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Lehner managed 29 of 33 saves -- the exact same amount as opposing netminder Jonas Enroth -- in Monday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Sabres.
Other than a three-goal eruption by Buffalo in under four minutes in the second period, Lehner was actually quite solid in this one. Nonetheless, the shootout loss brings his record to 6-4-2 to go with a 2.84 GAA and .913 save percentage this season -- numbers that haven't been good enough to wrestle the starting reins away from Craig Anderson for more than a couple games at a time.
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Lehner will start in net Monday against the Sabres.
Lehner has been pretty average this season, going 6-4-1 with a .916 save percentage and a 2.76 GAA. He'll look to shut down the Sabres Monday, who have strung together three straight wins on their current home stand.
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Lehner stopped 29 of 31 shots en route to a 3-2 shootout win over the Bruins on Saturday.
This was a sharp performance in a tough road matchup for Lehner, who was making his first start since Nov. 29 after sitting out nearly a week with a minor knee injury. He's now 6-4-1 on the year to go with a .916 save percentage and 2.76 GAA and could be a decent option between the pipes going forward if he earns more starts from new head coach Dave Cameron.
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Lehner will be in the crease Saturday against the Bruins, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
After Craig Anderson was besieged for four scores on 35 shot attempts in Thursday's loss to the Kings, interim coach Dave Cameron will go with Lehner on Saturday as he looks to claim his first win as Senators head man. Lehner missed all of last week with a minor knee injury, but seems to be completely healthy now.
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Lehner (knee) was activated from injured reserve Wednesday.
Lehner missed about a week and a half worth of action due to the injury, but the Sens never viewed it as a major concern. Now that he's ostensibly healthy, Lehner could be called upon to make the start for the team's next game Thursday against the Kings, as No. 1 netminder Craig Anderson has been forced to take on a heavier workload of late and could probably use a breather.
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The previously undisclosed injury Lehner has been dealing with is related to his knee, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Lehner first suffered the ailment during a shootout win over the Blues back on Nov. 25, but only played in one more game after that before the pain proved too limiting to play through. The goalie said Sunday that he just needed a little time to rest the injury, though it's unclear if he'll be ready to go when he's eligible to return from injured reserve Tuesday. The Senators have been using Andrew Hammond as their backup netminder while Lehner has been out.
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Lehner (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.
The decision to place Lehner on IR would seem to suggest that perhaps his injury isn't as minor as was thought. Since Lehner's placement on IR is retroactive to his last game (Nov. 29), he'll remain out Thursday and for both of the Sens' games over the weekend, likely forcing Craig Anderson to make turns for both ends of the back-to-back. While Lehner would be eligible to return next week, it's too early to say if that will be plausible for him, given the mysterious nature of his IR placement. Andrew Hammond has been called up to act as Anderson's backup in the interim.
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Lehner will miss Thursday's game against the Islanders with a minor undisclosed injury, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
With Lehner unavailable, the Senators brought in Andrew Hammond as an emergency call-up, and he'll serve as the backup to starter Craig Anderson for the night. Lehner previously missed Wednesday's practice for what was believed to be maintenance purposes, but evidently, something is still bothering him. In any case, it doesn't sound like the Senators are too worried about his condition yet, and Lehner's fantasy owners probably shouldn't panic either.
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Lehner stopped 28 of 32 shots to take the loss Saturday against the Lightning.
Lehner is still owns a record above .500 for the season (5-4-1) and has whittled into Craig Anderson's workload of late, so Saturday's poor turn shouldn't impact his standing with the team. He remains worth rostering in deep formats or leagues that start multiple goalies, but it's probably best to avoid using him if possible when the Sens take on strong squads like the Lightning.
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Lehner will be in the crease for Saturday's game against the Lightning.
Lehner has played well of late, but he will be challenged Saturday by a Tampa Bay squad that currently sits second in the NHL with 3.48 goals per game.