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McAmmond Suffers Concussion

via TSN,

Ottawa Senators forward Dean McAmmond left the pre-season game against the Philadelphia Flyers on a stretcher in the second period after a vicious hit to the head by Flyers forward Steve Downie.

McAmmond had just passed the puck and was skating behind the Flyers net when Downie leveled him with a shoulder to the head. Downie, who was hit into the boards earlier in the shift by Christoph Schubert was given a match penalty - which means he is suspended indefinitely pending a review.

McAmmond has been diagnosed with a concussion, but he is moving his extremities and has been sent to a hospital for further examination.

Update 12:35am ET:
From Allan Maki at the Globe & Mail,

Dirty. Cheap. Needless. Despicable. Those words don’t just describe Tuesday night’s hit on Ottawa Senators forward Dean McAmmond. They describe the man who delivered it – Steve Downie of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Update 1:08am ET:
Thanks to a reader in the comments of this post, here is the video of the hit on McAmmond:

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  Tags: dean+mcammond, injuries, ottawa+senators, philadelphia+flyers, suspensions

Heatley Looking For $8.5M

from Darren Dreger of TSN,

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is expected to meet with Dany Heatley’s agent, J.P. Barry on Thursday in Ottawa.

And based on preliminary discussions, the Senators are aware of Heatley’s expectations.

It’s believed that Heatley is seeking an average salary of $8.5 million and a multi-year term similar to what Daniel Briere, Chris Drury and Scott Gomez agreed to this summer.

The question is, will Eugene Melnyk pay it?

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  Tags: dany+heatley, ottawa+senators

Emery Still Needs More Time

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Ray Emery doesn’t have an answer.

After taking part in his first full practice with the Senators yesterday at Scotiabank Place, Emery told reporters he’s not sure when he’ll be able to play, but doesn’t believe he’s ready yet.

“I’m just working hard at getting back right now. I obviously want to get some games in, but I’ve got to make sure that I’m not going to get hurt when I get in there,” said Emery. “I’m close, but I’m not where I want to be as far as playing a game. It’s kind of frustrating for me right now, but I’ll get in there.”

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  Tags: goalies, ottawa+senators, ray+emery

Experience Counts

from the Ottawa Citizen,

Yet whatever Richardson ends up doing on the ice, he figures to serve an important role for the Senators on the bench and in the dressing room.

He’ll lend an ear if a younger player asks his advice. He’ll remove a struggling player from the dressing room for a pep talk or pat a player on the back for a job well done. He’ll take a prospect home to dinner to make him more comfortable in his surroundings. When Richardson was in Columbus, rookie Gilbert Brule lived with the family for a while.

Think of him as the Kevin Costner character in the baseball movie, Bull Durham, providing whatever tips he can, based on his experiences.

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  Tags: luke+richardson, ottawa+senators

Sens Would Like To Sign All Their UFAs

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

As a matter of fact, Murray said he has already had contract discussions with Redden’s agent, Don Meehan.

“I don’t know (where the Redden stuff comes from),” said Murray. “(Reporters) ask me about trying to sign Heatley and Spezza and then the conclusion (from reporters) is always nothing about those two at all, it’s always about eliminating another player. That’s not what we’re trying to do here. We’re going to try to do as well as we can with the people that we have and, obviously, keep them here.

“But there are a lot of factors involved here: The total dollars, the cap system and can we keep everybody? Will everybody give us an opportunity to sign them or will it be impossible because of the numbers?”

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  Tags: ottawa+senators, wade+redden

Sens Owner Would Like To Avoid The UFA Talk

from The Universal Cynic, the blog of Erin Nicks,

“Quite frankly, I find it amusing that the media has continued to talk about what’s going to happen after this great year, because I think the fans want to see what’s going to happen (this year).,,,  I think the fans are really excited. They really don’t want to hear what’s going to go on a year from now.”

read on... and Nicks responds…

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  Tags: ottawa+senators, roy+mlakar

Chasing Foppa

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Alfredsson said he’s not sure if he pulls more weight than Leafs captain and countryman Mats Sundin, but indicated if Forsberg wants a realistic chance to win a championship then Ottawa would be a better choice than Toronto.

“I don’t know, but I think our situation should be able to catch (Forsberg’s) eye,” Alfredsson said yesterday. “Looking at the team we have and the opportunity we have here, I’m sure he’ll realize how close we were last year and he could be the one who could add that little bit of extra confidence for us.”

Senators GM Bryan Murray, who is trying to add a top-six forward, has spoken with Forsberg’s agent, Don Baizley, three times and has also asked Alfredsson to phone Forsberg and talk up Ottawa.

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  Tags: ottawa+senators, peter+forsberg

Report- Fisher Gets Extension

According to RDS (not translated), Mike Fisher will be signing an extension for 5 years, $21M.

added 12:28pm, TSN concurs…

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  Tags: mike+fisher, ottawa+senators

O’Neill Weighing His Options

via the Toronto Sun,

While the Maple Leafs make their pre-season debut in Edmonton tomorrow, Jeff O’Neill sits and waits.

Could the free-agent sniper, who spent the past two seasons with Toronto, be headed to the Ottawa Senators?

O’Neill’s agent, Ian Pulver, told Sun Media yesterday that discussions have been held with Senators general manager Bryan Murray.

“Jeff O’Neill continues to review all of his options,” Pulver said.

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  Tags: jeff+o'neill, ottawa+senators

Contract Year For Mike Fisher

from Erin Nicks at the Ottawa Sun,

While the Senators would undoubtedly be overjoyed if No. 12 experiences a healthy and fully productive season in 2007-08, they surely must realize that if Fisher comes away with a newfound goal scoring vigour, he could easily price himself out of the franchise’s range by next summer. Keep in mind that the Senators already have their backs creeping against the wall before the season has begun, with similar players such as Scott Hartnell landing a six-year, $25.2-million (all terms US) contract with Philadelphia. It’s a safe bet to assume that many GMs would willingly cough up a Hartnell-type salary—an average of $4.2 million per season—for one of Ottawa’s greatest assets. In fact, several would probably consider that number as a starting point.

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  Tags: ottawa+senators, salaries

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