The Senators signed David Legwand to a two-year, $6 million dollar deal.
Legwand had 14 goals and 37 assists (51 points) in 83 games between the Predators and Red Wings last season. The 33-year-old should play a big role with the Senators this season after they dealt Jason Spezza to the Dallas Stars.
The Senators have re-signed Milan Michalek to a three-year deal worth $12 million.
Michalek scored 17 goals with 22 assists (39 points) in 82 games in his fifth season with the Senators. Michalek is now signed through 2016-17, but lost his centre Jason Spezza this morning. The loss of Spezza could hurt Michalek's numbers in 2014-15.
The Senators have traded Jason Spezza and Ludwig Karlsson to the Stars for Alex Chiasson, prospects Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul and a 2nd round pick in 2015.
Paul, 19, was selected in the fourth-round (#101 overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Paul had 26 goals and 20 assists (46 points) in 67 games with the North Bay Battalion (OHL) this season. Paul had a strong postseason as well, posting 18 points (12G / 6A) in 22 games.
The Stars have traded Alex Chiasson, prospects Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul and a 2nd round pick in 2015 to the Senators for Jason Spezza and Ludwig Karlsson.
Chiasson, 23, recorded 35 points (13G / 22A) in 79 games for the Stars last season. Chiasson is a big forward at 6-foot-4, 205 lbs. and has shown an ability to score in the NHL. At this point in his career, Chiasson will likely find himself in the Senators top-9 opposed to the top-6.
Lehner stopped 38 of 39 shots in a win over the Devils on Thursday. He has won each of his last three starts with a 1.95 GAA and .951 SV%. He will start the final game of the season tonight vs. the Penguins. Lehner will close out his season after going 11-15-6 with a 3.10 GAA and .913 SV% in his first 29 starts.
Anderson made 45 saves on 46 shots in a 4-1 win over the Islanders on Tuesday. It was a great performance from the 32-year-old, who has had a very inconsistent season. This could be his last start of the season and he enters play at 24-16-8 with a 3.06 GAA and .909 SV% on the year. This comes after he had a 1.69 GAA and .941 SV% last season.
Lehner stopped 41 of 43 shots in a win over the Rangers on Saturday. Lehner has faced a ridiculous 41.2 shots per game in his last five starts. He won three of the five with a 2.52 GAA and .941 SV%. The 22-year-old is still working his way into the NHL, and it looks like he has a bright future ahead of him. As long as the Senators sign him in the offseason, he could take more of starting role next season, with Craig Anderson set to be a UFA in the following season.
Cowen (undisclosed) will likely miss the rest of the regular season.
Cowen will miss his fifth straight game tonight and with just three more games after tonight, his season appears to be over. If that i the case, Cowen has finished the season with six goals, nine assists (15 points) with an EVEN plus/minus rating, 45 penalty minutes, 99 blocked shots 214 hits and 68 shots.
Anderson surrendered seven goals on 23 shots in a 7-4 loss to the Canadiens on Friday. The Habs spotted the Sens a three goal lead in the first period, but fired back with seven unanswered goals. On Tuesday, he draws a good matchup vs. the Isles in a "meaningless" contest for both teams.
Lehner surrendered three goals on 40 shots in a win over the Flames last Sunday. He has allowed 10 goals in his last four starts, but he is hardly to blame as the Senators have allowed him to see an average of 38 shots per game in that span. He will look for revenge vs. the Rangers tonight. The first time he took on New York he was pulled after allowing five goals on 28 shots.
Anderson allowed two goals on 27 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Islanders on Wednesday. Anderson has been rock-solid in goal since returning from an undisclosed injury. He has won two of three while posting an impressive 1.96 GAA and .944 SV%. Anderson will face the Sens who he is 1-0-1 against this season.
Anderson allowed one goal on 31 shots in a shootout win over the Hurricanes on Monday. He has won each of his last two starts while allowing just four goals on 80 shots (.950 SV%). Tonight, he will start vs. the Islanders; a matchup that makes him a strong fantasy start.