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Craig Anderson, G9/20/2014 12:09:00 AM
Description: Those concerned that Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson would be in a 50-50 time share situation with Robin Lehner should like the words spoken by head coach Paul MacLean on Friday.
Insight: "Craig Anderson is the No. 1 goaltender," reports Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen. Anderson was a disappointing 25-16-8 with a 3.00 GAA and .911 save percentage last season. Only time will tell, but we see Lehner with a significant workload.
Clarke MacArthur, LW8/21/2014 1:48:00 PM
Description: Left wing Clarke MacArthur and the Senators have come to terms on a five-year extension.
Insight: MacArthur went on to tell the Ottawa Sun that he will not change the way he plays the game. "Just because I've got a five-year deal, that doesn't mean I need to change a whole lot. I kind of want to play the same game. I want to play good in both ends." MacArthur had 24 goals and 31 assists in his first season in Ottawa last year.
David Legwand, C7/4/2014 8:18:00 PM
Description: David Legwand has signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Senators.
Insight: Legwand played the first 956 games of his career with the Nashville Predators before going to his hometown Red Wings at the trade deadline last season. He finished with 51 points (14 goals) in 83 games.
Jason Spezza, C6/11/2014 8:46:00 PM
Description: Senators center Jason Spezza has asked for a trade. SOURCE: Bruce Garrioch, Ottawa Sun
Insight: We've heard rumblings about this for a while so it isn't exactly breaking news that Spezza wants out of Ottawa. He was 14th among centers in scoring this year with 66 points in 75 games.
Jason Spezza, C5/12/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Ottawa center Jason Spezza could be on the move this offseason.
Insight: Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos says the Senators are shopping him to Western Conference teams. It's possible Ottawa could pull the trigger prior to the draft on June 27th.
Craig Anderson, G4/12/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson made 28 saves Saturday for his fourth shutout of the season.
Insight: Fantasy owners have to be disappointed with how Anderson (24-16-8, 3.06 GAA) has performed this season but at least he can go out on a high note after this outing. Anderson's four clean slates this season are his most since 2009-10 when he played for the Avalanche.
Mika Zibanejad, C4/12/2014 2:25:00 PM
Description: Senators center Mike Zibanejad (undisclosed) will miss the remainder of the season.
Insight: Zibanejad was injured in Thursday's game against New Jersey and was taken to the hospital. The 2011 sixth-overall pick had 16 goals, 33 points and 153 SOG in 69 games this season.
Colin Greening, C4/10/2014 5:14:00 PM
Description: According to nhl.com. Ottawa center Colin Greening (lower body) will miss another game Thursday, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Greening has just six goals and 11 assists in 73 games. Throw in the -15 rating and he has no fantasy value.
Jason Spezza, C4/8/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Jason Spezza led the Senators with two goals Tuesday in a 4-1 win over the Islanders.
Insight: Spezza has now scored 20 or more goals eight times in his career including seven of the last eight seasons. The Blue Jackets' win over Phoenix on Tuesday eliminated Ottawa from the postseason. It's the first time the Senators have missed the playoffs since 2011.
Colin Greening, C4/8/2014 4:48:00 PM
Description: According to nhl.com. Ottawa center Colin Greening will sit out Tuesday with a lower-body injury.
Insight: Greening has just six goals and 11 assists in 73 games. Throw in the -15 rating and he has no fantasy value.
Zack Smith, C4/4/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Ottawa center Zack Smith scored two goals Friday in a loss to Montreal.
Insight: Smith (13 goals, eight assists) hadn't scored since March 15th. He needs one more goal to tie his career-high.
Jason Spezza, CHot4/2/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: Senators center Jason Spezza (lower body) will miss Wednesday's game, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.
Insight: Spezza (19 G, 42 A, -23, 206 SOG), who had 16 points in 14 games in March, will miss his second straight game.
Jason Spezza, CHot3/31/2014 6:21:00 PM
Description: Senators center Jason Spezza (lower body) will not play Monday, according to the Ottawa Sun.
Insight: Spezza (19 G, 42 A, -23, 206 SOG) had 16 points in 14 games in March. He could be back Wednesday.
Kyle Turris, CHot3/30/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Senators center Kyle Turris has notched seven points (four goals, three assists) during a four-game points streak.
Insight: Turris had two goals and one assist Sunday and now has 25 goals and 55 points this season.
Clarke MacArthur, LWHot3/30/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Ottawa left wing Clarke MacArthur has generated a goal in three straight games and six points in that span.
Insight: Bobby Ryan is out for the season but the MacArthur-Kyle Turris pairing has continued to succeed without him. MacArthur has 24 goals and 54 points this season.
Milan Michalek, LWHot3/30/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: Senators left wing Milan Michalek had two goals Sunday against Calgary.
Insight: Michalek has collected five goals and two assists over his last seven games.
Clarke MacArthur, LW3/28/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Ottawa left wing Clarke MacArthur reached 50 points for the second time in his career Friday against the Blackhawks.
Insight: MacArthur had a goal and two assists Friday and now has 52 points in 70 games this season.
Mika Zibanejad, C3/28/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Senators center Mike Zibanejad (upper body) is expected to play Friday against the Blackhawks, according to senators.nhl.com.
Insight: Zibanejad missed Tuesday's game and is officially listed as a game-time decision, but coach Paul MacLean expects to have him available. The 2011 sixth-overall pick has 13 goals, 27 points and 138 SOG in 61 games this season.
Chris Phillips, D3/28/2014 5:43:00 PM
Description: Ottawa defenseman Chris Phillips (upper body) will miss a second straight game Friday, according to Brent Wallace of tsn.ca.
