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41 Craig Anderson G
Height/Weight: 6-2/180 | Birthdate: 5/21/1981 | Birthplace: Park Ridge, IL, USA | Team: Ottawa Senators | College: None | NHL Experience: 11 | Salary: $3,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 60/22 | Average Draft Position: 145.62
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3/29/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Sharp In Loss

News: Craig Anderson turned aside 33 of 36 shots in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Panthers.
Analysis: Making his second start in as many days after returning from a hand injury, Craig Anderson was dealt his third straight loss. With Anderson receiving the nod in both games of the back-to-back set, it's possible Andrew Hammond is still dealing with the lower-body injury that forced him out of both Thursday's game and Friday's practice. Once Hammond returns to full health though, Anderson could be relegated to backup duties.

3/29/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens Stick With Anderson On Sunday

News: Craig Anderson will start Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Analysis: Craig Anderson, who made 27 saves in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to Toronto, will thus make his second straight start for the Sens, with Brent Wallace of TSN relaying that Andrew Hammond is in line to serve as the Sens' backup goalie on Sunday, with Chris Driedger having been assigned to AHL Binghamton.

3/28/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson: 27 Saves In OT Loss

News: Craig Anderson made 27 saves Saturday in a 4-3 overtime loss to Toronto.
Analysis: It was his first start after his return from a hand injury. The Sens got a single point, but expect Andrew Hammond back in there next outing. The team just seems inspired by his play.

3/28/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Returns To Action Saturday

News: Craig Anderson (hand) will receive the start in goal for Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Analysis: Craig Anderson's return to the crease comes at convenient time, as the Senators will be without emerging star goalie Andrew Hammond on Saturday after he suffered a lower-body injury in his last start. While hand issues have dogged Anderson since about late January, he seems to be feeling strong again after taking the last week and a half off to recuperate. Anderson was able to turn in a full practice Friday and didn't appear limited during the Sens' morning skate Saturday, giving coach Dave Cameron confidence in turning the net over to the goalie. Despite the lay off, Anderson will make for a respectable starting option in just about any fantasy format Saturday, as the wilting Leafs have struggled to generate offense over the last few months.

3/27/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson (Hand) Traveling With Team

News: Craig Anderson (hand) will travel to Toronto for Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Analysis: With Andrew Hammond (lower body) suddenly banged up, Craig Anderson's potential return becomes a hot topic. It sounds like Anderson could be available Saturday, as he was able to face shots during Friday's practice, with the goalie calling himself "really close" to playing again. However, given how many issues Anderson's hand has presented for him since late January, it's possible the Senators could choose to have him sit out another game as a precaution. If neither Hammond nor Anderson is ready for Saturday, Chris Driedger -- who was called up by the Senators on an emergency basis due to Anderson's injury -- would likely get the start. Ottawa also has a game against the Panthers on Sunday, creating another possible target date for Anderson's return.

3/23/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Nearing Return

News: Craig Anderson (hand) could be ready to re-enter the Sens' goaltending mix as soon as this weekend, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 reports.
Analysis: Craig Anderson was ruled out for at least one week on last Tuesday after aggravating the hand injury that sidelined him in January, but general manager Bryan Murray indicated that he could return over the weekend. With the success of Andrew Hammond -- who has yet to lose in regulation in 14 starts -- Anderson would likely be relegated to a backup role for the stretch run of the season when he does come back.

3/17/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens Ruling Out Anderson For At Least A Week

News: Ottawa GM Bryan Murray said Tuesday that Craig Anderson will miss at least one week after aggravating the hand injury he first sustained Jan. 21, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Analysis: The Senators have ruled out surgery as an option for the goalie, who is more specifically dealing with a deep bone bruise that flared up again after just two appearances since his return from IR. Murray said that Craig Anderson will undergo another MRI just to determine that the injury isn't something more severe, but as a preventative measure against another setback, the goalie won't practice until he's 100 percent healthy. It's probably safe to assume that Anderson will be held out for beyond the week, and with Robin Lehner still slow to progress from a concussion, the Senators will pin their hopes of reaching the playoffs on Andrew Hammond, who has rolled to 10 wins in 11 starts since joining the team.

