Sens hope to be able to move Anderson
Craig Anderson is doing neither Ottawa nor his country any favors. Last season, Anderson went 12-9-2 with a 1.69 GAA and a .941 save percentage. He was expected to backstop Ottawa into the playoffs this season and contend for an Olympic job with Team USA.
But entering Saturday Anderson was only 7-8-2 with a 3.42 GAA and .897 save percentage after 18 starts. The Senators are outside of the top eight in the Eastern Conference, and Anderson has played himself out of an Olympic appearance. Anderson has one year remaining on his deal, but he was not in Ottawa’s long-term plans. Robin Lehner, 22, is the team’s future ace. The Senators had hoped to wheel Anderson, much like they did with Ben Bishop last season when they acquired Cory Conacher from Tampa Bay. But Anderson’s trade value is diminishing.