News:Robin Lehner replaced starter Craig Anderson during the third period of Wednesday's 7-3 Game 4 loss to the Penguins.
Analysis:Robin Lehner allowed one goal on four shots, but will probably remain the backup as the Sens head back to Pittsburgh for a must-win Game 5 on Friday.
News:Robin Lehner came on in relief during the second period of Friday's Game 2 loss to the Penguins.
Analysis: Starter Craig Anderson allowed three goals on 21 shots before being yanked in favor of Robin Lehner, who allowed one goal on 21 shots. There's no word yet on who will start Game 3 on Sunday, as the Sens may be looking for a spark with their backs against the wall in the series.
News:Robin Lehner turned aside 34 of the 36 shots he faced in a win over the Bruins on Sunday.
Analysis:Robin Lehner was excellent in limited action this season, and he helped the Sens climb to the seventh seed with this win. However, Craig Anderson will likely get the nod once the playoffs roll around. Lehner is a great insurance policy, though.
News:Robin Lehner will start Sunday's game against the Bruins.
Analysis:Robin Lehner draws the start Sunday in a game with playoff bearing for both teams. For their part, the Sens need to earn a point Sunday in order to avoid facing the Penguins in the first round of the playoffs.
News:Robin Lehner is expected to start Sunday's regular season finale against the Bruins, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Analysis:Robin Lehner's last start was back on April 11, but it looks like he's in line to start Sunday, on the heels of Craig Anderson starting Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Flyers.
News:Robin Lehner could get a chance to start Sunday's season finale against the Bruins, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Analysis: Craig Anderson will make a seventh consecutive start Saturday, but with the playoffs approaching, the Senators may opt to rest Anderson on Sunday and instead turn to Robin Lehner for the second of back-to-back games.
News:Robin Lehner stopped 24 of 25 shots Thursday against the Flyers to pick up his first win since March 23.
Analysis: It's not as bad as it sounds -- he'd only played in two games since then, losing both in regulation. One of the finest young goalies in the NHL, he's going to be a legit stud once he gets out of Craig Anderson's shadow. Anderson will almost certainly draw the start Friday in the second of back-to-backs.
News:Robin Lehner will get the start in net against the Flyers on Thursday, the Senators' official site reports.
Analysis: The Sens will then take on the Devils on Friday, a game that Craig Anderson will presumably start.
News:Robin Lehner made 26 saves in a 4-2 loss to the Sabres on Friday night.
Analysis: He held his team in the game until late in the third when the Sabres turned up the heat. Craig Anderson will be back starting soon and was on a Hart trophy-like pace before his injury. But Robin Lehner has performed well while Anderson was out and he has earned a shot at decent action going forward. We're just not sure the Sens feel the same way.
News:Robin Lehner will start between the pipes Friday against the Sabres, according to Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News.
Analysis: There was speculation that Craig Anderson would return to net Friday but instead the Senators will go with Robin Lehner. He has not faced the Sabres yet this season and has a 3-2-4 record with a 2.15 GAA on the year.
News: Bombarded with 50 shots on Tuesday, Robin Lehner stopped 47 of them, but it wasn't enough in a 3-2 loss to Boston.
Analysis: There was a ton of action on both ends in this one, as the Sens put 47 shots of their own on Anton Khudobin. Robin Lehner's done nothing but impress every time he's between the pipes for Ottawa.
News:Robin Lehner will start Tuesday's game against the Bruins, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Though he is 1-2-2 against the Bruins in his career, Robin Lehner has compiled a 1.95 GAA and .943 save percentage in that span.
News:Robin Lehner is expected to start in net Tuesday against the Bruins, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Analysis: Ben Bishop has started the last three games for the Sens, but surrendered four goals on 23 shots against the Maple Leafs on Saturday. Tuesday could be Robin Lehner's last start of the season, since he is expected to be sent back to AHL Binghamton soon when Craig Anderson (ankle) returns.
News:Robin Lehner will be sent down once starting goaltender Craig Anderson is healthy, leaving the tandem of Anderson and Ben Bishop on the roster, according to the Ottawa Sun.
