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Craig Anderson suffers hand injury

Posted on: February 23, 2012 5:58 pm
Edited on: February 23, 2012 6:04 pm
 
SenatorsBy: Adam Gretz

The performance of Craig Anderson has been one of the many surprises taking place in Ottawa this season, and now it looks as if the Senators are going to be without their starting goaltender after he reportedly suffered a hand injury at home on Wednesday night, according to Sportsnets Nick Kypreos.

It is not yet known how long he will be sidelined.

Anderson stopped 33 of the 35 shots he faced on Wednesday night during a 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals, and for the season has a .913 save percentage in 54 starts.

Alex Auld, the Senators backup, would be the man to receive the bulk of the playing time in his absence. Auld has started just seven games this season and has a 2-3-2 record to go with a .883 save percentage. Obviously, that's a pretty big drop in play, and a large reason as to why Anderson has received the overwhelming majority of the work this season, appearing in more games than any other goalie in the league.

The Senators currently occupy the No. 7 spot in the Eastern Conference with 72 points, seven points ahead of the No. 9 seed and only two points behind the Boston Bruins (though, the Bruins have four games in hand). Their schedule over the next couple of weeks certainly gets tougher with a pair of games against Boston as well as a home game against Chicago next Friday.

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Since: Sep 18, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2012 11:11 am
 

Craig Anderson suffers hand injury

Leaf fans should probably worry about their own playoff runs right about now.


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Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: February 23, 2012 11:01 pm
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Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2012 9:14 pm
 

Craig Anderson suffers hand injury

Hopefully this will be the break Anderson needs before the playoffs. Auld just needs to step up for a few games



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