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A Decade of Dominance: Erik Karlsson

View the original article on Last Word On Hockey: A Decade of Dominance: Erik Karlsson After three weeks of wearing the different colors of the rainbow, Erik Karlsson is finally donning the red, black and white. The Senators superstar defenceman is making his return five games into the season, after having ankle surgery in the off-season that removed half of his ankle bone. With his return the Senators aren’t just getting their best player; they’re getting one of the best defensemen the NHL has seen in the past decade. The NHL does not lack superb superstar defenders. Bobby Orr,...

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Leon Draisaitl Placed on Injured Reserve

The Edmonton Oilers announced today that they have placed forward Leon Draisaitl on injured reserve. Draisaitl was unable to suit up for the Oilers game on Saturday versus the Ottawa Senators due to concussion like symptoms. After being out for one game, it sounds like Draisaitl’s case is more of a concern than before. Leon Draisaitl Placed on Injured Reserve With the Oilers off to a slow start in their first four games, this news couldn’t come at a worse time for the club. The Edmonton Oilers currently sit 1-3-0 early on. In addition to Draisaitl being out, this...

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Montreal Canadiens Defenseman Mark Streit on Unconditional Waivers

Defenseman Mark Streit has been placed on unconditional waivers by the Montreal Canadiens. Streit played only two regular season games with the Canadiens this year averaging 14:13 of ice time. After his underwhelming performance, his long and notable career in the NHL may be over. This latest news follows reports that Mark Streit would not report to the Rocket and would spend the next few days weighing his options. Unconditional waivers: Mark Streit (MTL) #tvasports — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) October 15, 2017 Montreal Canadiens Defenseman Mark Streit on Unconditional Waivers Justin Blades reports that this transaction will allow for a mutual contract termination. As such, Streit...

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Leon Draisaitl Out with Concussion Like Symptoms

The Edmonton Oilers announced today that forward Leon Draisaitl is out with concussion-like symptoms. His injury was originally thought out to be an eye injury, but it sounds like it could be more serious than that. Draisaitl dealing with concussion type symptoms according to McLellan as well as the eye injury. — Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) October 14, 2017 Leon Draisaitl Out with Concussion Type Symptoms The injury is believed to be from a hit Draisaitl received last Monday from Winnipeg Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba. An injury this early for the Oilers is something they definitely did not want to...

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Ottawa Senators Assign Thomas Chabot to AHL

View the original article on Last Word On Hockey: Ottawa Senators Assign Thomas Chabot to AHL OTTAWA, CANADA – OCTOBER 18: Thomas Chabot #72 of the Ottawa Senators skates against the Arizona Coyotes during his first career NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on October 18, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images) After a dreadful game on Saturday night, you would think there’s nowhere to go but up for the Ottawa Senators. Except Sunday didn’t start out on a good foot either. The Ottawa Senators announced this afternoon that they have sent down Thomas Chabot...

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New Jersey Devils Sign Jimmy Hayes to One Year Deal

Free agent forward Jimmy Hayes has signed a one year with the New Jersey Devils worth $700,000. Hayes was invited to Devils camp on a professional try-out in early September. Hayes spent the last two seasons with the Boston Bruins. In his first year he notched 29 points in 73 games played. His second year would be a different story, he scored five points while only playing 58 games. The Bruins opted to buy-out the remainder of Hayes contract last June, making him an unrestricted free agent. NJ agrees to terms with forward Jimmy Hayes, who was at camp on...

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Mark Borowiecki Doesn’t Deserve Another NHL Deal

View the original article on Last Word On Hockey: Mark Borowiecki Doesn’t Deserve Another NHL Deal NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 09: Mike Condon #1, Mark Borowiecki #74 and Chris Wideman #6 of the Ottawa Senators get tangled up with Andrew Ladd #16 of the New York Islanders during the first period at the Barclays Center on April 9, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) When Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion was interviewed by the TSN panel, he left fans scratching their head after mentioning Mark Borowiecki seemingly unprompted. Dorion...

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Craig Anderson signs two-year deal with Ottawa Senators

View the original article on Last Word On Hockey: Craig Anderson signs two-year deal with Ottawa Senators OTTAWA, ON – SEPTEMBER 18: Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) prepares to make a glove save during first period National Hockey League preseason action between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators on September 18, 2017, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Ottawa Senators announced today that they have extended goaltender Craig Anderson for two years. The deal is worth 9.5 million dollars, with an average cap hit of...

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Forward Battles: Three Ottawa Senators Prospects Shining in Camp

View the original article on Last Word On Hockey: Forward Battles: Three Ottawa Senators Prospects Shining in Camp MONTREAL, QC – DECEMBER 26: Filip Chlapik #14 of Team Czech Republic skates during the IIHF World Junior Championship preliminary round game against Team Finland at the Bell Centre on December 26, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Team Czech Republic defeated Team Finland 2-1. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) A week into training camp, NHL teams shift their focus to split NHL regulars and AHL players. While the Ottawa Senators have split up their groups, they have yet to cut anyone. A lot...

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Erik Cole Retires from NHL

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Former Carolina Hurricanes forward Erik Cole announced today that he will be retiring from the NHL. Cole was drafted in the third round in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes. In addition to playing for the Hurricanes, Cole found himself playing for the Edmonton Oilers too. After playing with the Oilers for a season, he decided to come back to Carolina again. At 38 he has suited up for 892 NHL games throughout his career. In addition to playing for the Hurricanes and the Oilers, Cole has also played for...

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Ottawa Senators Thomas Chabot Excelling Early On

View the original article on Last Word On Hockey: Ottawa Senators Thomas Chabot Excelling Early On OTTAWA, CANADA – OCTOBER 18: Thomas Chabot #72 of the Ottawa Senators skates against the Arizona Coyotes during his first career NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on October 18, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images) Ottawa Senators defenceman Thomas Chabot had a strong debut in NHL Pre-Season action. He played a very impressive game versus the Toronto Maple Leafs Monday night. Chabot has been outstanding at camp and has been one of the Senators best defenders so far....

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