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The Ottawa Senators Want To Play Their Home Games With Fans At The Games

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Enough is enough, the Ottawa Senators want their fans back.

The Senators suited up for their third straight game at the Canadian Tire Centre Thursday against the Carolina Hurricanes without anybody there and the club is taking an aggressive approach to try to get capacity limits lifted.

Senators’ owner Eugene Melnyk told this newspaper Tuesday he’s held talks with provincial officials to try to allow spectators in the rink.

“It’s sad. I don’t know who the people are that come up with these rules,” said Melnyk. “They’re misinformed and they’re miscalculated. They should be challenged, and they will be challenged.”

Speaking on The Morning Rush with Bill Caroll on CFRA Thursday, Anthony LeBlanc, the club’s president of business operations, said the Senators would like to be back at 100% capacity and don’t feel the current measures are fair.

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Video- Drake Batherson Out With Ankle Injury

via Bruce Garrioch tweets,

Batherson will be out long term. DJ Smith says he won’t go to the all star game. It’s an an ankle injury.

Smith calls the play “ridiculous” and says Dell has a history for doing what he did to Batherson.

Smith it’s tough. “Our best leading scorer is going to be out and it didn’t have to happen.”

Watch the injury below.

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Pierre Dorion On The Ottawa Senators

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

“Winning five of 21 games is not exactly where we wanted to be,” Dorion told reporters before facing the Colorado Avalanche Saturday at the Canadian Tire Centre. “It’s not what we foresaw, especially after the way we finished last year.

“The biggest thing is we’ve got to get this team back to its winning ways. We have made a few drastic decisions but we feel this team is going to get back to playing the hockey it’s capable of playing.”

Dorion knows the finger is pointed in his direction for the club sitting in 32nd overall and he understands why.

“I’m not going to lie to anyone here. I’ve had a few sleepless nights. I haven’t enjoyed this stretch by our team but it’s not for a lack of effort,” Dorion said.  “The players are playing hard, but sometimes players don’t play up to their potential, and they know it to.

“The buck stops with me and I’m not afraid to say that. We didn’t anticipate this and we’re going to battle through it. Last year, we had a tough stretch, battled through it and finished strong.There’s still 60 games left, the work ethic is there, the will to win is there and we’re going to continue.”

Before camp got under way, Dorion declared the “the rebuild is over” and “it’s time to start winning.”

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Video- Did Brendan Lemieux Bite Brady Tkachuk?

via the YouTube page of Sportsnet,

Brady Tkachuk and Brendan Lemieux got into a tussle and fell to the ground, and Lemieux appeared to bite Tkachuk.

 

 

added 10:35pm, below, Tkachuk on the bite.

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What You May Have Missed Today

NEW YORK (Nov. 25, 2021) – Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Alexandre Texier during NHL Game No. 297 in Columbus on Wednesday, Nov. 24, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 16:27 of the third period. Morrissey was assessed a minor penalty for slashing.


NEW YORK (Nov. 25, 2021) – Columbus Blue Jackets forward Max Domi has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for unsportsmanlike conduct during NHL Game No. 297 in Columbus on Wednesday, Nov. 24, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 2:20 of the third period. Domi was assessed a double-minor penalty for roughing.


NEW YORK (Nov. 25, 2021) – Ottawa Senators defenseman Nikita Zaitsev has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier during NHL Game No. 302 in San Jose on Wednesday, Nov. 24, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 4:03 of the third period.

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Dealing With COVID In Ottawa

from TSN,

Ottawa Senators defenceman Michael Del Zotto said his teammates who have been sidelined by COVID-19, to his knowledge, are not dealing with serious symptoms beyond the loss of taste and smell.

Del Zotto shared details on the team's COVID-19 outbreak, which has seen 10 players sidelined and at least three games postponed, while speaking to First Up on TSN Radio 1050 Toronto Wednesday morning.

"Some guys have had some loss of taste and smell, I think that's as serious as it's gotten, at least to my knowledge," Del Zotto said. "Everyone is vaccinated, so that certainly helps. It's just scary how quickly it can spread and how quickly it went through the team."

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COVID Protocol Postpones Ottawa Senators Games

NEW YORK (Nov. 15, 2021) – The National Hockey League announced today that as a result of 10 Ottawa Senators Players currently in the NHL’s COVID Protocol, and evidence of continued spread in recent days, the team’s games will be postponed at least through Saturday, Nov. 20. The decision was made by the League’s, NHLPA’s and Club’s medical groups.

 As an appropriate precaution, the team’s training facilities have been closed, effective immediately, and will remain closed for Players until further notice. The League is in the process of reviewing and revising the Senators’ regular season schedule.

 The Senators organization has, and will continue to follow, all recommended guidelines aimed at protecting the health and safety of its Players, staff and community at large as set by the NHL, local, provincial and national agencies.

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The COVID Issues For The Ottawa Senators

from Wayne Scanlan of Sportsnet,

The Ottawa Senators are prisoners in their own town.

They can’t practice, let alone go out. It’s rink/home. If they even live at home. Many don't right now, to protect their families.

While the rest of the NHL more or less eases into post-pandemic life, the Senators have turned back the clock. The lockdown bubble is back. A young, growing Ottawa team is trying to perform that impossible gymnastic exercise of drawing closer together while remaining physically apart. They are masked and weary.

Their dressing room has been cut in half, spaces between stalls doubled to allow distancing and players moved out to other rooms to reduce numbers.

Tested multiple times daily, players are showing positive COVID-19 tests and then not -- such that over the past several days, forward Drake Batherson and defenceman Nikita Zaitsev were both placed on the COVID-19 protocols list, then removed, only to be put back on again.

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Brady Tkachuk Named Captain Of The Ottawa Senators

Before you hit play, guess the number of captains the Senators have had.

 

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Video- A Classic B.C Two-Hander Goes Uncalled

via Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

there was serious concern when Tim Stuetzle took a slash on the wrist from Dallas centre Radek Faksa late in the second and went straight to the dressing room. It was on the left wrist he had surgery on before the start of last season but the 19-year-old Stuetzle was fine.

“The medical staff is so good these days I had X-rays within minutes and I knew right away that it was negative,” Smith said.

 

 

added 10:22am,

NEW YORK (Oct. 18, 2021) – Dallas Stars forward Radek Faksa has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing Ottawa Senators forward Tim Stützle during NHL Game No. 34 in Ottawa on Sunday, Oct. 17, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

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