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NHL roundup: Senators' Anderson has stiff neck after collision

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Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson was taken off the ice on a stretcher during overtime of Sunday's game against the Dallas Stars. However, his injury does not appear to be as serious as initially feared.

Anderson was up and walking around after the game, according to Sportsnet, and the Ottawa Sun reported Anderson has a stiff neck.

Senators head coach Paul MacLean said he expects Anderson to miss Tuesday's game, according to the Sun, but it's uncertain whether he will be sidelined beyond that.

Anderson collided with Stars rookie forward Valeri Nichushkin with 3:16 left in the overtime. Anderson stayed down on the ice and was motionless but awake.

---The Carolina Hurricanes assigned forward Brett Sutter to Charlotte of the American Hockey League, pending him clearing waivers Monday by noon ET.

Sutter, 26, is minus-5 with nine penalty minutes in 12 games.

Last season, Sutter was Charlotte's captain and scored 19 goals with 29 assists in 70 games.

---The Buffalo Sabres announced that forward Patrick Kaleta cleared waivers and was assigned to Rochester of the American Hockey League.

The Sabres placed Kaleta on waivers Saturday after he completed a 10-game suspension stemming from his hit to the head of Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson.
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