Analysis:Robin Lehner has been solid in his eight games with a 2.05 GAA and .940 save percentage. The message: If you're picking a horse in this race, go with Ben Bishop, who is 8-4 in his 12 starts. His numbers aren't as good, but he's been better on the ice and more consistent from a coach's perspective.
News:Robin Lehner made 29 saves Saturday in a 5-3 win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: He was OK, but allowed three goals in about seven-and-a-half minutes in the third period. He got lucky with a couple of post saves, too, but still earned the win.
News:Robin Lehner will start Saturday's game against the Lightning.
Analysis:Robin Lehner will make his second straight start Saturday after stopping 27-of-29 shots in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Bruins.
News:Robin Lehner will start Thursday's game against the Bruins.
Analysis: The 2-0-4 Robin Lehner will get a crack Thursday at a Boston squad that has dropped two straight games, while scoring just twice in the process.
News:Robin Lehner avoided injury after colliding with the Jets' Dustin Byfuglien in Sunday's win, the Associated Press reports. ''I don't remember much,'' Lehner said. ''It was a big body coming at me, and he hit me in the head, but fortunately I felt good after a little while and could finish.''
Analysis:Robin Lehner ended up stopping 25 of 26 shots to notch his second win of the season. Of course, a quote like that makes us still worry if post-concussion symptoms are possible, so keep a look out. Lehner has started three of the last four games for the Senators.
News:Robin Lehner will start Sunday's game against the Jets.
Analysis:Robin Lehner -- who checks in with a 1-0-4 record -- will take aim Sunday at a Winnipeg squad that has won three straight games, while notching 13 goals in that span.
News:Robin Lehner made 42 saves in the Sens' shootout loss to Montreal on Wednesday night.
Analysis: He's now 1-0-4 over his last five starts, logging plenty of extra minutes with four of those contests requiring overtime and/or a shootout to complete. Robin Lehner is making a strong case to hang around and contribute even after Craig Anderson's eventual return from an ankle injury.
News:Robin Lehner is slated to start Wednesday's game against the Canadiens, NHL.com's Arpon Basu reports.
Analysis: It will be the third straight start for Robin Lehner, who has allowed two goals in each of his four starts to date with the Sens, en route to compiling a 1-0-3 record in the process.
News:Robin Lehner made 33 saves on 35 shots but got the loss in a shootout against the Bruins on Monday.
Analysis:Robin Lehner has had an interesting four games this season. He's given up two goals in all four games, picked up three overtime losses, and has a .943 save percentage in three of his starts.
News:Robin Lehner is slated to start Monday's game against the Bruins, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Analysis:Robin Lehner has given up two goals in each of his three starts to date as he splits time with Ben Bishop in the absence of Craig Anderson, who is progressing, but remains without a concrete timetable for a return. Meanwhile, Monday's opponent, the Bruins, are hovering around the top of the Eastern Conference standings (with games in hand) and have scored at least three goals in five straight contests.
News:Robin Lehner turned away 33 of the 35 shots he faced in Friday's 3-2 win over the Rangers, his first win in his last three starts.
Analysis:Robin Lehner had fallen in overtime during his last two starts but he denied a Rangers' team eager to generate scoring chances on Friday. He and Ben Bishop have been more than serviceable while Craig Anderson is on the shelf and both are savvy options for spot starts. Lehner may have the better long-term potential for Ottawa going forward and he has starred for Binghamton (AHL) this season as well.
News:Robin Lehner will start Friday's game against the Rangers.
Analysis: In two starts since his most recent recall, Robin Lehner has dropped a pair of overtime decisions, stopping 77-of-81 shots over those two games.
News:Robin Lehner made 33 saves on 35 shots but still took the loss in a shootout against the Islanders on Sunday.
Analysis:Robin Lehner has played very well in both his games this season, although both have been overtime losses. However, when Craig Anderson returns, Lehner could find himself back in the minors unless the Senators make a move.
News:Robin Lehner will start Sunday against the Islanders, reports Sportsnet's Ian Mendes.
Analysis: In his one lone start this season, Robin Lehner posted a tough overtime loss against the Bruins, stopping 44 of 46 shots. With the Sens' regular starter Craig Anderson still on the shelf with an ankle injury, Lehner will continue to back up Ben Bishop until Anderson is able to return, so expect him to continue to see limited playing time for the foreseeable future.
