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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%: 57/17 | Average Draft Position: 145.62
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4/26/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Allows Just One In Loss

News: Craig Anderson stopped 18 of 19 shots Sunday but was on the wrong end of the series-ending Game 6 loss.
Analysis: Craig Anderson did all he could to keep the Sens' season alive after receiving the starting nod since Game 3 as he allowed just four total goals in those four games, but the offense in front of him couldn't provide any support Sunday. The 33-year-old finished the season at 14-13-8 with a 2.49 GAA and .923, but it remains to be seen how the club will approach their goaltending next season between Anderson and the soon-to-be restricted free agent Andrew Hammond.

4/26/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens Turn To Anderson for Game 6

News: Craig Anderson will start between the pipes for Sunday's Game 6 matchup with the Canadiens, the Ottawa Sun reports.
Analysis: Craig Anderson has been spectacular in net for the Senators over the last three contests, posting save percentages above .950 in each of the contests. The Senators will ride the hot hand in net into Game 6 as they look to force a Game 7.

4/25/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Will Start Friday

News: Craig Anderson will be between the pipes for Friday's Game 5 against the Canadiens, TSN 1200's Gord Wilson reports.
Analysis: It's hardly a surprise, as Craig Anderson was phenomenal in Game 4, turning away all of the 28 shots he faced en route to a shutout. He'll likely need to turn in a similar performance on Friday in order to give the Senators a chance to gain some ground in their series with the Habs, in which they currently trail three games to one.

4/24/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Makes 45 Saves In Game 5 Win

News: Craig Anderson was sensational Friday, shopping 45 of 46 shots in a Game 5 win over Montreal.
Analysis: Craig Anderson has been unstoppable since starting Game 3, turning away 120 of 123 shots to help the Senators claw their way back into the series. Now trailing the Canadiens 3-2 in the first round, Anderson will need to come up big once again in Game 6 on Sunday if Ottawa hopes to see another day. With Anderson's gushing confidence and spectacular play, it's possible Ottawa could complete a reverse sweep. It was Andrew Hammond's net before, but it's Anderson's goal crease now.

4/23/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Shuts Out Habs In Game 4

News: Craig Anderson stopped all 28 of the shots he faced in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Canadiens.
Analysis: Craig Anderson was perfect in net Wednesday, and his team needed every save to avoid being swept by the Habs. There's no word yet, but it's probably safe to assume that Anderson has earned the crease again to start Game 5 in Montreal.

4/22/2015

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Craig Anderson

Anderson Confirmed To Start For Sens In Game 4

News: Coach Dave Cameron confirmed Craig Anderson would be in net for Wednesday's Game 4 against the Canadiens.
Analysis: This much was expected after Craig Anderson was in the starter's crease during the team's morning skate. With the Senators staring at a 3-0 series deficit, it appears we've seen the last of Andrew Hammond during the postseason. If the Sens are able to escape with a win in Game 4, Cameron would more than likely be inclined to stick with Anderson the rest of the way.

4/22/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson On Track To Start Game 4

News: Craig Anderson is on track to start Wednesday's Game 4 against the Canadiens, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Analysis: Craig Anderson was in the starter's crease at the Sens' morning skate, a likely indicator that he'll be in the pipes for the second straight game over Andrew Hammond. Though he wasn't able to come away with the victory in Game 3, Anderson was superb, stopping 47 of 49 shots in the overtime loss. With the Sens facing a 3-0 series deficit, Anderson will probably need to come up huge Wednesday to have a chance at keeping the team alive in the postseason.

4/21/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Could Start Game 4

News: The Sens have yet to confirm a starter in goal (between Craig Anderson and Andrew Hammond) for Wednesday's Game 4 against the Canadiens, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Analysis: We suspect that Craig Anderson's strong effort in Game 3 will earn him another start, but Scanlan relays that coach Dave Cameron wants to make sure that Anderson is 100 percent physically (following his first appearance since March 29) before announcing the team's Game 4 starter in goal.

4/19/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Stops 47 Shots In Game 3 Loss

News: Craig Anderson was outstanding in Sunday's Game 3 overtime loss to Montreal, stopping 47 of 49 shots.
Analysis: Although it was Craig Anderson's first appearance since Mar. 29, he didn't show any rust and was named third star of the game. While it's recently been Andrew Hammond's crease, it appears the Senators are now going with the more experienced Anderson. Although the 33-year-old hasn't won a game since Mar.8, he owns a .928 career playoff save percentage and will need to be lights out if the Senators hope to claw back from this 3-0 series deficit.

4/19/2015

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Craig Anderson

Sens' Anderson Starts Game 3 Sunday

News: Craig Anderson will receive the start in net for Sunday's Game 3 matchup with the Canadiens, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Analysis: Craig Anderson served as the backup behind Andrew Hammond for the first two contests of the series, but both resulted in losses. He'll get his chance to turn the series around Sunday, getting the start in front of the home crowd in Ottawa.

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.