Insight: Phillips said Thursday that he would be good to go Friday but that isn't the case. The longtime Ottawa blueliner has one goal and 13 points in 61 games this season.
Craig Anderson, G3/28/2014 5:21:00 PM
Description: Senators goalie Craig Anderson (upper body) will return to action Friday against the Blackhawks, according to Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen.
Insight: Anderson (21-14-8, 3.10 GAA, .908 SV%) collided with teammate Milan Michalek on March 10 and missed the last seven games.
Craig Anderson, G3/27/2014 6:41:00 PM
Description: Senators goalie Craig Anderson (upper body) says he is ready to go Saturday if he is called upon, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.
Insight: Anderson (21-14-8, 3.10 GAA, .908 SV%) collided with teammate Milan Michalek on March 10 and hasn't played since.
Mika Zibanejad, C3/27/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Senators center Mike Zibanejad (upper body) will return to the lineup Friday, according to Brent Wallace of tsn.ca.
Insight: Zibanejad missed Tuesday's game. The 2011 sixth-overall pick has 13 goals, 27 points and 138 SOG in 61 games this season.
Chris Phillips, D3/27/2014 6:38:00 PM
Description: Ottawa defenseman Chris Phillips (upper body) will return to the lineup Friday after sitting out Tuesday's game, according to Brent Wallace of tsn.ca.
Insight: The longtime Ottawa blueliner has one goal and 13 points in 61 games this season.
Bobby Ryan, LW3/27/2014 3:51:00 PM
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan will miss the remainder of the season due to sports hernia surgery.
Insight: The 26-year-old had 23 goals and 48 points on 190 shots in 70 games and his absence will hurt deeply.
Kyle Turris, C3/25/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Senators center Kyle Turris hit the 50-point mark for the first time with two assists Tuesday against the Panthers.
Insight: It was Turris' first multi-point game since Jan. 30. The 24-year-old had 20-29 points in each of the previous four seasons before coming up with a career-high 51 (22 goals) in 72 games this season.
Clarke MacArthur, LW3/25/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Ottawa left wing Clarke MacArthur scored his 22nd goal of the season Tuesday at Florida.
Insight: MacArthur is one point away from reaching 50 for the second time in his career.
Mika Zibanejad, C3/25/2014 8:23:00 PM
Description: Senators center Mike Zibanejad missed Tuesday's game with an undisclosed injury.
Insight: The 2011 sixth-overall pick has 13 goals, 27 points and 138 SOG in 61 games this season.
Bobby Ryan, LW3/25/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan (hip) missed Monday's game and will sit out again Tuesday, according to nhl.com.
Insight: The 26-year-old had 18 goals and 36 points his first 42 games, but his pace has drastically slowed with five goals and 12 points in the past 28.
Bobby Ryan, LW3/24/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan took a hard hit into the boards on Saturday afternoon and is questionable for Monday's game against Tampa Bay.
Insight: The 26-year-old had 18 goals and 36 points his first 42 games, but his pace has drastically slowed with one goal and three assists in the past 10 games.
Nathan Lawson, G3/24/2014 10:32:00 AM
Description: Ottawa goalie Nathan Lawson is doubtful for Monday's game against Tampa Bay due to a lower body injury.
Insight: Lawson is only a backup for Robin Lehner at this time and will have no fantasy value.
Jesse Winchester, RW3/22/2014 12:18:00 PM
Description: Panthers winger Jesse Winchester (lower body) could play Saturday in Los Angeles, according to a Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel report.
Insight: Winchester has nine goals, eight assists and 31 PIM in 42 games which doesn't make him fantasy worthy, even if healthy.
Nathan Lawson, G3/22/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Ottawa goalie Nathan Lawson is doubtful for Saturday's game against Dallas due to a lower body injury.
Insight: Lawson is only a backup for Robin Lehner at this time and will have no fantasy value.
Craig Anderson, G3/19/2014 2:32:00 PM
Description: Senators goalie Craig Anderson (upper body) will not play Thursday, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.
Insight: Anderson practiced Wednesday morning, but he's still feeling the effects of a collision he had with teammate Milan Michalek on March 10.
Bobby Ryan, LW3/18/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan scored his first goal since Feb. 27 Tuesday against the Rangers. has picked up just 11 points (four goals) in his last 25 games.
Insight: Ryan has provided fantasy owners with four points in his last five games after getting just eight in his previous 21. The 26-year-old once looked like a lock for his fifth-career 30-goal season but he has 23 with 14 games left. Ryan had 18 goals and 36 points his first 42 games.
Craig Anderson, G3/18/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Senators goalie Craig Anderson (upper body) will not play Tuesday, according to Ira Mendes of the Ottawa Citizen.
Insight: Anderson says he feels like he would be hurting the team if he tried to play and still doesn't have a firm timetable for his return. The goalie has recovered from getting hit high in the chest by a Shea Weber slapshot on March 10, but he admitted he's still feeling the effects of a collision with teammate Milan Michalek from that same game.
Bobby Ryan, LW3/16/2014 9:07:00 PM
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan has picked up just 11 points (four goals) in his last 25 games.
Insight: He had 18 goals and 36 points his first 42 games. Ryan's production has picked up again lately, as he has provided three assists his last four games, but he hasn't scored a goal in March. The 26-year-old once looked like a lock for his fifth-career 30-goal season but his cold streak has him stuck at 22 with 15 games to play.
Craig Anderson, G3/15/2014 2:35:00 PM
Description: Senators goalie Craig Anderson left Monday's game with discomfort in his chest and shoulder and is not expected to start on Saturday.