News:Robin Lehner allowed just two goals on 46 shots in Thursday's overtime loss to the Bruins.
Analysis:Robin Lehner let in the game-winner 3:39 into overtime, but the Sens have to be happy with the way he performed in his season debut. The 21-year-old is Ottawa's goalie of the future, but will likely be returned to AHL Binghamton soon, since Craig Anderson (ankle) skated Thursday morning and appears close to returning.
News:Robin Lehner will start Thursday's game against the Bruins.
Analysis: The Sens have won five straight, but in his first NHL start this season, Robin Lehner will have his hands full Thursday against a Boston squad that has won four in a row, while compiling a 12-2-2 record overall.
News: The Senators have recalled Robin Lehner from AHL Binghamton, the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Analysis: The Sens brought up the 21-year-old goalie immediately after starter Craig Anderson went down with an ankle injury Thursday against the Rangers. Anderson's injury is apparently just a sprain, so Robin Lehner will likely just play the backup role behind Ben Bishop until Anderson returns. Assuming Anderson doesn't miss a substantial amount of time, Lehner shouldn't have much of a fantasy impact this year.
News: The Senators have reassigned Robin Lehner to Binghamton of the AHL.
Analysis:Robin Lehner, who started this season backing up Craig Anderson, has a career high in wins (14), ranks second among AHL goalies in save percentage (.945), and is third in GAA (1.90) in 21 games this season in the AHL.
News: The Senators took both backup goalies in Robin Lehner and Ben Bishop for their season-opening game at Edmonton, the Canadian Press reports.
Analysis: Either Bishop, Robin Lehner or starter Craig Anderson could get the tap on the pads Saturday. Anderson didn't play during the lockout, but Bishop and Lehner did.
News:Robin Lehner was sent down to Binghamton (AHL) on Monday, the Sens' official site reports.
Analysis: Although he struggled against the Panthers on Sunday, it's a bit surprising that he was demoted following one poor start. Nevertheless, it speaks to the notion that the Sens want to get a look at Ben Bishop as they continue to evaluate the state of their goaltending.
News:Robin Lehner gave up four goals on 28 shots Sunday in a loss to Florida, moving his record to 3-2-0 on the season.
Analysis: This is Robin Lehner's first poor start of the season, although to be fair he has only played five games. Still, until Craig Anderson returns, Lehner is likely to continue playing, and he could be worth a gamble.
News:Robin Lehner will get his fourth straight start in nets when he faces the Panthers on Sunday reports the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch. The 20-year-old has been very impressive during his call-up, compiling a 2-1 record with a .960 save percentage and a 1.33 GAA in three starts.
Analysis: With no timetable for Ottawa's No. 1 Craig Anderson (hand laceration) to return from injury, Robin Lehner has stepped up and manned the fort in his absence. Look for Lehner to get a game off soon as Ottawa will likely recall recent acquisition Ben Bishop from the AHL to get a start in the coming week.
News:Robin Lehner will start Friday's game against Chicago, according to Brent Wallace of TSN.
Analysis: Not a real surprise, as Robin Lehner has won back-to-back games, including Tuesday's 1-0 shutout of the Bruins.
News:Robin Lehner turned away all 32 shots he faced in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Bruins.
Analysis: Not bad for someone just called up from Binghamton as he posted his second win in as many starts. With Craig Anderson out and recently acquired Ben Bishop unproven (not that Robin Lehner is), Lehner is earning himself more starts with his strong play. Snatch him up if you need a quick fix for your goaltending situation.
News:Robin Lehner will start in goal for the Sens on Tuesday against Boston, the Bruins' official site reports.
Analysis:Robin Lehner, who started the Sens' 5-2 win over the Isles on Sunday, will get his second start in a row, as opportunity knocks for him, with Craig Anderson out indefinitely.
News:Robin Lehner made his second start of the season Sunday, stopping 28 of the 30 shots he faced in a win over the Islanders.
Analysis:Robin Lehner got called up with Craig Anderson out with an injury, but he isn't out long term, and the Senators also just traded for Ben Bishop, so Lehner might not even see another start this season.
