Anderson (undisclosed) might skate on Saturday, but will not dress vs. the Canadiens.
Anderson has yet to skate after being injured on Tuesday. Robin Lehner will get the call on Saturday and handle the starting duties so long as Anderson is unfit to play. Skating tomorrow would be a positive step in Anderson's recovery. Monitor his status leading up to Sunday's game.
Lehner stopped 12 of 13 shots in an OT loss to the Predators after replacing the injured Craig Anderson on Tuesday. Anderson still has not skated since getting hurt, so Lehner will take over as the Sens number-1 until Andy is able to get back between the pipes. Lehner made 33 saves in a 4-1 victory over the Habs in their first meeting in November.
The Senators have recalled goaltender Nathan Lawson from Binghamton (AHL).
This move means that Craig Anderson will not be ready for Saturday's game and Lawson will likely back-up Robin Lehner. Lawson is on recall from the B-Sens for the second time this season. He previously served as back-up to Lehner for two games in early November. He has a record of 15-7-1, in addition to a 2.90 GAAand a .910 SV% through 28 appearances with Binghamton this season. He earned a record of 1-4-2 over 10 games with the New York Islanders in his only previous NHL season of 2010-11.
Ceci is not at practice this morning after being cut on the ear on Monday.
Ceci was hit by a Shea Weber shot on Monday and left the game right away. He tweeted after the game that he only suffered a cut and was shaken, but is OK. The Senators don't play until Saturday, so monitor Ceci's status throughout the week.
Anderson left Monday's contest in the third period and did not return.
Anderson skated off to the dressing room after Milan Michalek collided with him on a Nashville scoring chance. He stopped 26 of 29 shots before the injury.The nature of Anderson's injury is not known. Robin Lehner stopped 12 of 13 shots he faced in relief. The Predators won the game 4-3 in overtime. Expect an update on Anderson's status in the next 24 hours, if he misses time then Robin Lehner is worth an add for Anderson owners.
MacArthur (hand) is expected to return on Saturday.
MacArthur will not play Monday, but the Senators are off all week after tonight, so he should be ready to go vs. the Habs on Saturday. Tonight, Mike Hoffman will skate in his spot on the second line once again.
Anderson stopped 46 of 49 shots in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Jets. It was an awesome performance from the 32-year-old who now sits 2-2-0 with a 3.01 GAA and .913 SV% in March. He draws a good matchup tonight as the Sens host the Preds. He stopped 32 of 33 in a 2-1 win the first time he faced Nashville.
MacArthur does not need surgery on his hand, could play next Saturday.
MacArthur was injured on Wednesday and was sent back to Ottawa to see a specialist. The hand specialist determined that Mac does not need surgery and could only miss one week. Mike Hoffman gets a promotion to the second line with MacArthur out.
Anderson allowed four goals on 28 shots in a loss to the Flames on Wednesday. He has now lost two in a row while allowed seven goals on 48 shots (3.50 GAA / .854 SV%). On Saturday he will meet a strong Jets team who have performed significantly better following their coaching change.
The Ducks have traded Alex Grant to the Senators for Andre Petersson.
Grant, 25, is a 6-foot-3 defenseman who was drafted in the fourth-round (118th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Grant has registered seven goals and 20 assists (27 points) in 52 games with Norfolk (AHL).