Insight: Anderson (21-14-8, 3.10 GAA, .908 SV%) was expected to practice Saturday morning, but Robin Lehner is scheduled to be between the pipes versus Montreal and Carey Price Saturday night.
Clarke MacArthur, LW3/15/2014 2:35:00 PM
Description: Ottawa left wing Clarke MacArthur was back at practice on Wednesday and is expected to be in Saturday's lineup.
Insight: MacArthur (19 goals, 25 assists) has missed the past two games with an injured hand. Get him back in your lineup.
Craig Anderson, G3/13/2014 6:50:00 PM
Description: Senators goalie Craig Anderson left Monday's game and is still dealing with discomfort in his chest and shoulder, according to Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen.
Insight: Anderson (21-14-8, 3.10 GAA, .908 SV%) hasn't returned to practice yet and is questionable for Saturday's game.
Clarke MacArthur, LW3/12/2014 1:42:00 PM
Description: Ottawa left wing Clarke MacArthur was back at practice on Wednesday. SOURCE: Senators.com
Insight: MacArthur (19 goals, 25 assists) has missed the past few games with an injured hand. He's likely to return Saturday against Montreal.
Ales Hemsky, RW3/8/2014 6:46:00 PM
Description: Senators winger Ales Hemsky had three assists Saturday against the Jets.
Insight: Hemsky (9 G, 20 A) joined Ottawa in a trade from Edmonton on Wednesday, and the Sens have stuck him on the top line with Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek. Those three accounted for one goal and eight assists Saturday.
Kyle Turris, C3/8/2014 6:36:00 PM
Description: Senators center Kyle Turris has scored a goal in two straight games.
Insight: Turris had just two points in eight games from Feb. 1 to March 4 after posting 10+ points in each of the first four months this season, but he's back on track. The 24-year-old has 21 goals and 46 points in 64 games this season.
Milan Michalek, LWHot3/8/2014 6:33:00 PM
Description: Senators left wing Milan Michalek has delivered eight points in his last eight games.
Insight: Michalek (11 G, 19 A) had a goal and two assists Saturday at Winnipeg, but he's still underachieving this season after putting up 74 points in 100 games the previous two seasons. His -21 doesn't help matters.
Jason Spezza, CHot3/8/2014 6:31:00 PM
Description: Senators center Jason Spezza had three helpers Saturday at Winnipeg.
Insight: Spezza has been active lately, recording 11 points and 26 SOG his last eight games. He has 50 points in 59 games, though his -22 damages his fantasy value.
Clarke MacArthur, LW3/8/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Senators left wing Clarke MacArthur will miss at least one week due to a bruised hand.
Insight: Although MacArthur had zero points in six February games he has a goal and an assist in three March games. His 44-point total in 60 games is good enough for fourth best on the Ottawa roster. Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan will have to find another winger for the next few games, likely Mike Hoffman or Colin Greening.
Ales Hemsky, RW3/5/2014 12:34:00 PM
Description: The Senators have acquired Ales Hemsky from the Oilers for two draft picks.
Insight: Hemsky scored a pair of goals Tuesday night against his new team, but the 30-year-old only has 26 points (nine goals) and 94 SOG in 55 games.
Chris Phillips, D3/5/2014 12:26:00 PM
Description: Ottawa defenseman Chris Phillips has signed a two-year contract extension, according to Bob McKenzie of tsn.ca.
Insight: Phillips was either going to be traded or signed to an extension on Wednesday. The 35-year-old defenseman has one goal and 13 points this season and isn't a fantasy option.
Jason Spezza, CHot3/5/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Senators center Jason Spezza scored his 16th goal of the season Tuesday at Edmonton.
Insight: Spezza has delivered eight points in his last six games and has 47 points in 57 games this season. His -23 differential damages his fantasy value, however, and he would benefit from a trade before Wednesday's deadline.
Erik Karlsson, DHot3/5/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson has scored four goals in his last six games.
Insight: Karlsson has 17 goals, 57 points and 198 SOG in 62 games this season. He leads defensemen in the first two categories and ranks second in the third.
Clarke MacArthur, LW3/2/2014 7:18:00 PM
Description: Senators left wing Clarke MacArthur had a goal and an assist Sunday at Vancouver.
Insight: They were MacArthur's first points since Jan. 30. He had zero in six February games and stands at 44 points in 60 games.
Chris Phillips, D2/27/2014 2:43:00 PM
Description: Ottawa defenseman Chris Phillips should be ready to return on Thursday against Detroit. He should be paired with Cody Ceci.
Insight: He hasn't scored more than 19 points in a season since 2009-10 and shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters. He managed one goal and 12 assists in 49 games this season.
Clarke MacArthur, LW2/27/2014 2:40:00 PM
Description: Senators left wing Clarke MacArthur is probable for Thursday's game with Detroit.
Insight: MacArthur (18 G, 24 A) practiced with Kyle Turris and Erik Condra on Wednesday and should be ready to go.
Bobby Ryan, LWCold2/8/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan scored a goal Saturday at Boston.
Insight: Ryan had zero points in his last four games and will go into the Olympic break with just seven points in 17 games since the start of January.
Clarke MacArthur, LW2/8/2014 8:31:00 PM
Description: Senators left wing Clarke MacArthur left Saturday's game due to a foot injury, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.
Insight: MacArthur will have the entire Olympic break to rest his foot, so unless he suffered a fracture of some sort he'll be back in the ice when the NHL resumes its schedule.
Mark Stone, RW2/8/2014 9:45:00 AM
Description: Ottawa winger Mark Stone will work on his game in the minors while the NHL is on break.
Insight: Stone's only played seven games, earning two points, but he had been playing alongside Jason Spezza. He's not worth stashing at this time.