News: GM Bryan Murray says that he expects Robin Lehner to start Tuesday against Boston, TSN.ca's Brent Wallace reports.
Analysis:Robin Lehner, who backstopped the Sens' 5-2 win over the Isles on Sunday, figures to get the start Tuesday, but at some point soon the team figures to give newly acquired Ben Bishop a look between the pipes.
News:Robin Lehner will start for the Senators on Sunday against the Islanders, according to James Gordon of the Ottawa Citizen.
Analysis: With Craig Anderson out with a broken finger the Senators will be searching for stability in net. Whether they end up leaning on the future (Robin Lehner) or the past (Alex Auld) remains to be seen.
News: Ottawa will recall Robin Lehner from its AHL affiliate in Binghamton in time for Friday's practice reports the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch.
Analysis:Robin Lehner has had an up and down season in Binghamton which has included a few minor injuries. Playing behind a very young team in "Bingo", the 20-year-old goaltender has compiled an 8-16-1-1 record with a .905 SV% and a 3.38 GAA. After a standout 2010-11 playoff run to the Calder Cup where he was named the playoff MVP, he'll likely get a few starts in tandem with Ottawa backup Alex Auld before head coach Paul MacLean goes with the better performer. With No. 1 goalie Craig Anderson out for at least 10 days with a laceration to his blocker hand, this is a great opportunity for the rookie to showcase his wares. In keeper fantasy leagues, he's one of the prospect goalies to pay special attention to.
News: Ottawa sent Robin Lehner back to its AHL affiliate in Binghamton reports the team's web site.
Analysis: He'll continue to play in Binghamton for the majority of the year unless injuries hit either Craig Anderson or Alex Auld.
News:Robin Lehner made 23 saves on 25 shots Sunday in a win over Toronto.
Analysis:Robin Lehner may be Ottawa's goalie of the future, but Craig Anderson is their goalie of the present. As such, Lehner might not get many starts this season, and is a spot start at best for the time being.
News:Robin Lehner will start Sunday night against Toronto reports Sportsnet's Ian Mendes.
Analysis: It will be his first NHL start this year and first ever start against the Leafs. In the AHL this year, Robin Lehner sports a 4-2 record with a .927 SV% and a 2.77 GAA.
News: The Senators recalled Robin Lehner from AHL Binghamton on Saturday, according to the team's official Twitter page.
Analysis:Robin Lehner was recalled on an emergency basis with backup goalie Alex Auld out Saturday with an undisclosed injury. He will backup Craig Anderson in Saturday afternoon's game against the Rangers.
News: Lehner made 34 saves Tuesday night as Binghamton downed Houston 3-2 to take home the 2011 Calder Cup in six games.
Analysis: The 19-year-old Swede was also named the MVP of the Calder Cup playoffs, finishing with a 14-4 record, 2.10 GAA, and a .939 SV%. Lehner is only the fourth teenaged goalie to win the Calder Cup MVP, the others being Carey Price (2007), Patrick Roy (1985), and Gordie Bell (1943). His game still needs refinement, but this Calder Cup playoff run has certainly accelerated his development. Look for Lehner to spend the 2011-12 season manning the pipes full time in Binghamton unless Ottawa's management has a change of heart and believes he can be Craig Anderson's backup next season.
News: Lehner stopped 41 of 43 shots Saturday night as Binghamton downed Houston 4-2 to take a 3-2 series lead in the AHL Finals.
Analysis: He's stopped 156 of 163 shots through the first five games of the 2011 AHL Finals and is a leading candidate to win the playoff MVP should Binghamton take home the Calder Cup. Game 6 goes Tuesday in Houston. He's still only 19 years of age, but this run has gone a long way in preparing him both physically and mentally to handle the rigors of the NHL. With that said, Lehner will likely be in the AHL full time next season as Bingo's starter.
Sens Prospect Lehner Helps Even Up Calder Cup Finals
News: Lehner stopped 28 of 29 shots Saturday night as Binghamton downed Houston 2-1 in overtime to even the Calder Cup Finals at a game apiece.
