Senators lose Craig Anderson to hand injury

Mark J. Miller
Scoop Du Jour

The Ottawa Senators are currently in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, but their playoff hopes were dealt a serious blow late Wednesday night when goalie Craig Anderson "suffered a serious cut while preparing food at his home" after blocking 33 shots as his team took down the Washington Capitals 5-2 that night, according to the Ottawa Sun.

The word is that he'll definitely be out for 10 days and possibly more, the Sun reports. The worst-case scenario, a source tells the paper, is that he could be out 6-8 weeks.

"GM Bryan Murray could be forced to go shopping for a goalie — with Monday's trade deadline fast approaching," the Sun notes.

Anderson is 29-19-6 this season with a 2.85 goals-against average and three shutouts.

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