Milan Michalek, LW2/6/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Senators left wing Milan Michalek saved the best for last Thursday in a thrilling win over Buffalo.
Insight: Michalek (ten goals, 15 assists in 58 games) scored both of his goals in the third period with his second of the night coming just 21 seconds before the final whistle. Michalek's six shots on goal were a season-high.
Jason Spezza, CHot2/5/2014 11:05:00 AM
Description: Senators center Jason Spezza has generated 10 points (three goals) in his last eight games.
Insight: Spezza had three points Tuesday and has produced four multi-point games in his last seven. He has 42 points (15 goals), 150 SOG and 34 PIM in 52 games, but his career worst -21 differential hurts his value.
Chris Neil, RW2/1/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Ottawa right wing Chris Neil notched two goals in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Insight: That snaps a three-game scoreless drought for the veteran. Neil's assist in the second period was only his second of the season. He's had a tough season for the most part, collecting just ten points through his first 49 games.
Bobby Ryan, LW1/30/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan had his first multi-point game since Dec. 16 Thursday at Tampa Bay.
Insight: Ryan had a goal to give him his fifth 20-goal season and added an assist to give him 42 points in 54 games this season.
Kyle Turris, CHot1/30/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Senators center Kyle Turris had eight goals and 11 points in 12 January games.
Insight: The 24-year-old Turris had a goal and an assist Thursday, giving him 18 goals and 42 points in 54 games this season.
Stephane Da Costa, C1/28/2014 9:59:00 PM
Description: Ottawa center Stephane Da Costa lit the lamp twice in Tuesday night's win over the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Da Costa had been held scoreless in four games this season heading into tonight's game. He's only scored six goals in his career and we don't anticipate him being much of a factor down the stretch.
Chris Phillips, D1/28/2014 2:53:00 PM
Description: Ottawa defenseman Chris Phillips will miss Tuesday's game against Columbus with an undiscloed injury.
Insight: He hasn't scored more than 19 points in a season since 2009-10 and shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters. He managed one goal and 12 assists in 49 games this season.
Kyle Turris, CHot1/25/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Senators center Kyle Turris potted two goals Saturday and has scored seven goals in his last eight games.
Insight: The 24-year-old Turris has set career highs with 15 goals, 23 assists and 151 SOG in 52 games this season.
Mark Stone, RW1/23/2014 1:17:00 PM
Description: Ottawa winger Mark Stone was injured in Monday's practice (wrist/arm) and is questionable for Thursday's game against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Stone's only played seven games, earning two points, but he had been playing alongside Jason Spezza and Zack Smith.
Craig Anderson, G1/22/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Senators goalie Craig Anderson came up with a 34-save shutout Tuesday at Washington.
Insight: Anderson came in with a 2.81 GAA in his previous six games and was playing a Capitals team skating without Alex Ovechkin, so fantasy owners shouldn't read too much into the shutout. Anderson still has just a 3.09 GAA and .905 SV% this season.
Jesse Winchester, RW1/20/2014 11:28:00 AM
Description: Panthers winger Jesse Winchester (hand) may be activated from injured reserve for Monday's game against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Winchester has five goals, four assists and 25 PIM in 26 games which doesn't make him fantasy worthy.
Chris Neil, RW1/17/2014 8:12:00 PM
Description: Senators winger Chris Neil (hamstring) will return to the lineup Saturday, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.
Insight: Neil missed the last six games. The 34-year-old has just six points (five goals) but he has helped fantasy owners with 99 PIM in 42 games.
Clarke MacArthur, LWHot1/16/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Senators left wing Clarke MacArthur had two more points, including a goal, Thursday against Montreal.
Insight: The 28-year-old MacArthur has scored a goal in six of his last seven games and has 36 points (17 goals) in 47 games this season.
Kyle Turris, CHot1/16/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Sens center Kyle Turris scored again Thursday.
Insight: He's put the puck in the net in four straight games and has 14 goals this season. The Turris-Bobby Ryan-Clarke MacArthur line is on fire once again and produced three goals Thursday.
Erik Karlsson, DHot1/16/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson reclaimed the defensemen scoring lead from Chicago's Duncan Keith with three points (1 G, 2 A) Thursday against the Canadiens.
Insight: The goal was Karlsson's 11th of the season, and he now has 46 points in 48 games. A -11 is his only blemish.
Clarke MacArthur, LWHot1/14/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Senators left wing Clarke MacArthur saw his four-game scoring streak snapped Saturday, but he started a new one Tuesday with his 16th goal of the season.
Insight: The 28-year-old MacArthur has 34 points, 42 PIM, 94 SOG and a +12 differential this season.
Kyle Turris, CHot1/14/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Ottawa center Kyle Turris has scored a goal in three straight games. His tally Tuesday was his 13th of the year, a new career high.
Insight: He had two points Tuesday, giving him 13 in his last 15 games. The 24-year-old already has set a career high with 36 points this season.
Robin Lehner, G1/14/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner blanked the Wild Tuesday night with 27 saves.
Insight: Lehner was putting some pressure on starter Craig Anderson, but then he allowed five goals in his last two starts and hadn't started since Dec. 27 before Tuesday's dominant performance.
Chris Neil, RW1/14/2014 2:55:00 PM
Description: Ottawa winger Chris Neil will be a game-time decision Tuesday. He's dealing with a hamstring injury.
Insight: Neil best helps fantasy owners with his 99 PIM in 42 games as he's not great offensively with just six points and a -5 rating.
Jason Spezza, C1/8/2014 3:03:00 PM
Description: Senators center Jason Spezza (hip flexor) will return to the lineup Wednesday.