Analysis: The 19-year-old is having a fantastic run in the 2011 AHL playoffs. Lehner sports an 11-3 record with a .935 SV% and a 2.27 GAA. Game 3 is Wednesday night in Binghamton.
Sens Prospect Lehner Continues To Shine In AHL Playoffs
News: Lehner stopped 42 of 45 shots Wednesday night to help the B-Sens to a 4-3 overtime victory over the Charlotte Checkers and a birth in the Calder Cup Finals.
Analysis: Lehner now sports a 10-2 record to go along with a .932 SV% and a 2.41 GAA in the 2011 AHL Playoffs. Binghamton's playoff run can only help the 19-year-old's development, but he is still a year or two away from cracking the big club for good. Ottawa's management has made it known that they want him to develop in the AHL and do not want to rush him.
News: Lehner stopped 43 of 46 shots Thursday night as Binghamton downed Portland 5-3 to take a 2-0 series lead in the second round matchup of the AHL playoffs.
Analysis: The 19-year-old rookie now sports a 5-0 record and a sparkling .926 SV% in the 2010-11 Calder Cup (AHL) playoffs. While Lehner's season didn't go exactly as planned from a development standpoint, he weathered the storm and has become one of the leading reasons why Ottawa's AHL farm team is finding success in the post-season. Case in point: after being down 3-1 in their first round series against Manchester, Lehner took over for Barry Brust in nets to start Game 5 and then won three straight overtime games to get the B-Sens to the second round. In Game 6 of that same series, Lehner stopped 51 of 52 shots, including a penalty shot in the second overtime of the game, before eventually winning the game 2-1 to even the series at three games apiece. He still needs a year or two of seasoning in the AHL before he becomes a bonafide NHL goalie, but his early success in these AHL playoffs is an excellent sign of his potential.
News: Lehner will most likely be returned to the AHL after the Senators claimed Curtis McElhinney off waivers to be their backup goalie.
Analysis: The move will allow the 19-year-old Lehner to get his reps in as the B-Sens' full-time starter. Pascal Leclaire is down there as well, but don't be surprised if he almost never plays.
News: As soon as Pascal Leclaire is healthy enough to return to Ottawa, Lehner will be returned to Binghamton for the remainder of the season, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis: The Sens made a big trade this weekend, but in terms of PT, it was simply a swap of Craig Anderson for Brian Elliott. With Leclaire close to game ready again, Lehner will be better served working on his game in the minors. Of course, the Sens are ready to unload everything but the kitchen sink, so the trade deadline could still cause a change in plans.
News: Lehner yielded four goals on 33 shots to the Bruins on Friday evening, suffering his fourth loss of the season as a result.
Analysis: It wasn't the best start for Lehner, but in all fairness, he is a raw prospect and the matchup against the B's was one of the toughest he's had, so far. The Senators' recent acquisition of goalie Craig Anderson could help Lehner be ticketed back to the AHL, where he can polish his game.
News: Lehner will get the start Friday night at home against Boston reports the Team 1200's Scott MacArthur.
Analysis: He'll face a tough task Friday night against a vastly superior Boston squad. With Friday's acquisition of goalie Craig Anderson from Colorado and Pascal Leclaire getting healthier by the day, expect Lehner to end the season down in the AHL as the B-Sens are looking to secure an AHL playoff spot. Lehner will likely start the 2011-12 season as the big club's backup though.
News: Lehner has been recalled by the Sens, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: It's only a matter of time before he's getting the majority of the starts in goal for Ottawa, but we'd recommend tempering the expectations for him given the team's position as clear-cut sellers during the final quarter of the regular season.
News: Ottawa reassigned Lehner to Binghamton of the AHL reports the club's web site.
Analysis: With the B-Sens currently holding down a playoff position, the big club is going to do all it can to see that its young farm team has a legitimate chance at the AHL playoffs. Lehner will likely get the start Sunday afternoon against the Adirondack Phantoms. Look for the young Swede to be re-called for Tuesday's game against the Islanders.
News: Lehner will get the start between the pipes against the Flames on Wednesday night reports Sportsnet's Ian Mendes.
Analysis: Lehner stopped 23 of 24 shots in his last appearance which was against the Islanders. The 19-year-old rookie will be getting a lot of development time in the coming weeks as it appears that he'll be starting every second Ottawa game, with Brian Elliott taking the other start.
