Everytime I take a trip somewhere or am away from the computer, the Senators News seems to pick up.
It has been another pretty busy day for the Ottawa Senators including the loss of a locker room favourite and a couple interesting updates on the injury front. Add to that the fact that the New York Rangers are in town tomorrow and there is ovbviously plenty to talk about.
When the General Manager Bryan Murray placed forward Kaspars Daugavins on waivers yesterday, he knew there was a good chance some team would grab him. I'm sure Murray would have preferred it wasn't a team from within their division.
The Boston Bruins, already boasting a pretty deep forward group, put a claim in on Daugavins and will add him to their NHL roster.
I really liked what Daugavins brought to the team but it's good to see him get an opportunity elsewhere. There were some rumblings he (and his agent) weren't thrilled with the lack of ice time here in Ottawa. We'll see if he gets a chance to prove himself in Beantown.
There were also a couple of interesting developments from practice this morning as both Jared Cowen and Craig Anderson practiced with the team. Many assumed that Cowen's season was done after his hip surgery but it really does look like he'll be back in the line up before the end of the regular season. Craig Anderson is also improving and while they still won't set a date for his return, he's getting close.
Mike Hoffman, who was recalled yesterday, was also at practice this morning and skated on a line with Kyle Turris and Daniel Alfredsson. Here is how the forwards lined up.
Ben Bishop will get the start in goal against the New York Rangers tomorrow night.
- Mentioned it in yesterday's comment section but I'll say it again- The Ottawa Senators are looking closely at Dallas Stars forward Derek Roy. Roy would certainly add some skill to the team's top six forwards. Just speculating but it likely takes a prospect and a pick to get a deal done.