Craig Anderson G OTT 2 days ago

Anderson turned aside 33 of 36 shots in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Panthers.

Making his second start in as many days after returning from a hand injury, Anderson was dealt his third straight loss. With Anderson receiving the nod in both games of the back-to-back set, it's possible Andrew Hammond is still dealing with the lower-body injury that forced him out of both Thursday's game and Friday's practice. Once Hammond returns to full health though, Anderson could be relegated to backup duties.

Craig Anderson G OTT 2 days ago

Anderson will start Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Anderson, who made 27 saves in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to Toronto, will thus make his second straight start for the Sens, with Brent Wallace of TSN relaying that Andrew Hammond is in line to serve as the Sens' backup goalie on Sunday, with Chris Driedger having been assigned to AHL Binghamton.

Craig Anderson G OTT 3 days ago

Anderson made 27 saves Saturday in a 4-3 overtime loss to Toronto.

It was his first start after his return from a hand injury. The Sens got a single point, but expect Andrew Hammond back in there next outing. The team just seems inspired by his play.

Craig Anderson G OTT 4 days ago

Anderson (hand) will receive the start in goal for Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

Anderson's return to the crease comes at convenient time, as the Senators will be without emerging star goalie Andrew Hammond on Saturday after he suffered a lower-body injury in his last start. While hand issues have dogged Anderson since about late January, he seems to be feeling strong again after taking the last week and a half off to recuperate. Anderson was able to turn in a full practice Friday and didn't appear limited during the Sens' morning skate Saturday, giving coach Dave Cameron confidence in turning the net over to the goalie. Despite the lay off, Anderson will make for a respectable starting option in just about any fantasy format Saturday, as the wilting Leafs have struggled to generate offense over the last few months.

Craig Anderson G OTT 5 days ago

Anderson (hand) will travel to Toronto for Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

With Andrew Hammond (undisclosed) suddenly banged up, Anderson's potential return becomes a hot issue. If neither Hammond nor Anderson is ready for Saturday, Chris Driedger will likely get the start. It sounds as if Anderson should be available, but he hasn't been officially cleared. Ottawa also has a game against the Panthers on Sunday.

Craig Anderson G OTT 1 week ago

Anderson (hand) could be ready to re-enter the Sens' goaltending mix as soon as this weekend, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 reports.

Anderson was ruled out for at least one week on last Tuesday after aggravating the hand injury that sidelined him in January, but general manager Bryan Murray indicated that he could return over the weekend. With the success of Andrew Hammond -- who has yet to lose in regulation in 14 starts -- Anderson would likely be relegated to a backup role for the stretch run of the season when he does come back.

Craig Anderson G OTT 2 weeks ago

Ottawa GM Bryan Murray said Tuesday that Anderson will miss at least one week after aggravating the hand injury he first sustained Jan. 21, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

The Senators have ruled out surgery as an option for the goalie, who is more specifically dealing with a deep bone bruise that flared up again after just two appearances since his return from IR. Murray said that Anderson will undergo another MRI just to determine that the injury isn't something more severe, but as a preventative measure against another setback, the goalie won't practice until he's 100 percent healthy. It's probably safe to assume that Anderson will be held out for beyond the week, and with Robin Lehner still slow to progress from a concussion, the Senators will pin their hopes of reaching the playoffs on Andrew Hammond, who has rolled to 10 wins in 11 starts since joining the team.

Craig Anderson G OTT 2 weeks ago

Anderson aggravated the hand injury that sidelined him from late January to early March, prompting the Senators to recall Chris Driedger on an emergency basis from ECHL Evansville.

Anderson returned from a six-week absence March 8, but he's only made two starts since that time, as the Senators continue to ride a red-hot Andrew Hammond in a last-ditch attempt to grab a wild-card spot. Even if the injury aggravation is minor, Anderson will probably need Hammond to slip up in order to regain his status as the team's top goaltender.

Craig Anderson G OTT 3 weeks ago

Anderson gave up three goals on 22 shots Tuesday in a loss to the Bruins.

He's now given up seven goals in two games since returning to action -- for comparison, Andrew Hammond has allowed a total of seven goals in his last six starts. It's not that Anderson's necessarily been bad, but the degree of Hammond's success while he was out in combination with so-so results upon his return could mean that Anderson takes a back seat to the rookie in the near future.

Craig Anderson G OTT 3 weeks ago

Anderson is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Bruins, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

Ottawa will stick with Anderson, who backstopped Sunday's 5-4 shootout win over the Flames, in a game that carries playoff implications for the Sens, who are currently five points behind the Bruins (with a game in hand) for the final wild card slot in the Eastern Conference.