News: Lehner will start in goal for the Senators Wednesday against the Flames, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: The start will be Lehner's fourth of the season and third of the month, the last two of which resulted in Ottawa losses.
News: Lehner was pressed into action in relief after one period Saturday and almost incited an on-ice riot when he elbowed an unsuspecting Kevin Poulin, the Islanders' goalie, as they skated past each other at the end of the second period.
Analysis: Lehner was all fired up after a couple Isles tried to manhandle Milan Michalek late in the second and he thought Poulin tossed him some lip about it. The resulting penalty for Lehner ended up with a puck in the net behind him; it ended up as the game-winner. Otherwise, he was impressive -- he stopped 23 of 24 shots during his time on the blue ice. We like his fire; the Sens need some and he has enough talent to quickly become their goalie of the future.
News: Lehner will get his third straight start in goal for the Senators when they take on the Islanders on Long Island on Saturday night reports the club's Twitter feed.
Analysis: Lehner gave up four goals in his last start against Detroit, but to be honest he never had much of a chance on any of them. Bad giveaways and failing to clear pucks by Ottawa's defensemen were the order of the day. The Ottawa fans even booed coach Cory Clouston's decision to pull Lehner after the fourth goal. This seems more and more like Lehner's getting his development time in this year as he'll likely be up in the NHL for good next season, at least as the backup.
Sens' Lehner To Get Second Straight Start Wednesday
News: Lehner will be back in the nets for a second night in a row as Ottawa faces off against Detroit on Wednesday.
Analysis: The 19-year-old netminder looked like a veteran Tuesday night as he stopped 31 of 33 shots in a 2-1 loss to New Jersey. Wednesday's start against one of the best teams in the league will be an excellent test for Lehner as Ottawa's management continues to evaluate some of their prospects so they know what they have going into next season.
News: Lehner turned away 31 of 33 shots in Tuesday's loss to New Jersey.
Analysis: Lehner has started just two games this season, but played well enough to keep Ottawa in the game Tuesday. The game-winning goal was a bizarre deflection he never saw, but he received little offensive support from the offensively challenged Senators.
Ottawa's Lehner To Start Against New Jersey Tuesday
News: Lehner will start in goal for the Senators as they take on the Devils in New Jersey on Tuesday night reports Sportsnet's Ian Mendes.
Analysis: This will be the 19-year-old rookie's second career NHL start and he'll get to face off against one of his idols, Martin Brodeur. Look for Ottawa to give Lehner a few starts up at the NHL level over the coming months, but he'll do most of his work for Binghamton as the Baby Sens are currently in an AHL playoff position.
News: The Senators have recalled Lehner from Binghamton of the AHL reports the Ottawa Citizen's Ken Warren.
Analysis: In his last start with Binghamton on Saturday, Lehner stopped 43 of 44 shots to defeat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2-1. He'll likely back up Brian Elliott for Tuesday's game against the Devils.
News: Ottawa re-assigned Lehner to Binghamton of the AHL on Saturday reports the club's web site.
Analysis: He'll start Saturday night against the Manchester Monarchs and will likely be called up afterwards to serve as Brian Elliott's backup Sunday afternoon against Washington.
News: Lehner picked up the win in his first career start Thursday against the Islanders, stopping 24 of 28.
Analysis: He wasn't exactly spectacular; after going into the third period up 6-2, Lehner gave up a couple of third-period goals to let the Isles back in the game before holding on the rest of the way. Lehner is VERY young at 19 and really, despite his talent, shouldn't be in the NHL yet. It's very difficult to rely on a goalie of his age in fantasy, but he's great to own in keeper or dynasty leagues.
News: Lehner will get his first career NHL start Thursday night against the Islanders reports the club's web site.
Analysis: In a first for head coach Cory Clouston, he's named his starting goalie the day before a game. With Ottawa having virtually no chance at the postseason, it appears as if management wants to evaluate some of its younger players and Lehner is high on that list. He's a big goalie (6-foot-4 and 225 pounds) but has great lateral movement and quick reflexes. His father was Henrik Lundqvist's goalie coach when he played in Sweden so Lehner has a good pedigree. Keep an eye out on the 19-year-old as he could make a good keeper pick in fantasy leagues that have that option.