3/17/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Aggravates Hand Injury

News: Craig Anderson aggravated the hand injury that sidelined him from late January to early March, prompting the Senators to recall Chris Driedger on an emergency basis from ECHL Evansville.
Analysis: Craig Anderson returned from a six-week absence March 8, but he's only made two starts since that time, as the Senators continue to ride a red-hot Andrew Hammond in a last-ditch attempt to grab a wild-card spot. Even if the injury aggravation is minor, Anderson will probably need Hammond to slip up in order to regain his status as the team's top goaltender.

3/10/2015

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Craig Anderson

Anderson Allows Three As Sens Lose

News: Craig Anderson gave up three goals on 22 shots Tuesday in a loss to the Bruins.
Analysis: He's now given up seven goals in two games since returning to action -- for comparison, Andrew Hammond has allowed a total of seven goals in his last six starts. It's not that Craig Anderson's necessarily been bad, but the degree of Hammond's success while he was out in combination with so-so results upon his return could mean that Anderson takes a back seat to the rookie in the near future.

3/9/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Makes 42 Saves In Return

News: Craig Anderson made his first start since Jan.21 Sunday, stopping 42 of 46 shots in a shootout win over Calgary.
Analysis: A wild return for Craig Anderson, who was holding onto a 4-0 lead, before allowing four third-period goals to the Flames. He's now 14-11-7 on the season with a .926 save percentage and 2.42 GAA. While Andrew Hammond is 7-0-1 in his last eight games, it's unclear which goalie will get the majority of starts down the stretch. Once Hammond cools down, Anderson will likely resume his position as the team's starting goaltender.

3/9/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens Turn To Anderson On Tuesday

News: Craig Anderson is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Bruins, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Analysis: Ottawa will stick with Craig Anderson, who backstopped Sunday's 5-4 shootout win over the Flames, in a game that carries playoff implications for the Sens, who are currently five points behind the Bruins (with a game in hand) for the final wild card slot in the Eastern Conference.

3/8/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Starts Sunday

News: Craig Anderson will start in goal Sunday against the Flames, Brent Wallace of TSN reports.
Analysis: Craig Anderson will receive the start Sunday, his first since Jan. 21 due to a hand injury. He will look to continue the success he had prior to the issue, compiling a 2.37 save percentage and .927 save percentage on the season with a 13-11-7 record.

3/6/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Continuing Backup Duties

News: Craig Anderson (hand) will serve as the backup to Andrew Hammond for Friday's game against the Jets, Dean Brown of TSN 1200 reports.
Analysis: Craig Anderson was activated from injured reserve earlier this week, but it doesn't sound like the Senators are comfortable throwing him back into the net for a start quite yet. Fortunately, the sensational play of fill-in goalie Andrew Hammond has allowed the Senators to stay competitive during Anderson's absence, lessening the need of the team to rush their No. 1 netminder back from IR. Anderson probably isn't quite at full strength following the bout with the hand injury, but he's healthy enough to give the team another option in goal. Once Hammond falls back to earth a bit, Anderson should get his opportunity to reclaim the regular starting gig for good.

3/4/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Not Quite Ready

News: With Craig Anderson (hand) not feeling comfortable enough to play yet, per the Sens' official site, Andrew Hammond will start Wednesday's game against the Jets.
Analysis: Craig Anderson had been slated to start the contest, but evidently he's not quite ready to return after all, and thus slots in the day-to-day category in advance of Friday's game against the Sabres.

3/1/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Off IR

News: The Senators activated Craig Anderson (hand) from IR on Sunday.
Analysis: Per the report, Craig Anderson is on track to serve in a backup role Tuesday against the Wild, with Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen indicating that the veteran goalie is slated to start Wednesday's game against the Jets.

3/1/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Still Not Ready To Play

News: Craig Anderson (hand) will not be available for Saturday's game against the Sharks, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Analysis: Craig Anderson seemed to be trending toward a return by facing a number of shots during practices the last few days, but there's still no clear timetable for when he might be able to play. While the lack of clarity regarding Anderson's return date is undoubtedly an annoyance for fantasy owners, the Senators have done just fine without him. In the absence of Anderson and No. 2 goalie Robin Lehner (concussion), the Senators have stumbled into a hot goalie in Andrew Hammond, who has won four straight starts while posting a 0.75 GAA.