Insight: Spezza missed the last four games. He has 11 goals and 30 points in 39 games, but his -14 hurts his fantasy value.
Jason Spezza, C1/4/2014 3:39:00 PM
Description: Senators center Jason Spezza (hip flexor) will sit out Saturday, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.
Insight: Spezza stayed in Ottawa to skate and receive treatment. He'll miss his fourth straight game Saturday at Montreal.
Jason Spezza, C1/3/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Senators center Jason Spezza (hip flexor) has missed three straight games, but said he doesn't expect it to be a long-term injury. SOURCE: tsn.ca
Insight: Spezza doesn't have a timetable for his return but said he is making progress. Her's a big-time point scorer with 11 goals and 19 assists in 39 games, but after missing all but five games last season the team is likely to play it conservatively.
Bobby Ryan, LW1/2/2014 7:28:00 PM
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan was irked by comments released in an ESPN.com feature detailing a five-month process of the selection of the USA Olympic men's hockey team. In the article, director of player personnel Brian Burke was quoted as saying that Ryan is "a passive guy" and "not intense." Ryan was one of the biggest names not selected for the team. SOURCE: tsn.ca
Insight: "It was kinda gutless," Ryan said. "I almost feel degraded when it comes out like that. It is what it is -- that's their decision and that's how they feel about me." The feature also said that another selection committee member called Ryan a "sleepy" skater. "They were direct quotes," said Ryan. "It's unfortunate they feel that way. They've got to form a team. I guess to a certain degree you have to respect it. You don't have to agree with it, right? I certainly don't. They could have just cut me." Ryan is on track for his fifth career 30-goal season, but he's coming off a December in which he had just 11 points in 16 games. The Team USA snub should provide plenty of motivation.
Jason Spezza, C1/2/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Senators center Jason Spezza (hip) will miss his third straight game Thursday but said he doesn't expect it to be a long-term injury. SOURCE: tsn.ca
Insight: Spezza is dealing with a hip flexor injury. He doesn't have a timetable for his return but said he is making progress. "We want to make sure that I squash it so that it's like anything, groins, hips, you don't want them to linger," Spezza said.
Jason Spezza, C12/30/2013 2:12:00 PM
Description: Senators center Jason Spezza (hip) missed Saturday's game and will also miss Monday's game against the Capitals.
Insight: Spezza has 11 goals and 30 points in 39 games, but also owns a dismal -14 rating on the season. He's been close to a point-per-game center for the last nine years.
Chris Phillips, D12/30/2013 2:09:00 PM
Description: Ottawa defenseman Chris Phillips is out for Monday's game against Washington with a foot injury, according to the Ottawa Sun.
Insight: He hasn't scored more than 19 points in a season since 2009-10 and shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters. He managed one goal and 11 assists in 39 games this season.
Patrick Wiercioch, D12/28/2013 10:03:00 PM
Description: Ottawa D Patrick Wiercioch has eight points in his last 13 games.
Insight: That includes three goals, one of which came Saturday in a win over Boston. Deep league owners in need of blue-line help should give the 23-year-old a try.
Mika Zibanejad, C12/28/2013 7:15:00 PM
Description: Senators forward Mika Zibanejad (upper body) played just 13 minutes Friday but he'll need to skate on the top line Saturday with Jason Spezza (lower body) out.
Insight: Zibanejad missed two games before returning Friday. He has eight goals and 15 points in 30 games and has been shuffled on all of Ottawa's lines this season.
Jason Spezza, C12/28/2013 7:01:00 PM
Description: Senators center Jason Spezza (lower body) will miss Saturday's game, according to Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada.
Insight: Spezza only has 11 goals and 30 points in 39 games and also is a -14 on the season.
Robin Lehner, G12/27/2013 3:56:00 PM
Description: Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner will get the start Friday at Boston.
Insight: Lehner was putting some pressure on starter Craig Anderson but then he allowed five goals on 33 shots on Dec. 18 at New Jersey and Anderson picked up a shutout on Dec. 23. Lehner is 5-8-3 with a 2.54 GAA And a .926 SV%.
Mika Zibanejad, C12/27/2013 2:24:00 PM
Description: Senators forward Mika Zibanejad will be a game-time decision Friday due to an upper-body injury.
Insight: Zibanejad missed the past two games. He has eight goals and 15 points in 29 games this season and has been shuffled on all of Ottawa's lines this season.
Erik Karlsson, DHot12/23/2013 10:32:00 PM
Description: Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson had a goal and two assists Monday against the Penguins.
Insight: Karlsson has eight points over his last six games. He's attempted 124 SOG this season, second among defensemen. The only thing hurting his fantasy value is a minus differential, but he helped that out with a +2 Monday to bring it up to -8 on the year.
Craig Anderson, G12/23/2013 10:29:00 PM
Description: Senators goalie Craig Anderson blocked all 27 shots the Penguins sent his way Monday for his second shutout of the season (first since the first game of the season).
Insight: Anderson has been dreadful this season, posting a 3.42 GAA and .897 SV% in 24 starts going into Monday's game, so shutting out an offense the caliber of Pittsburgh's is huge for the 32-year-old.
Mika Zibanejad, C12/21/2013 12:08:00 PM
Description: Senators forward Mika Zibanejad is questionable for Saturday's game against Phoenix with an upper body injury.
Insight: Zibanejad has eight goals and seven assists in 29 games this season which is a similar pace to last season, but a -8 rating as compared to +9 last year is a problem for fantasy owners.
Jared Cowen, D12/11/2013 3:49:00 PM
Description: Ottawa defenseman Jared Cowen has been suspended for two games due to a high hit on Buffalo's Zemgus Girgensons, according to nhl.com.
