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The Ottawa Senators were plagued by injuries. Jason Spezza went down early in the season with back surgery. Star defenseman Erik Karlsson had his Achilles’ tendon rupture that cost him a majority of the season. Goaltender Craig Anderson suffered an ankle injury that cost him a good chunk of the season as well.

Grab a couple band aids and let’s look back at the Senators’ season.

Team Name: Ottawa Senators

Record: 25-17-6; Lost 4-1 to Pittsburgh in Eastern Conference Semifinals

Player of the Season: Anderson posted a 12-9-2 mark with a 1.69 goals against average, save percentage of .941 and three shutouts. He would easily be the best goaltender in fantasy if he got more offense to boost his win-loss record.

Breakouts of the Season: Mika Zibanejad (7-13–20, 4 PP points, +9 rating) and Jakob Silfverberg (10-9–19, 3 PP points, +9 rating) were both solid contributors in their rookie campaign and tied for fifth on the team in points. Each contributed as well on the power play and that bodes well for their future fantasy values.

Disappointment of the Season:The injuries. In addition to the ones mentioned above, Milan Michalek missed half the season with concussion issues and the list would go on and on and on.

Team Analysis: The team had the second-best goals against average and the best penalty kill in the league. With Ottawa it was all about defense but can the team find more offense? They finished 27th in goals per game at 2.3 so they left little margin for error on the back end of the rink.

2013-2014 Story Lines: Will this team stay healthy? They had it all put together but the injuries ravaged them. Yet they still made it to the second round of the playoffs.

How much better will the team be with everyone healthy? There was little O in Ottawa but there was a lot of black and blue. Let’s see how this team competes with full health before we determine if moves need to be made.

Who will replace Sergei Gonchar on the blue line and power play? He got traded to Dallas earlier this month and Karlsson can’t be out there the entire time on the power play.

2013-2014 Fantasy Guys to Have: Anderson, Karlsson, Spezza, Zibanejad, Silfverberg, Daniel Alfredsson,Kyle Turris (12-17–29) filled in nicely in role after Spezza got hurt, Chris Phillips

Guys On the Fringe: Colin Greening, Patrick Wiercioch, Chris Neil, Robin Lehner (as a handcuff in case Anderson gets hurt again).

PLAYER GP G A PTS +/- PIM ATOI PPG PPA SHG SHA SOG SPCT
Kyle Turris, C 48 12 17 29 6 24 19:38 3 6 0 0 118 10.2
Sergei Gonchar, D 45 3 24 27 4 26 24:00 2 10 0 0 85 3.5
Daniel Alfredsson, RW 47 10 16 26 1 33 19:21 3 8 0 1 101 9.9
Mika Zibanejad, C 42 7 13 20 9 6 13:34 3 1 0 0 90 7.8
Jakob Silfverberg, LW 48 10 9 19 9 12 16:14 2 1 1 0 134 7.5
Colin Greening, C 47 8 11 19 5 11 14:44 2 2 0 0 80 10.0
Patrick Wiercioch, D 42 5 14 19 9 39 15:42 3 7 0 0 81 6.2
Zack Smith, C 48 4 11 15 -9 56 15:09 0 2 0 0 94 4.3
Erik Karlsson, D 17 6 8 14 8 8 27:09 2 2 1 0 79 7.6
Chris Phillips, D 48 5 9 14 -5 43 21:03 1 0 0 0 89 5.6
Milan Michalek, LW 23 4 10 14 8 17 18:11 0 2 0 1 58 6.9
Chris Neil, RW 48 4 8 12 0 144 13:52 0 3 0 0 87 4.6
Erik Condra, RW 48 4 8 12 3 34 13:10 0 0 0 0 73 5.5
Marc Methot, D 47 2 9 11 2 31 22:14 0 1 0 0 53 3.8
Andre Benoit, LW 33 3 7 10 -3 8 16:25 1 1 0 0 50 6.0
Guillaume Latendresse, LW 27 6 4 10 -2 8 14:48 1 0 0 0 53 11.3
Eric Gryba, D 33 2 4 6 -3 26 20:17 0 0 0 0 51 3.9
Jim O’Brien, C 29 5 1 6 -2 8 11:25 1 0 0 0 38 13.2
Cory Conacher, LW 12 2 3 5 6 4 12:51 0 0 0 0 14 14.3
Jason Spezza, C 5 2 3 5 3 2 19:11 1 1 0 0 12 16.7
Jean-Gabriel Pageau, C 9 2 2 4 3 0 11:30 0 0 0 0 14 14.3
Peter Regin, C 27 0 3 3 -4 8 11:31 0 0 0 0 37 0.0
Kaspars Daugavins, LW 19 1 2 3 -7 9 11:26 0 1 0 0 23 4.3
David Dziurzynski, C 12 2 0 2 -1 13 12:33 0 0 0 0 20 10.0
Stephane Da Costa, C 9 1 1 2 -3 0 11:52 0 1 0 0 15 6.7
Mike Lundin, D 11 0 1 1 -2 0 15:30 0 0 0 0 13 0.0
Jared Cowen, D 7 1 0 1 1 10 20:17 0 0 0 0 8 12.5
Matt Kassian, LW 15 1 0 1 0 47 6:23 0 0 0 0 6 16.7
Mike Hoffman, LW 3 0 0 0 -1 2 12:19 0 0 0 0 6 0.0
Derek Grant, C 5 0 0 0 -1 0 8:40 0 0 0 0 5 0.0
Mark Borowiecki, D 6 0 0 0 1 18 13:00 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Mark Stone, RW 4 0 0 0 -1 2 10:00 0 0 0 0 3 0.0

 

PLAYER GP W L OTL GAA TOI SV SV% SHO TGA TSA PIM
Craig Anderson 24 12 9 2 1.69 1420:36 637 .941 3 40 677 0
Robin Lehner 12 5 3 4 2.20 734:48 397 .936 0 27 424 0
Ben Bishop 13 8 5 0 2.45 758:12 368 .922 1 31 399 0