2/24/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Able To Practice

News: Craig Anderson (hand) was able to make it through practice Tuesday, though it doesn't appear that he's close to returning, the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Analysis: Andrew Hammond has already been confirmed as the starter for Wednesday against the Ducks. "He finished another practice, so that's real good," coach Dave Cameron said. "That's two in a row. He's seeing lots of shots. To me, that's all good. But nobody has told me he's going to back up."

2/23/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Progressing

News: Craig Anderson, who indicated that he is dealing with a "deep" bone bruise" on his hand, is slated to travel with the Sens on the team's five-game road trip, which opens up Wednesday against the Ducks, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 reports.
Analysis: Per the report, Craig Anderson is not a lock to play on the team's upcoming road trip, but his participation in practice on Monday does represent progress toward a return to game action.

2/20/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Facing Uncertain Return Date

News: General manager Bryan Murray reiterated Friday that he isn't certain when Craig Anderson (hand) might be ready to return from injured reserve, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Analysis: Craig Anderson has already missed about a month due to a deep contusion on his hand, far longer than the team initially anticipated. While a bruise isn't an overly serious injury, it's provided complications for Anderson in maneuvering a stick with his blocker hand. He's been able to practice off and on for the last couple of weeks, but until he notices more healing with the injured hand, the Senators don't want to risk using him in games. With Anderson and Robin Lehner (concussion) both out indefinitely, Andrew Hammond has since assumed the No. 1 goalie gig for the Senators.

2/17/2015

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Craig Anderson

Suns' Anderson May Not Be Close To Return

News: Senators coach Dave Cameron said Monday that, so far as he knows, Craig Anderson (hand) is not close to making a return, the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch reports.
Analysis: There have been hints at some kind of setback with Craig Anderson's hand, but the Senators haven't provided anything definitive on that front. With Robin Lehner (undisclosed) now bothered by an injury of his own, Andrew Hammond may get the start Wednesday against Montreal.

2/11/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Not Ready To Play

News: Craig Anderson (hand) will not be activated from injured reserve ahead of Tuesday's game against the Sabres, TSN's Steve Lloyd reports.
Analysis: Over the past weekend, coach Dave Cameron left the door open for Craig Anderson possibly returning to action Tuesday as the back up to Robin Lehner, but those plans were quashed when the injured goalie failed to practice Monday. It doesn't sound like Anderson is dealing with any significant setback in his recovery, but he'll likely need to get in another practice or two before the team feels comfortable activating him.

2/7/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Could Serve As Backup Tuesday

News: Senators coach Dave Cameron said Saturday that he "wouldn't rule out" Craig Anderson (hand) backing up Robin Lehner in Buffalo on Tuesday, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Analysis: Craig Anderson faced shots during Friday's practice but was ultimately deemed unavailable to serve in a backup capacity Saturday against the Blue Jackets. It sounds like Anderson could return to the ice Tuesday, though Cameron's comments effectively lock Lehner in for his sixth straight start.

2/7/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Won't Return Saturday

News: Craig Anderson (hand) will not return to action Saturday against the Blue Jackets, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Analysis: Coach Dave Cameron had already confirmed Robin Lehner as the Saturday starter following Friday's practice, but there was an outside chance for Craig Anderson to be available in a backup capacity. However, after he was absent from Saturday's morning skate, it looks like his activation from injured reserve will have to wait another couple days. His next chance to return will come Tuesday against the Sabres.

2/6/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson (Hand) Taking Shots At Practice

News: Craig Anderson (hand) faced shots at Friday's practice, Slyvain St-Laurent of RDS reports.
Analysis: Craig Anderson is considered day-to-day, and he hasn't been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets. The Senators may have an update on Anderson's status following Friday's practice.

2/4/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens Listing Anderson As Day-To-Day

News: Craig Anderson won't be available for Thursday's game against the Capitals, but the Senators are considering him day-to-day, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Analysis: Craig Anderson tested out his hand on the ice Wednesday morning, facing a few shots during the session. Since it appears he's still feeling a bit limited by the injury, the Senators will continue to stash him on IR for a little longer, but there is some optimism he might be available over the weekend.