According to TSN's Brent Wallace, the Ottawa Senators have traded goaltender Brian Elliot to the Colorado Avalanche. The Senators received Avs' goaltender Craig Anderson. Both goaltenders sport over 3.00 goals against averages and under .900 save percentages.
According to ESPN, the Ottawa Senators have recalled goaltender Mike Brodeur from the AHL. In four appearances, Brodeur is 0-1-0 with a 4.33 GAA and a .833 save percentage.
Fantasy Impact: Pascal Leclaire is out which is why Brodeur is up for his sixth emergency call up this season. He will back-up Brian Elliot tonight. It doesn't matter who is in goal for the Sens at this point. They are playing worse than just about any other team in the NHL.
Ottawa Senators goaltender Brian Elliott lost his sixth straight game tonight in a 6-0 defeat at the hands of the Boston Bruins. He was pulled after allowing five goals on 27 shots. Mike Brodeur, called up to replace the injured Pascal Leclaire, came on in relief and made 11 saves on 12 shots.
According to TSN's Brent Wallace, Senators forward Alex Kovalev will miss one weeks with a knee injury. Kovalev has 18 points in 42 games this season.
According to Yahoo! Sports, the Ottawa Senators have called up goaltender Robin Lehner from their AHL affiliate in Binghamton. He will replace the injured Pascal Leclaire.
Fantasy Impact: typically, it would be assumed that the Sens would have called up Mike Brodeur rather than Lehner. Brodeur has much more NHL experience and has been fairly successful at times. There are two potential reasons the Senators brought up Lehner instead:
Update: The Ottawa Senators have reported via their Twitter account that forward Jason Spezza is questionable for the Senators game against the Montreal Canadians. He reportedly is suffering from a groin pull and is being listed as a game time decision.
Update: The Ottawa Senators official Twitter account has tweeted that defenseman Filip Kuda will miss up too six-weeks with a broken right leg.
Fantasy Impact: 33 year-old Kuba has 275 points in 655 games, and has been one of Ottawa's best defenseman since joining the team in 2008. Injuries have been an issue with Kuba his whole career and has always missed a few games per season due to an injury.
Yahoo Sports! is reporting that Ottawa Senators' defenseman Filip Kuba has hurt his knee and may find himself out of the lineup for the beginning of the regular season. This will be Kuba's third season with the Senators.
According to the Montreal Gazette, the Ottawa Senators have hired goaltending coach Rick Wamsley; reuniting him with goalie Pascal Leclaire. Leclaire worked with Wamsley during his time in Columbus.
Fantasy Impact: Leclaire has struggled between injuries and poor play during his time in Ottawa. The Senators are hoping that working with Wamsley will get the once promising goaltender back to a status of relevancy. If this reunion proves unsuccessful, the Sens will, once again, be forced to turn to Brian Elliot as their savior between the pipes.
Update: Slam.Canoe.ca reports that Ottawa Senators forward Alexi Kovalev is feeling so healthy after recovering from a torn ACL, that he plans on playing until he is fifty years-old.
Fantasy Impact: Kovalev only played 77 games before tearing his ACL against Tampa Bay, but in that time he collected 67 points. The 37 year-old also said that a sore wrist made it tough for him to play during parts of the season, which could explain the the two points during the 17 games after the Olympic break leading up to his injury.