from Bruce Garrioch at the Ottawa Citizen,
Craig Anderson is returning to the Senators under difficult circumstances.
Senators’ GM Pierre Dorion told reporters that the 35-year-old Anderson’s wife, Nicholle, has been diagnosed with cancer and that’s why Anderson was given a leave of absence Thursday to leave for Florida to be with his family.
But after learning the Senators have lost Andrew Hammond for at least a week with a lower body injury, Nicholle Anderson encouraged her husband to rejoin the team and Craig Anderson will likely start Sunday against the Edmonton Oilers at the Rogers Place Arena.
“Nicholle Anderson has been diagnosed with cancer. It’s very early in the process. We don’t have many tests right now but we’re there for them and right now they’re in the wait period,” said an emotional Dorion.