The Ottawa Senators have taken care of some of their RFA business, signing forward Erik Condra to a two year deal. The contract is a one way deal meaning that the club expects Condra to be a regular with the big club next season.
(UPDATE 1:03 PM)- Sens GM Bryan Murray has made a minor splash in the free agent market, signing tough guy and former Ottawa 67 Zenon Konopka to a one year, one way deal. The contract pays Konopka $700,000 next season. He is a hard working guy that was great on faceoffs last year. Make the Sens bottom six a little more crowded but a solid pick up.
(UPDATE 7:20 PM)- First it was Ryan Potulny, now another star from the Binghamton Senators Calder Cup winning team is headed elsewhere. The Edmonton Oilers/Oklahoma City Barons have signed BSens Captain Ryan Keller to a contract. All the best to Ryan in Edmonton!
(UPDATE 11:01 AM)- Episode 4 of Senate Reform is now available. You can find it under the highlights tab on the home page of this site.
In a trade that will certainly have some Sens fans talking (and others laughing), the Minnesota Wild and San Jose Sharks have pulled off a Sunday night blockbuster. Headed to San Jose is former Senator Martin Havlat while on his way to Minnesota is Dany Heatley.
As expected, Day One of Free Agency was quiet for the Ottawa Senators.
Goalies were being scooped up at a rapid pace and in the end the Sens ended up inking a familiar face to play the role of back up to Craig Anderson next season.
(UPDATE 5:36PM)- The Sens are bringing back tough guy Francis Lessard. He has signed a one year, two way contract. Hard working guy that will serve as the enforcer down in Bingo.
(UPDATE 3:38 PM)- The Ottawa Senators have signed Alex Auld to a one year, $1 million deal.
(UPDATE 2:16 PM)- Another one of the top names has been crossed off the list of UFAs available as the Carolina Hurricane have announced the signing of Jussi Jokinen. He would have received a few offers tomorrow but has instead decided to stay in Raleigh. There were some rumours suggesting Ottawa may have been interested.