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Norris scored a goal on four shots and added two hits in Wednesday's loss to San Jose.

Fantasy Impact: The young American center carries decent fantasy appeal with his physical playing style on a top-line role.

Category: Game Recaps

Thomas Chabot adds two apples

Thu, Nov 25th 1:16pm EST
By Fox Wihlborg

Chabot notched two assists, two shots on goal and three blocks in loss to the Sharks.

Fantasy Impact: The young stud defenseman for Ottawa continues to be a workhorse putting up a lot of ice time every game.

Category: Game Recaps

Filip Gustavsson allowed six goals in the Senator's 7-5 loss to the Avalanche on Monday. He saved 33-39 shots against .

Fantasy Impact: Gustavsson was asked to take on a tough task after the long Covid delay for the Senators. He should be rostered in all fantasy leagues but based on team needs he may not be needed on your roster.

Category: Game Recaps

Zach Sanford had a hat trick in the Senators' 7-5 loss to the Avalanche on Monday. He was a plus one with three goals, three SOG and two blocks in 15:15 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: Sanford not only had the hat trick tonight but he scored on all three shots he took. This will be a night for him to remember forever. He should be left on the wavier wire. I believe Sanford's shooting percentage is due for a little regression.

Category: Game Recaps

Connor Brown is currently in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Brown entered the protocols on November 8th. He could be available for return but the NHL has stepped in and postponed the Senators' next three games and they will not play until Monday, November 22nd. Managers will want to keep an eye on Brown ahead of the Monday matchup to guarantee he is in the lineup.

Category: Injury Updates

Matt Murray was placed into the NHL's COVID-19 protocols on Thursday, November 11th. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Murray join nine other Senators on in the COVID protocols and will be required to spend 10 days away from the team with his earliest return date being Sunday, November 21st. Fantasy managers will want to monitor the situation to be sure he returns on time. If not managers should look elsewhere for a starting goaltender.

Category: Injury Updates

Drake Batherson was placed in the NHL COVID-19 protocols on Sunday ahead up matchup with Calgary. (Source: Sportsnet)

Fantasy Impact: Batherson has been looking great this season with seven goals and 16 points in total. Once out of the protocol fantasy managers need to be sure to slot him back into the starting lineup.

Category: Injury Updates

Brady Tkachuk scored his third goal of the year on Saturday in a 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: Tkachuk, the newly appointed team captain, had nine hits and 19:46 of ice time in the game.

Category: Game Recaps

Tyler Ennis provided the only assist on Alex Formenton's loan goal in Ottawa's 1-5 loss on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Ennis' best years are behind him. He hopes to capture some of the brilliance he found in the 2019-2020 season. Until we see better production Ennis does not belong on fantasy rosters.

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Alex Formenton hit twine for the second time this season in Ottawa's 1-5 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks

Fantasy Impact: The former second round pick scored his second goal of the season. Formenton is not fantasy relevant yet, even in deeper leagues.

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Derek Stepan had an assist during a 4-2 loss to Edmonton. He had two shots, two hits, and two blocks while playing 16:10 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran who was traded to Ottawa in December from Arizona has one goal with two assists and a minus-six rating in nine games played.

Category: Game Recaps

Tim Stutzle scored a goal and had two shots on goal during Ottawa's 4-2 loss to Edmonton. He also added a blocked shot in 15:08 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: The goal is his third of the season and Stutzle has now scored in back-to-back games. The rookie is still feeling his way in the NHL and is looking for his first assist in seven games played. Ottawa will likely have a tough season but look for Stutzle to get plenty of experience in all situations this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Craig Anderson has been activated off the injured reserve and will start against the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. It will be Anderson's first appearance since November 25th. (Source: Hailey Salvian on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anderson had been nursing a lower-body injury, but he'll return in the minimum amount of time in order to take the start on the second night of a back-to-back. Backup Anders Nilsson has struggled of late, so Anderson has the opportunity to seize some playing time. He will carry an underwhelming 4-8-0 record into the game, along with a 2.96 GAA and .904 SV%. On the bright side, Anderson had conceded two goals or less in three out of four starts prior to his injury.