Insight: The 22-year-old blueliner has three goals, three assists, 22 PIM and 25 SOG in 31 games this season.
Clarke MacArthur, LWHot12/9/2013 10:56:00 PM
Description: Senators left wing Clarke MacArthur had two goals Monday against Philadelphia.
Insight: MacArthur has eight goals and 13 points over his last 11 games and 25 points (11 goals) in 30 games this season.
Kyle Turris, C12/9/2013 10:53:00 PM
Description: Ottawa center Kyle Turris scored a goal Monday against the Flyers, but he has just five points in his last 14 games.
Insight: The light stretch has Turris at seven goals and 23 points in 31 games after starting out with 18 points in his first 17.
Robin Lehner, G12/5/2013 6:44:00 PM
Description: Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner will start Thursday at Tampa Bay.
Insight: Lehner has not won since Nov. 23. He comes in with a 4-5-2 record, a 2.44 GAA and a .933 SV% in 13 games this season.
Erik Karlsson, DHot11/27/2013 10:14:00 PM
Description: Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson had two assists Wednesday against the Capitals.
Insight: That gives Karlsson seven goals, 26 points and 72 SOG in 25 games this season. He's fantasy's best defenseman.
Bobby Ryan, LWHot11/27/2013 10:12:00 PM
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan has 13 goals, 24 points and 69 SOG through 25 games with his new team.
Insight: Ryan potted two goals Wednesday at Washington, giving him 13 in 25 games after scoring just 11 in 46 last season with Anaheim. He's a four-time 30-goal scorer and should make it five this season.
Jesse Winchester, RW11/25/2013 3:24:00 PM
Description: Panthers winger jesse Winchester is doubtful for Monday's game against Philadelphia after suffered a lower-body injury in Thursday's game against the Oilers.
Insight: Winchester has four goals, four assists and 25 PIM in 20 games which makes him fantasy worthy.
Clarke MacArthur, LW11/23/2013 10:24:00 PM
Description: Senators left wing Clarke MacArthur provided two goals in Saturday's win against Detroit.
Insight: MacArthur had a quiet first month of the season (seven assists, zero goals) but has picked things up in November. He now has six goals and four assists in his last 11 contests.
Robin Lehner, G11/23/2013 2:47:00 PM
Description: Senators goalie Robin Lehner will start Saturday at Detroit.
Insight: It's the first half of a back-to-back. Lehner has been a capable backup to Craig Anderson this season, going 3-3-2 with a 2.37 GAA and a .939 SV%.
Jesse Winchester, RW11/22/2013 11:28:00 AM
Description: Panthers winger jesse Winchester is questionable for Friday's game against Calgary after suffered a lower-body injury in Thursday's game against the Oilers.
Insight: Winchester has four goals, four assists and 25 PIM in 20 games.
Kyle Turris, C11/19/2013 10:05:00 PM
Description: Ottawa center Kyle Turris snapped a three-game scoring drought Tuesday against Philadelphia.
Insight: Turris scored his fifth goal of the season Tuesday, giving him 19 points in 21 games.
Robin Lehner, GHot11/19/2013 6:17:00 PM
Description: Senators goalie Robin Lehner will start Tuesday for the first time since Craig Anderson returned from a neck injury. He'll take on the Flyers on the road.
Insight: The 22-year-old Lehner has won his last three games and has a 2.13 GAA and a .945 SV% this season. Anderson has given up 11 goals in three games since returning, but he's not in danger of losing his job.
Chris Phillips, D11/19/2013 1:45:00 PM
Description: Ottawa defenseman Chris Phillips is questionable for Tuesday's game against Philadelphia due to an undisclosed injury.
Insight: He hasn't scored more than 19 points in a season since 2009-10 and shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters.
Bobby Ryan, LWHot11/16/2013 5:11:00 PM
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan is questionable for Sunday's game, according to the Ottawa Citizen.
Insight: Ryan took an elbow to the head from Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg during Friday's game. The winger said Saturday he was dealing with stiffness in his back, shoulders and neck but didn't have any issues with his head. He was able to skate with the team Saturday afternoon. In his first season with the Sens after six years in Anaheim, Ryan has scored 10 goals and 20 points in 19 games.
Craig Anderson, GCold11/12/2013 10:15:00 PM
Description: Senators goalie Craig Anderson allowed five goals on 31 shots in his return from a neck injury Tuesday against the Flyers, one of the lowest scoring teams in hockey.
Insight: Anderson better pick up his play to avoid losing starts to youngster Robin Lehner, who is 3-2-2 with a 2.13 GAA and a .945 SV% and played well while Anderson was out of action for more than a week.
Craig Anderson, G11/11/2013 4:52:00 PM
Description: Senators coach Paul MacLean said that Craig Anderson is ready to return from his neck injury. He'll start Tuesday against the Flyers.
Insight: "Craig Anderson is the No. 1 goalie and he's ready to play," MacLean said, according to Bruce Garrioach of the Ottawa Sun. Anderson is 4-4-2 with a 3.14 GAA and a .912 SV%, but he'll hold onto the starting job over Robin Lehner, who is 3-2-2 with a 2.13 GAA and a .945 SV%.
Kyle Turris, CHot11/9/2013 4:52:00 PM
Description: Ottawa center Kyle Turris extended his scoring streak to seven games with a goal and an assist Saturday against Florida.
Insight: Turris has scored a goal in two straight games, giving him four this season. He has 18 points in 17 games, putting him 11 points from tying his career high of 29. The addition of Bobby Ryan has helped the 24-year-old Turris break out.
