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Senators' Magnus Paajarvi: Snaps 18-game goal drought
Paajarvi scored twice in Saturday's 6-2 win over Toronto.
He netted the winner and ended an 18-game goal drought. The 2009 first-rounder has never lived up to his draft billing. Now 27, Paajarvi will record just his second full season. But with just 14 points in 71 games, he's just not fantasy worthy. Nice game, though.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Third win in last four games
Nilsson made 35 saves in a 6-2 win over Toronto on Saturday.
Nilsson has had two massive, back-to-back wins over the Blues and now the Buds. And he has won three of his last four, allowing just seven goals in that span. Nilsson is officially hot. Take advantage.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Zack Smith: Has pinch me, I'm dreaming night
Smith delivered three assists in a 6-2 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
It was a "pinch me, I'm dreaming" game for Smith, who last put up a three-point game Jan. 22, 2017. He's got 27 points in 63 games and could hit the 30-point mark this year. If so, Smith will have done that in three of his last four seasons. Great for him and the Sens, but there's nothing here that screams fantasy worthy.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Colin White: Won't leave with team for Vancouver
White (neck) won't leave with the team Monday ahead of Wednesday's game against the Canucks, but he could join in when the Senators travel to Calgary on Thursday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
White will skip at least three games as he battles a neck issue, though it sounds far from a certainty that he will join the team in Calgary. The 22-year-old pivot has made strides in his first full season at the top level, racking up 35 points -- 13 goals and 22 assists -- over 63 contests. His production comes on a Senators club that is lacking in the talent department following the trade deadline, which bodes well for him if the Senators' new pieces develop and they can add some more through the draft and free agency next offseason.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Christian Jaros: Ready to rock
Jaros (hamstring) will return to action Saturday against Toronto, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Jaros' return to health will bolster the Senators' depth at defense, but it probably won't impact many fantasy lineups, as he's only totaled nine points while posting an ugly minus-15 rating in 50 games this campaign. The 22-year-old rookie will skate on the bottom pair Saturday, but he should also see time on the man advantage as a member of the second power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Colin White: Hampered by neck injury
White is dealing with a neck injury that will prevent him from suiting up against the Maple Leafs on Saturday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Unfortunately, the Senators don't know when White will be fit to play in another game, but with any luck, the ensuing three-day break in the schedule will afford the burgeoning pivot enough time to make a full recovery. White's produced 13 goals, 22 helpers and five power-play points over 63 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Demoted to minors
The Senators sent Brannstrom to AHL Belleville on Friday.
Brannstrom posted a plus-1 rating during his NHL debut, but that was the extent of his contributions. Still just 19, the 15th overall pick from the 2017 NHL Entry Draft will retake his spot in the minors to gain some more experience before he's promoted on a permanent basis. He's spent most of the 2018-19 campaign with the Chicago Wolves as part of the Vegas organization, racking up 28 points over 41 games, but the Swede was dished to Ottawa as the main piece in a trade for Mark Stone.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Mark Borowiecki: Set to play Saturday
Borowiecki (illness) is expected to suit up against Toronto on Saturday, per Dean Brown of the Senators Radio Network.
Borowiecki missed Thursday's clash with the Blues due to illness, but he appears to be healthy enough to play Saturday, hence the demotion of Erik Brannstrom to the minors. Considering the 29-year-old Borowiecki has tallied a mere four points in 46 games this season, he likely won't offer much in terms of offensive production.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Tending twine Saturday
Nilsson will start between the pipes in Saturday's game against the visiting Maple Leafs.
In his last outing, Nilsson helped Ottawa snap a four-game losing streak by shutting out the Blues on Thursday. The Swede is 2-1-0 in three starts so far in March, allowing just five goals while posting a 1.69 GAA and .948 save percentage. Nilsson and the Senators will face a tough Toronto offense Saturday -- the Maple Leafs average 3.56 goals per game on the road this season, good for second-best in the league.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Cody Goloubef: Sent back to minors
Goloubef was reassigned to AHL Belleville on Friday.
Called up to Ottawa on Thursday, Goloubef was able to log one shot on goal and six hits over 14:37 of ice time in a win over the Blues. He should be able to join Belleville's push for the playoffs, as it currently holds the final spot in the North Division.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Christian Wolanin: Three points in last six games
Wolanin scored the game-winning goal Thursday in a 2-0 win over St. Louis.
He's been sharp since his call-up and has three points (one goal, two assists) in his last six games. Wolanin's audition for a full-time gig in 2019-20 is on. He could deliver some sneaky fantasy value given his minor-league success.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Sharp in March
Nilsson made 35 saves in a 2-0 win over the Blues on Thursday.
He helped the Sens snap a four-game skid. It was Nilsson's second shutout of the season and sixth of his NHL career. He has looked sharp this month -- he's 2-1 in three starts with just five goals against. Nilsson could be in line for a few more starts than usual given his recent results ... and the Sens' need to finish better than last overall. Otherwise, they surrender the best odds of the first-overall draft pick in June to Colorado.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Christian Jaros: Won't play Thursday
Jaros (hamstring) won't be in the lineup for Thursday's game against St. Louis.
This news comes as a bit of a surprise, as a previous report from Brent Wallace of TSN.ca indicated Jaros was expected to suit up against the Blues, but the Senators have already been eliminated from playoff contention, so there's no reason for them to rush the rookie blueliner back if he's not 100 percent healthy. Jaros will have to wait for Saturday night's matchup with Toronto for his next opportunity to rejoin the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Mark Borowiecki: Too sick to suit up
Borowiecki (illness) will miss Thursday's game versus St. Louis.
The blueliner's absence will do little to alter fantasy fates, as Borowiecki has found the scoresheet just one time in his last 23 games and has only four points in 46 games this season. Cody Goloubef will take his place in Thursday's lineup.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Cody Goloubef: Recalled to NHL
Goloubef was brought back to Ottawa on Thursday.
Even though AHL Belleville currently occupies the last playoff spot in the North Division, Goloubef received the promotion, meaning he'll be with Ottawa the rest of the season. At 29 years old, the Senators are likely going to use this time to find out whether Goloubef can help them in their rebuild or if they're better off looking elsewhere. Fantasy owners should have no such concerns; Goloubef isn't valuable enough to be on their rosters at this point, even if he gets a chance in Ottawa.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Set to make NHL debut
Brannstrom was recalled from AHL Belleville and will skate in Thursday's home game against St. Louis.
The 19-year-old is one of the most coveted prospects in the game and will get a chance to make his NHL debut Thursday. Brannstrom was the key piece in a deal that sent Mark Stone to Vegas at the trade deadline. The Swede has 28 points in 41 AHL games this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Mark Borowiecki: Dealing with illness
Borowiecki is under the weather and will be a game-time decision against the Blues on Thursday, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports.
Borowiecki has just one point in his previous 23 appearances, so his potential absence from the lineup is unlikely to impact the majority of fantasy owners. The Sens don't have any emergency depth on the blue line and will need to promote a player from the minors if Borowiecki is unable to suit up Thursday.... See More ... See Less