Category: Rumors

Colin White had an assist on Tyler Ennis's third period goal in Ottawa's 5-2 loss to Vancouver on Tuesday. He chipped in two shots and one hit in 17:33 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: It's been a very quiet season for the 22-year-old forward. This was just White's sixth point of the season (two goals, four assists) through 21 games played. This represents is a major step back from his 41 points in 71 games in his first full NHL look last season. White has been averaging consistent ice-time (16:29) and is getting a solid look on the power-play (2:26 per-game) and yet, it still has translated to fantasy production. Until he proves otherwise, White shouldn't be on your radar.

Category: Game Recaps

Anders Nilsson stopped just 11 of 15 shots before being pulled in Ottawa's 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. This was the Swedish netminder's third straight loss and it dips his record for the season to 7-7-1.

Fantasy Impact: The month of November began magnificently for Nilsson, as he went through a scorching stretch that saw him win six of seven starts. Unfortunately, he lost his final two starts of the month and has now dragged his recent poor play into his first start of December. After seizing the majority of starts in the Ottawa net, Nilsson has conceded 11 goals in his past two games and now Craig Anderson is due to come off the injured reserve and start on Wednesday. Nilsson is probably going to have a 50/50 share of starts at best for the rest of the way unless he finds his solid form once again.

Category: Game Recaps

Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored his 15th goal of the season in Ottawa's 5-2 loss to Vancouver on Tuesday night. He added four shots, three hits and one block in the game.

Fantasy Impact: After a break-out November that saw him put up the third-most goals in the league (11) behind just Connor McDavid and David Pastrnak, Pageau continued to light the lamp in his first game in December. Pageau has unexpectedly risen to fantasy prominence with 21 points (15 goals, six assists) in 28 games so far this season. His contributions of 67 shots, 44 hits and 23 blocks make him a well-rounded piece to for fantasy owners to fill out their lineups.

Category: Game Recaps

The NHL and NHLPA provided a joint media release on Wednesday morning announcing that Bobby Ryan will be taking part in the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program. As a result, he will be away from the team for an undetermined period of time. (Source: Hailey Salvian on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The player assistance program was implemented in order for NHL players to have access to receive assistance if they are dealing with personal hardships such as addiction or mental health issues. Hopefully Ryan receives the help he needs and will be back on the ice soon. Until then, the Senators will be without the thirteen-year veteran that had contributed four points in 16 games so far this season.

Category: Transactions

Anthony Duclair sniped his eighth and ninth goals of the season and added an assist in the Senators' 4-3 win over Detroit on Tuesday night. He threw three shots on goal during his 17:18 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: The three-point outburst for Duclair has dragged his season point total up to 13 (nine goals, four assists) in 21 games. However, he's posted 12 of those points in his last 13 games. The 24-year-old is unbelievably already with his fifth team in his six-season career, but he's finally starting to settle in and produce consistently. It looks like he may finally have found a home in Ottawa, playing alongside Brady Tkachuk and Logan Brown at even-strength and on the first power-play unit.

Category: Game Recaps

Vladislav Namestnikov skated 19:06 in Ottawa's 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday. He contributed an assist of the shorthanded variety, and threw two shots on goal in the contest.

Fantasy Impact: It would appear that Namestnikov has found somewhat of a home in Ottawa. After his ice-time had began to dip after reaching a career peak of 17:05 per game in 2017-18, Namestnikov is averaging 18:52 with his new club. He has totalled 10 points (five goals, five assists) in 14 games this season, but all of his points have came in the 12 games since his trade to the Senators. If you're in desperate need of points, Namestnikov could be worth a cheap flier given the ice-time he's receiving. But don't get your hopes too high, this is a guy that's produced just 0.45 points per game in his career and Ottawa isn't exactly a fantasy paradise.

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Mark Borowiecki chipped in his most useful stat-line of the year in Ottawa's 5-2 loss to Boston on Saturday. The gritty defenseman picked up a couple of assists while also chipping in six penalty minutes, three hits, two shots and a block. He recorded a +2 rating in 15:10 on the ice.

Fantasy Impact: Borowiecki is certainly not known for his offensive touch, but when you mix in some points with his always reliable hits and PIMs (sixth and seventh in the league, respectively), it can turn into a solid fantasy night. He has hit a bit of a hot streak with a goal and three assists in his last four games, but don't expect that to continue. Borowiecki has collected five points total in 12 games this season and is not a fantasy consideration outside of the deepest of banger leagues.

Category: Game Recaps