News: Lehner will start against the Islanders on Thursday, OttawaSenators.com reports.
Analysis: Lehner figures to have a good amount of upside for the future, but it's difficult to know how he might do in his first NHL start. He has stopped all 10 of the NHL shots he has seen to this point, for what it's worth. Facing an Islanders offense that ranks third-worst in the league with an average of 2.3 goals per game is a favorable matchup for Lehner.
News: Lehner has been recalled from Ottawa's AHL affiliate in Binghamton reports the Score's Daniel Slater.
Analysis: The 19-year-old Swede has won his past four AHL starts, including a 5-2 win on Tuesday night. Don't be surprised to see him get the start Thursday against the Islanders. The big goalie is a great pick in keeper leagues as he'll likely be eased into the No. 1 position during the 2011-2012 season.
News: The Senators have re-assigned Lehner to AHL Binghamton, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Lehner had been recalled on an emergency basis by the Sens for the second time this season Jan. 7 to replace Pascal Leclaire.
News: Lehner has been recalled from the AHL to serve as Brian Elliott's backup for Friday night's game against the Blackhawks reports the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch.
Analysis: Lehner is just back from the recently completed U20 World Junior Championship in Buffalo where he was Sweden's No. 1 goalie. The 19-year-old has a lot of confidence and could become an NHL regular as soon as next season.
News: Lehner was sent down to Binghamton on Monday, the Sens' official site reports.
Analysis: The young netminder will get to work regularly there after making just two relief appearances with Ottawa. He's the future between the pipes in Ottawa, but Pascal Leclaire is healthy enough to back up Brian Elliott again so Lehner was deemed expendable.
News: Lehner, the 19-year-old rookie goaltender, could get a start this weekend as head coach Cory Clouston hasn't ruled it out reports the Ottawa Sun.
Analysis: He's seen action in two games as Brian Elliott's backup and hasn't surrendered a goal in 34 minutes of work. Ottawa's next game is Friday night against the Sabres and an announcement won't be made as to who's starting in nets for the Sens until after Friday's practice. The big Swede is a great keeper pickup, but likely needs more seasoning in the AHL before he becomes a bonafide NHL goalie. Only time will tell.
News: Lehner is going to be called up by Ottawa after he plays against the Hershey Bears on Friday night reports the Ottawa Citizen's Allen Panzeri via Twitter.
Analysis: Lehner is going to back up Brian Elliott in Ottawa while Pascal Leclaire (groin) is out. Lehner may or may not see action depending on both how well Elliott plays and how long Leclaire is sidelined.
News: Lehner was one of the final cuts from Ottawa's training camp on Saturday evening and will start his first full season of pro hockey in the AHL.
Analysis: The 19-year-old Swede was easily Ottawa's best goalie in training camp, but he needs a little seasoning in the AHL, playing big minutes and being the No. 1 until he's ready for the big club. That being said, Lehner could see some games with Ottawa if one of Pascal Leclaire or Brian Elliott gets injured. Keep Lehner on your radar as he'd be a fantastic keeper pick for deep fantasy leagues.
News: Lehner stopped all 24 shots he faced as Ottawa dumped Toronto 5-0 in preseason action on Tuesday night.
Analysis: The 19-year-old Swede played the entire 60 minutes and looked very strong through most of the game, especially in the second period when Toronto had three 5-on-3 power plays. Keep an eye on this kid as he should be Binghamton's starter in the AHL this year with an eye towards cracking the big club in 2011-12. He's big, fast, and does not lack for confidence.
News: The Senators have signed G Robin Lehner to a three-year entry-level contract.
Analysis: Lehner, 18, was the Senators second of two second-round picks (46th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. A native of Goteborg, Sweden, Lehner ranked eighth among OHL goaltenders this season, recording a 2.80 goals-against-average, .918 save percentage, five shutouts and a 27-12-0-3 record in 47 games. Lehner has some low-end value in long-term keeper leagues, but is likely at least a couple of years away from battling for a spot in Ottawa.