Phaneuf will miss the rest of the regular season with a broken foot.
Phaneuf suffered a broken foot last Tuesday vs. the Capitals and will miss the rest of the regular season. Phaneuf had eight points (1G / 7A) in 20 games with the Senators and 32 points (4G / 28A) in 71 games between Ottawa and Toronto.
Phaneuf will miss his second straight game with a lower-body injury that he suffered on Tuesday. The Senators have not provided many details on Phaneuf’s injury, so there is no word on how many games he is expected to miss.
Phaneuf was hit hard by Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik in the second period, but finished the period and did not come out for the third. Phaneuf will miss tonight’s game and there is no timetable for his return. With Phaneuf out, the Senators have recalled Fredrik Claesson from Binghamton (AHL).
The Senators have acquired Dion Phaneuf, Matt Frattin, Casey Bailey, Ryan Rupert and prospect Cody Donaghey from the Maple Leafs for Jared Cowen, Colin Greening, Milan Michalek, Tobias Lindberg and a 2017 2nd round pick.
The Maple Leafs were able to ship out Phaneuf and his massive contract without having to retain any salary. Phaneuf will make his Senators debut on Wednesday in Detroit, where he will be paired with Cody Ceci. Phaneuf has collected three goals, 21 assists (24 points) and 116 shots in 51 games with the Maple Leafs. He will be playing second fiddle to Erik Karlsson in Ottawa, but an improved offence could help his fantasy value in the long-run.
Phaneuf (hand) will return to the Leafs lineup on Thursday.
Phaneuf has been out with a hand injury since January 21st, but he is finally ready to get back into the lineup on Thursday. He suffered a setback along the way, which prolonged his recovery, but with the Leafs well out of the playoff race, there was no need to rush their captain back into the lineup. He has two goals and 20 assists (22 points) in 48 games this season.
Phaneuf (hand) practiced on Monday; expected to return this week.
Phaneuf was a full participant in Monday’s practice and he is hopeful that he will be able to play on Thursday. He will likely continue to test his hand leading up to Thursday and make a decision after Thursday’s morning skate.
Phaneuf skated on his own prior to practice, but did not join the team for the full session. This suggests that his timetable has been pushed back and that it is unlikely that he will be in the lineup vs. New York on Tuesday.
Phaneuf will miss his sixth straight game tonight. With the Maple Leafs all but out of the playoff race, they will not rush their captain back into play. Look for him to be back in the lineup on Tuesday vs. the Rangers.
Phaneuf skated for a second straight day on Thursday, but is not ready to return on Friday. The Leafs have a back-to-back on Friday and Saturday so it seems unlikely that he will return on Saturday, but monitor his status heading into the weekend.