Senators sign goalie Hammond to $4 million, 3-year deal
MAY 20, 4:27p ET | AP
Rotowire: Apr 29 / 9:13a ET
News: Senators GM Bryan Murray said Lehner (concussion) is still experiencing headaches, TSN's Brent Wallace reports.
Impact: Lehner had planned to resume working out on the ice in the near future, but with the headaches still surfacing, doctors told the goalie to shut down his activity for another week. The 23-year-old last played Feb. 16 and will head into the offseason facing a murky future, the health concerns notwithstanding. Andrew Hammond's emergence was the story of the second half and Craig Anderson was inked to a pricey extension in August, which could lead the Senators to explore trading Lehner to another club this summer.
Rotowire: Mar 6 / 10:48a ET
News: Lehner continues to suffer from concussion symptoms, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Impact: Since Lehner has yet to resume skating since suffering the head injury in a collision with teammate Clarke MacArthur on Feb. 16, the Senators continue to view him as out indefinitely. Despite the lengthy absences of their top two goalies in Lehner and Craig Anderson (hand), the Senators have managed to stay afloat in the race for the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference, due largely to the surprisingly sensational play of No. 3 netminder Andrew Hammond. His emergence may prompt the Sens to carry three goalies if and when Lehner returns from IR.