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Update: Sens’ Anderson day-to-day with sprained ankle

Feb 21, 2013, 9:40 PM EDT

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The thought was that the Ottawa Senators’ playoff hopes hinged on Craig Anderson after both Erik Karlsson and Jason Spezza needed surgeries during the 2013 season. Now even Anderson might be out of action.

The 31-year-old goalie left the ice on Thursday after New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider collided with him in net.

Update: the team describes his injury as a sprained ankle, leaving him day-to-day.

If he ends up missing several days, it continues a stunning parade of injuries for Ottawa. The only bright side in that scenario is that the Senators have two other goalies with nice potential: big netminder Ben Bishop and prized prospect Robin Lehner.

Even so, if this is a long-term issue and the Senators still remain competitive, head coach Paul MacLean will generate some serious Jack Adams credibility.

Here’s video of the collision:

  1. sportsfan69 - Feb 21, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Once again Lundqvist can close out a game like an elite goaltender.

  2. bengalguy - Feb 21, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Binghamton Sens season ticket holder here. Well, as good as Anderson is (and he’s GREAT) If theres 1 position the Sens are stockpiled in, it is Goaltender. Bishop & Lehner are more than capeable. And Robin has been chomping @ the bit to get up there.

  3. bengalguy - Feb 21, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Word is right ankle sprain. Day to day (aren’t we all!)

  4. qauzaq - Feb 21, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    I truly feel bad for these guys. These injuries are ridiculous

  5. 19to77 - Feb 21, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Poor bastards are getting battered worse than last year’s Canadiens. D:

  6. nygdriveforfive - Feb 21, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Hope he is back for the leafs at home on Saturday. Not sure what the Sens did to piss off the hockey gods.

  7. mrpigs - Feb 22, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    Sportsfan you are a joke! Did u see the goals scored on Henrik? He gets left out to dry more the wet laundry! Rangers are doing him such a disservice right now, they would be even worse without him!

  8. ahuophfe - Feb 22, 2013 at 3:48 AM

    Reblogged this on bnfblogs.

  9. johnstone17 - Feb 22, 2013 at 6:21 AM

    As a Rangers fan, wishing Craig Anderson a speedy recovery. Also got to call a spade a spade. The boarding call on Neal was shaky at best. Rangers are playing a very uptight game right now. A week ago I mentioned how Brad Richards looked lost & got a signifigant amount of thumbs down. Last night on the broad cast the subject of Richards struggling to find his game was discussed. He pretty much admits he feels lost.

  10. hockeyfan2013 - Feb 22, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Did anyone else see the puck threw the net?

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