News:Zack Smith has agreed to a contract with the Frederikshavn White Hawks of Denmark's AL-Bank Ligae, the Ottawa Sun reports.
Analysis:Zack Smith will be reunited in the AL-Bank Ligae with Senators teammate Colin Greening, who plays for the Aalborg Pirates. Smith compiled 26 points and 98 penalty minutes for the Senators last season, earning a four-year extension in September.
News:Zack Smith agreed to a four-year extension with the Senators through the 2016-17 NHL season, the team's official website reports.
Analysis:Zack Smith, 24, appeared in 81 games for the Senators last season, setting career highs in goals (14), assists (12) and plus/minus (plus-4). Smith's biggest asset is perhaps his durability. He has never missed a game due to injury with the Senators, suiting up in 152 total contests.
Sens Bench Smith For Sunday's Game Against Florida
News:Zack Smith will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's road game against the Panthers reports the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch.
Analysis: With no points in his last 12 games, this doesn't come as a huge shock. Zack Smith had a great start to the season, but his game has lacked focus recently so a game or two in the press box should do him some good.
News:Zack Smith (upper body) should be good enough to return to Ottawa's lineup for Saturday's game against Anaheim, reports the Ottawa Citizen.
Analysis: He had his bell rung during the second period of Thursday's 4-1 win over San Jose and had to be helped off the ice and did not return. Zack Smith was back at practice on Friday and talked to reporters afterwards and indicated he felt much better and would probably be fine to play Saturday. He's having a very nice season as Ottawa's third line center, with nine goals, 12 assists, and a plus-5 rating through 49 games.
News:Zack Smith scored one of Ottawa's two goals in Tuesday's loss to Montreal.
Analysis:Zack Smith has two goals in the last four games after enduring a stretch of five games where he failed to register a point. Expect Smith to continue establishing himself as one of Ottawa's better young players, albeit with the peaks and valleys in production one can usually expect.
News:Zack Smith scored twice in Monday's 4-2 win over Tampa Bay, his first points in two games.
Analysis:Zack Smith has five goals in the last five games, including a pair of two-goal efforts in the last two weeks. Smith has been producing a solid rate for Ottawa with eight goals and 15 points in 27 games. He has already exceeded last season's career high of four goals and is proving to be a promising player for the Senators.
News:Zack Smith scored two goals, including a very rare power-play goal, in Tuesday's win over the Jets.
Analysis:Zack Smith almost never gets power play time, and was surprised before going onto the ice with the man advantage. "I had to do a double-take there," he said. "That was only my second or third shift (on the power play) this season. But I guess he wanted to change things up."
Ottawa's Smith Scores Loan Goal In Loss Friday Night
News:Zack Smith scored a shorthanded goal Friday night as Ottawa fell to Montreal, 2-1.
Analysis: The goal was his second of the year. Zack Smith was also named the game's second star. He now has two goals and four assists in 14 games.
News:Zack Smith scored two goals, including a shorthanded one, in Ottawa's 4-3 shootout loss to Montreal on Friday night.
Analysis: He'll likely start the season as Ottawa's third line center. Who his linemates will be is still to be determined, but look for the likes of Colin Greening and Erik Condra to be in the mix.
Sens Re-Sign Zack Smith To Two-Year Contract Extension
News: Ottawa re-signed Smith to a two-year, one-way contract extension on Thursday reports the club's web site.
Analysis: Smith is having a great Calder Cup playoff run with Ottawa's AHL affiliate, having notched six goals and 11 assists in 16 games. He should be a lock to make the big club out of training camp in September.
News: The Sentators recalled Smith from AHL Binghamton on Tuesday, according to the team's official website.
Analysis: Smith will help fill in for the injured Jason Spezza (shoulder), so he could be on the roster for the next couple weeks. Smith scored seven goals and handed out five assists in 22 games with Binghamton this season.
News: Ottawa re-assigned Smith to the Binghamton Senators of the AHL on Monday reports the Team 1200's Scott MacArthur.
Analysis: Smith scored a big goal on Saturday night against Montreal, but with Milan Michalek (knee) expected back for Tuesday's game against Atlanta, Smith becomes the odd man out.
News: The Senators recalled Smith on an emergency basis from AHL Binghamton on Saturday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Smith played nine games with the Senators this season, but was sent down Friday. He's back up (at least temporarily) to provide some depth for Saturday's game against Montreal.
News: Smith has been sent down to Ottawa's AHL affiliate in Binghamton reports the Ottawa Citizen's Ken Warren.
Analysis: He hadn't been all that effective since being recalled. Smith should get more minutes down in Bingo and be better for it should Ottawa need him later this season.
News: The Senators recalled Smith from AHL Birmingham on Saturday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Smith's stint in the minors lasted just a couple of days, but even now that he's back with Ottawa, his role is still expected to be minor.
News: Smith has been sent down to Ottawa's AHL affiliate in Binghamton reports the club's official Twitter feed.
Analysis: Smith, like the rest of the Sens, is off to a tough start this season. He's been a healthy scratch for Ottawa's last three games and needs to play in the AHL to get his game back. Expect Smith to be back with the big club sooner rather than later.
News: Sportsnet.ca reports Senators C Jason Spezza, who has been out since Dec. 14 with a knee injury, is expected to play on Saturday against the Bruins. In anticipation of Spezza's return, Ottawa sent Zack Smith back to Binghamton of the AHL.
Analysis: Smith scored twice in eight games with the Senators. He even got some power-play time because he was willing to attack the front of the net. Unfortunately, Smith is still organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy.
News:The Sports Xchange reports C Zack Smith, playing in his sixth game since being recalled as an injury fill-in, scored his second goal on Tuesday against the Blackhawks.
Analysis: As a larger forward who's tougher to move from in front of the net, Smith also saw some power-play time against Chicago. Smith is not a high-end prospect, although he has done well in the minors. Leave Smith alone in Fantasy until further notice.
News: The Senators have assigned D Brian Lee, C Cody Bass and C Zack Smith to Binghamton (AHL).
Analysis: Lee, a former UND star, has potential to be a nice mid-level Fantasy contributor some time down the road, but shouldn't be owned in seasonal leagues right now. Bass and Smith have no Fantasy value.