 12:17 of the second period to put the Senators ahead 2-1. The goal was his first in five games, but he picked up an assist in each of his two previous outings to keep his offense steady. The winger is up to six tallies, 17 points (nine on the power play), 76 shots on net, 30 hits and a minus-7 rating through 21 contests, primarily playing in a second-line role.

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  • Senators' Brady Tkachuk: One of each Sunday

    Tkachuk scored a goal on seven shots and logged a power-play assist in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Kings.

    Tkachuk opened the scoring in the first period and also set up an Alex DeBrincat goal in the second. This was Tkachuk's first multi-point effort in his last seven contests. While he hasn't been explosive, he's been consistent with just one multi-game stretch without a point all season. The 23-year-old winger has nine tallies, 16 helpers, eight power-play points, 95 shots, 54 hits, 32 PIM and a minus-7 rating in 21 games.

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  • Senators' Claude Giroux: Two points in overtime win

    Giroux scored the game-winning goal, added an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Kings.

    Giroux helped out on a Brady Tkachuk tally in the first period. Just 20 seconds into overtime, Giroux got on a breakaway and scored after an impressive backhand stretch pass from Tim Stutzle. It had been a quiet run for Giroux lately -- he had just one assist in his previous five games. The 34-year-old is up to nine tallies, 11 assists, 49 shots on net, 18 hits and a plus-1 rating in 21 contests overall.

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  • Senators' Cam Talbot: Wins in LA

    Talbot allowed two goals on 27 shots in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Kings.

    Talbot lost the first two games of the Senators' road trip, but he's bounced back to win the last two. He was solid Sunday aside from a pair of Arthur Kaliyev power-play goals. Talbot is now up to 3-5-0 with a 2.51 GAA and a .919 save percentage through 10 appearances. The 35-year-old is beginning to settle in with his new team, and he should have a clear path to playing time as long as Anton Forsberg (lower body) is out, though that's not expected to be much longer. The Senators' next two games are in a home-and-home set versus the Rangers on Wednesday and Friday, with the first game in Ottawa.

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  • Senators' Anton Forsberg: Won't suit up Sunday

    Forsberg (lower body) won't be in the lineup Sunday versus the Kings, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

    Coach D.J. Smith said that Forsberg is very close to being cleared. The Senators netminder also didn't dress Friday versus Anaheim. Cam Talbot will start Sunday's game and Kevin Mandolese will fill in again as the backup goalie.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 3.03
(17th)
3.35
(20th)
23.8
(10th)

Injuries

Player Injury
J. Norris C Josh Norris C Shoulder
J. Bernard-Docker D Jacob Bernard-Docker D Ankle

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