Robin Lehner, GHot11/9/2013 12:54:00 PM
Description: Senators goalie Robin Lehner will make a third straight start Saturday against Florida.
Insight: The 22-year-old Lehner has been excellent in the last two games while Craig Anderson nurses a stiff neck. He's a solid pickup in case Anderson has to miss more time.
Robin Lehner, GHot11/7/2013 10:42:00 PM
Description: Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner had a second straight excellent start Thursday against Montreal. He saved 33 of 34 shots in a 3-1 win.
Insight: The 22-year-old Lehner blocked 32 of 33 shots in a 4-1 win at Columbus Tuesday. He has started the last two games while Craig Anderson deals with a stiff neck. Anderson was on the ice Wednesday but is still without a timetable for his return. There's a good chance Lehner will start again Saturday in a good matchup versus Florida.
Kyle Turris, CHot11/7/2013 10:23:00 PM
Description: Ottawa center Kyle Turris has produced at least one point in six straight games.
Insight: Turris scored his third goal of the season Thursday against Montreal to move his point total for the season to 16 in 16 games. He's never had more than 29 points in a season but has broken through due to the addition of Bobby Ryan.
Bobby Ryan, LWHot11/7/2013 10:20:00 PM
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan has three goals and nine points during a five-game scoring streak.
Insight: Ryan had one goal and two assists Thursday against the Canadiens, which gives him nine goals and 18 points in 16 games. He's just two goals away from his goal total from all of last season and looks to be back in 30-goal form.
Robin Lehner, G11/7/2013 6:09:00 PM
Description: Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner will get a second straight start Thursday against the Canadiens.
Insight: Starter Craig Anderson is day-to-day with a stiff neck. The 22-year-old Lehner blocked 32 of 33 shots in a 4-1 win at Columbus Tuesday and would be a solid pickup if Anderson has to miss an extended amount of time.
Craig Anderson, G11/7/2013 11:34:00 AM
Description: Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson is doubtful for Thursday's game against Montreal.
Insight: Anderson was on the ice Wednesday, but no timetable for his return has been announced. He is off to a bit of a rocky start (3.14 GAA, .912 save percentage) after dominating during the 2012-13 campaign (1.69, .941).
Erik Karlsson, DHot11/5/2013 10:18:00 PM
Description: Erik Karlsson was reponsible for two of his team's four goals Tuesday in a win against Columbus.
Insight: The Ottawa defenseman is off to a great start with 17 points in his first 15 appearances. He's been especially hot over his last five with four goals and five helpers over that span.
Robin Lehner, G11/5/2013 6:14:00 PM
Description: Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner will start Tuesday at Columbus.
Insight: Starter Craig Anderson is day-to-day with a stiff neck. The 22-year-old Lehner has gone 0-2-2 with a 2.73 GAA and a .938 SV% in five games (three starts) this season. It's tough to trust any Ottawa goalie right now considering how many SOG the team has allowed (38.5 per game).
Craig Anderson, G11/4/2013 9:34:00 PM
Description: Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson is considered day-to-day after hurting his neck Sunday against the Stars. SOURCE: TSN
Insight: He's not likely to suit up Tuesday versus the Blue Jackets. Anderson (3.14 GAA, .912 save percentage) is off to a bit of a rocky start after dominating during the 2012-13 campaign (1.69, .941).
Craig Anderson, GCold11/3/2013 8:06:00 PM
Description: Senators goaltender Craig Anderson was stretchered off the ice during overtime of Sunday's game against Dallas after colliding with Valeri Nichushkin, but he only has a stiff neck.
Insight: Anderson, who has allowed 14 goals over his last three games and faced more than 35 SOG per 60 minutes this season, is unlikely to play Tuesday against Columbus. Robin Lehner will get the start against the Blue Jackets.
Kyle Turris, C10/29/2013 10:53:00 PM
Description: Ottawa center Kyle Turris chipped in with a goal, an assist and four SOG Tuesday against the Blackhawks.
Insight: Turris has two goals and 11 points in the first 12 games and is likely to blow by his career high of 12 goals and 29 points, which he accomplished in each of the last two seasons.
Mika Zibanejad, C10/29/2013 10:52:00 PM
Description: Senators forward Mika Zibanejad scored his second goal of the season Tuesday at Chicago.
Insight: Zibanejad, the No. 6 pick in the 2011 NHL draft, has a pair of goals and three total points in four games since being recalled from the minors.
Craig Anderson, GCold10/29/2013 10:43:00 PM
Description: Senators goaltender Craig Anderson could only stop 34 of 40 shots in a 6-5 loss at Chicago on Tuesday.
Insight: Anderson has given up 11 goals in his last two games. He's faced 35.5 SOG per 60 minutes this season.
Clarke MacArthur, LW10/29/2013 1:15:00 PM
Description: Ottawa left wing Clarke MacArthur is probable for Tuesday's game against Chicago with an undisclosed injury. He didn't play Sunday, but was back on the ice yesterday.
Insight: MacArthur has five points in 10 games this season and just three years ago put up 21 points and 41 assists with Toronto.
Mika Zibanejad, C10/26/2013 11:53:00 AM
Description: Senators forward Mika Zibanejad has one goal and one assist with five SOG in his first two games since being called up from the minors.
Insight: Zibanejad, the No. 6 pick in the 2011 NHL draft, had two goals and seven points in six games in the AHL this season before Ottawa called him up. He saw time on the team's top line with Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek Friday night and while he didn't skate with the most frequently used power-play line still saw plenty of PP action. He's someone to keep an eye on.
Craig Anderson, G10/23/2013 10:31:00 PM
Description: Senators goaltender Craig Anderson shut down the Red Wings Wednesday by stopping 31 of the 32 shots he faced.
