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Anderson (ankle) out 3-4 days, Sens recall Lehner

Feb 22, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

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The Ottawa Senators have recalled goalie Robin Lehner from AHL Binghamton to back up Ben Bishop as starter Craig Anderson recovers from an ankle injury.

Anderson suffered the injury, which the team insists isn’t severe, last night against the Rangers when New York forward Chris Kreider lost an edge and crashed into the Ottawa goal (video).

Per NHL.com, Sens general manager Bryan Murray said Anderson (1.49 GAA, .952 SV%), the early-season favorite to win the Vezina Trophy, is unlikely to play in the next three or four days, meaning either Bishop or Lehner will be in net Saturday against the Leafs and Monday versus Montreal.

Ottawa also assigned forward Stephane Da Costa to Binghamton.

Lehner, 21, is 18-10-2 with a .938 save percentage this season with the Baby Sens.

Related: Erik Karlsson blames season-ending injury on Cooke

  1. valoisvipers - Feb 22, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Come on now Sen fans tell me how Kreider did this on purpose to hurt Anderson.

    • barkar942 - Feb 22, 2013 at 3:54 PM

      He purposefully fell when his skates were taken out by the Ottawa defenseman.

      • barkar942 - Feb 22, 2013 at 3:55 PM

        Sorry to see Anderson hurt. He has become a very good goalie.

  2. steelpenbucs87 - Feb 22, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Unlike with Karlsson and Spezza/Michalek, this is an area in which Ottawa is suited well to deal with an injury (if there is such a thing as being well suited for an injury). Bishop and the young kid are both capable guys who can step up.

  3. steelers88 - Feb 22, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    I bet the Senators orginization will blame this on Cooke too.

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