Anderson allowed four goals on 35 shots in the Senators’ 4-1 loss to the Lightning on Saturday. The loss snapped his three-game winning streak, but it has not been a banner start to the year for Anderson. The veteran netminder has allowed at least three goals in every start, posting a 3.66 GAA and .886 SV%. Tonight he faces the Canucks who come in at 4-1-1.
The Senators have sent Phil Varone to Binghamton (AHL).
Varone, 25, did not record a point in three games and has been sent to Binghamton, where he had 23 points (6G / 17A) in 21 games a season ago. With Varone back in the AHL, Matt Puempel will likely get into the lineup or Thomas Chabot will play as a seventh defenseman.
Anderson allowed four goals on 35 shots in the Senators’ win over the Coyotes on Tuesday. Despite allowing 11 goals on 97 shots (.887 SV%) in three starts, Anderson is 3-0-0 to being the 2016-17 season. He will look to keep his winning streak going tonight vs. the Lightning. In two starts against Tampa Bay last year, Anderson was 1-1-0 with a 2.04 GAA and .934 SV%.
Anderson allowed three goals on 24 shots in the Senators shootout win over the Canadiens on Saturday. Andrew Hammond got the nod in Detroit last night, so the Senators will turn to Anderson in game No.2 of a back-to-back. The veteran netminder is 2-0-0 despite posting a subpar 3.34 GAA and .887 SV%.
Chabot was a healthy scratch in the first three games of the season but he is expected to serve as a seventh defenseman on Tuesday. Chabot was the 18th overall pick in 2015 and is coming off of 45 points (11G / 34A) in 47 games with the Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL) last year.
Craig Anderson started the first two games of the season, but they will turn to Andrew Hammond in Detroit. Hammond has three career appearances against the Red Wings (two starts, one relief) and has gone 2-0-0 with a 0.78 GAA and .966 SV%. Hammond gets the first game of the back-to-back and could be a sneaky spot-start against a struggling Red Wings team.
Craig Anderson started the first two games of the season, but it looks like they will turn to Andrew Hammond in Detroit. Hammond has three career appearances against the Red Wings (two starts, one relief) and has gone 2-0-0 with a 0.78 GAA and .966 SV%. Hammond gets the first game of the back-to-back and could be a sneaky spot-start against a struggling Red Wings team.
Anderson allowed four goals on 38 shots in the Senators 5-4 overtime win vs. the Maple Leafs in the season opener. Toronto dominated the Senators throughout this game, but Anderson was equal to the task, at least when Auston Matthews wasn’t shooting. Tonight he faces a Montreal team that also won their opener. The 35-year-old was 1-1-0 with a 2.76 GAA and .941 SV% against the Canadiens last year.
Anderson will star the Senators season opener in Toronto.
Last year Anderson started 60 games for the first time since 2011-12 and won 30 games for just there second time in his career. The 35-year-old posted a 2.78 GAA and .918 SV%, which are very close to his career splits (2.73 GAA / .915 SV%). On paper the Senators don’t look any better than they did last year, so don’t expect much improvement from Anderson. He will get his season started against a Maple Leafs team he was 3-0-0 against last year.
The Senators have sent Curtis Lazar to Binghamton (AHL).
Lazar is recovering from mono and on Monday he was cleared for contact. The Senators believe the fastest way for him to get ready to play in the NHL is to go back to Binghamton. With Lazar going back, Tom Pyatt and Phil Varone will fill in on the third line.
MacArthur is out indefinitely with another concussion.
MacArthur was hit from behind by Patrick Sieloff during a scrimmage at Senators’ training camp. A concussion limited MacArthur to just four games last year and he was finally getting back to health, but this latest concussion not only puts the veteran winger’s season in jeopardy but his career.
Stone is out indefinitely with a concussion; could be ready for the season opener (Oct. 12).
Stone suffered a concussion during the Senators’ practice on Friday and will be held off of the ice until he is symptom free. Stone is coming off of a 23-goal, 38-assist (61 points) season and with two weeks left until the start of the regular season, he could still be ready for the season opener.
The Senators re-signed Cody Ceci to a two-year deal worth $5.6 million ($2.8M AAV).
Ceci, 22, had his best offensive season of his young career in 2015-16, collecting 10 goals and 16 assists (26 points) in 75 games. The former 15th overall pick has 56 career points (18G / 38A) in his first 205 NHL games. Ceci will spend the 2016-17 season on the Senators’ second pairing behind Erik Karlsson.
The Senators re-signed Mike Hoffman to a four-year deal worth $20.75 million ($5.185M AAV).
Hoffman, 26, enjoyed a breakout year in 2014-15 and followed it up with an even more impressive 2015-16 campaign, scoring 29 goals and 30 assists (59 points) in 78 games. Hoffman has led the Senators in goals in both of those seasons and will look to do the same in 2016-17 on their top line, likely alongside the usual suspects—Kyle Turris and Mark Stone.