Insight: Anderson has been getting bombarded by shots his last few games but has held up under the pressure. He's made 105 saves on 111 shots the last three games, a .946 SV%.
Erik Karlsson, D10/23/2013 10:27:00 PM
Description: Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson had two assists Wednesday in Ottawa's 6-1 win over Detroit.
Insight: Karlsson had just two points over the first five games but he's picked up his production as of late with a goal and five assists over his last four games. He's the top defenseman in fantasy.
Bobby Ryan, LW10/23/2013 10:21:00 PM
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan has enjoyed Ottawa so far, scoring six goals with three assists in the first nine games.
Insight: Ryan scored 30 goals in four straight seasons from 2008-09 to 2011-12 and he looks to be back in form after scoring just 11 in 46 games last season.
Jason Spezza, CHot10/23/2013 10:16:00 PM
Description: Senators center Jason Spezza scored two goals Wednesday at Detroit.
Insight: Spezza has six goals and eight points over his last four games. The 30-year-old should provide at least 1.0 ppg this season, but his health will be the question.
Jason Spezza, C10/16/2013 9:20:00 AM
Description: Jason Spezza's hat trick Tuesday against Phoenix was the fifth of his career.
Insight: Spezza had been having a relatively quiet season until Tuesday. The hat trick was the veteran's first since Valentine's Day of 2012. Next up for the Senators are the winless Devils on Thursday night.
Joe Corvo, D10/13/2013 11:18:00 AM
Description: Ottawa defenseman Joe Corvo is questionable for Sunday's game against Anaheim after being a healthy scratch on Saturday.
Insight: Corvo didn't play in Saturday's game, but should be in uniform for Sunday. He had six goals and 11 assists in 40 games with the Hurricanes last year.
Robin Lehner, G10/12/2013 3:47:00 PM
Description: Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner will start Saturday against the Sharks.
Insight: The 22-year-old Lehner went 5-3-4 with a 2.20 GAA and a .936 SV% in 12 games last season. His play allowed the Sens to trade backup Ben Bishop to the Lightning to make Lehner the top reserve behind Craig Anderson. He's unlikely to draw many starts unless Anderson suffers an injury.
Jason Spezza, C10/12/2013 11:59:00 AM
Description: Senators center Jason Spezza is expected to return from his groin injury Saturday against the Sharks, according to the Ottawa Sun.
Insight: Spezza sat out Wednesday. "I felt good. I'd imagine I'll be in the lineup," said Spezza. "At this point I've had four days of pain free so I don't know what a couple of more days (of rest) would do for it." Fantasy owners should prepare to have him back Saturday.
Jason Spezza, C10/9/2013 8:36:00 PM
Description: Senators center Jason Spezza won't play Wednesday night in Los Angeles. SOURCE: Ottawa Citizen
Insight: He's been battling a strained groin. The veteran hopes to return Saturday against the Sharks.
Jason Spezza, C10/5/2013 10:50:00 PM
Description: Ottawa center Jason Spezza scored his first goal of the season Saturday against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Spezza was limited to five games last season due to an injury but he is a major offensive force when healthy. The 30-year-old center has 622 career points in 613 games.
Kyle Turris, C10/5/2013 10:48:00 PM
Description: Ottawa center Kyle Turris had a goal, two assists and five SOG Saturday against Toronto.
Insight: Turris finished as a +3 for the game and is a +4 over the first two games with four points. The 24-year-old is a former third overall pick who has never had a 30-point season in five years in the NHL. It's likely this is more a hot start than some type of breakthrough.
Erik Karlsson, D10/4/2013 10:33:00 PM
Description: Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson scored the lone goal in Friday's 1-0 win over Buffalo.
Insight: Karlsson suffered a partially lacerated Achilles' tendon last season and only played 17 games, but he manged to score eight goals and produce 14 points and 79 SOG, numbers that extrapolate to 17 goals, 22 assists and 223 SOG over 48 games. Montreal's P.K. Subban won the Norris Trophy and was fantasy's best defenseman with 11 goals, 27 assists and 126 SOG in 42 games, but Karlsson is back to reclaim the crown.
Craig Anderson, G10/4/2013 10:28:00 PM
Description: Craig Anderson had 35 saves in a shutout of Buffalo Friday in Ottawa's first game of the season.
Insight: Anderson was the Vezina frontrunner last season before suffering an ankle injury that kept him out for six weeks. He finished with the best GAA and SV% in the league at 1.69 and .941, respectively.
Jason Spezza, C10/4/2013 11:32:00 AM
Description: Ottawa center Jason Spezza is probable for Friday's game against Buffalo while dealing with a groin injury.
Insight: Spezza skated Sunday,Tuesday and Wednesday, according to an Ottawa Citizen report. He missed almost all of 2012 due to injury, but when healthy is a major offensive force. He had 34 goals and 50 assist in 2011-12 and is certainly capable of playing at that level in 2013-14.
Eric Gryba, D10/4/2013 11:30:00 AM
Description: Senators defenseman Eric Gryba is probable for Friday's game against Buffalo while dealing with an upper body injury.
Insight: Gryba managed just six points in 33 games last season and has little fantasy value.
Jason Spezza, C9/30/2013 12:12:00 PM
Description: Ottawa center Jason Spezza's groin injury should not keep him from being ready for the season opener.
Insight: Spezza skated Sunday, according to the Ottawa Citizen report. He missed almost all of 2012 due to injury, but when healthy is a major offensive force. he had 34 goals and 50 assist in 2011-12 and is certainly capable of playing at that level in 2013-14.


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