(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 12:57 PM)- Another goalies is off the market. Jose Theodore has signed in Florida.
(UPDATE 12:44 PM)- The Tampa Bay Lightning have the Sens looking at Plan B as they have signed free agent goaltender Mathieu Garon.
(UPDATE 12:42 PM)- Eric Duhatschek has indicated that the Ottawa Senators may be one of the teams that now has an interest in Jaromir Jagr. I would be absolutely blown away if that is in fact true. Have not heard anything about that.
(UPDATE 12:17 PM)- You can add the name of Jose Theodore to the list of goalies the Sens may be looking at. Still think that Garon is their guy if they can work something out.
It’s a day that has been full of excitement for Ottawa Senators fans in past years but by all accounts, the opening of this year’s free agent market figures to be a fairly quiet one for the Ottawa Senators.
Although the fun thing about July 1 is you really never know what to expect.
The primary target for the Sens will be a goalie to play back up to Craig Anderson. I’ve been told that Mathieu Garon is a player they like and someone they plan to approach when the market opens this afternoon. Garon seems like he is among the best options available.
Beyond that the Sens seem like they will be fairly quiet today.
Obviously that can all change in the craziness that is July 1 but the Sens are fortunate not to be in desperate need of anything heading into today. The teams that attempt to fill a particular need on a day like today often end up overpaying. Thankfully that wont be the Sens today.
Murray has made it clear that he would like to add a top six forward. I get the sense that the trade route is a more likely approach right now though.
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Happy Canada Day, everyone!