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Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson is an absolute freak, and there really is no other way to describe it. Not even two months ago, Karlsson’s Achilles’ tendon was sliced by the skate of Penguins forward Matt Cooke. Karlsson has returned to the ice where he was seen with Ottawa skating coach Mark Power at the Sens’ practice complex Monday. That’s obviously pretty insane, but Karlsson has his eyes set on something bigger. He’s going to try to return this season. “He’s a pretty optimistic guy and that’s a big help when you’re going through something like this,” Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson said, according o the Ottawa Sun. “He doesn’t get down. He’s worked really hard. I’ve been impressed with his dedication. If somebody tells you the season is probably over, it would have been easy to just accept that, to say ‘OK, it’s over, I don’t have to do much.’ But he’s really pushed himself, and at least he’s giving himself a chance to come back.” Senators goalie Craig Anderso

Will Erik Karlsson return this season

Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun:People were stunned that the Senators would use a first-round pick to draft a 150-lb. defenceman from Sweden in the first place, never mind that, two years later and only a few meatballs heavier, the same kid would score 45 points in his rookie NHL season. Nobody dreamed that, the very next October, at the tender age of 21, he would begin a march to...

Karlsson Skating, Could He Return Soon?

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun, People were stunned that the Senators would use a first-round pick to draft a 150-lb. defenceman from Sweden in the first place, never mind that, two years later and only a few meatballs heavier, the same kid would score 45 points in his rookie NHL season. Nobody dreamed that, the very next October, at the tender age of 21, he would begin...

Senators Recall Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Put Him on the NHL Map

In somewhat of an eyebrow raising move, the Ottawa Senators recalled Jean-Gabriel Pageau from the Binghamton Senators this afternoon. It's unexpected in the sense that Milan Michalek's skating again with the team and many have speculated that he could make a return as soon as tomorrow night in Philadelphia. Pageau's presence gives the roster 14 forwards, 15 if you...

Tuesday News & Notes -- Erik Karlsson Skates Again

Now’s not the time to pani…. OH MY GOD THE SENATORS HAVE LOST FOUR GAMES IN A ROW!!!! Of course the ensuing outpouring of sensationalistic drivel that flows naturally in any hockey mad city. Sports radio exploits it and in many cases, encourages it. blogs, forums, and Twitter thrive on the discussion and dialogue. Everyone either wants to know what’s wrong with the...

Senators Need A Win

from Ian Mendes of Sportsnet, With five consecutive losses in a row — all in regulation time — the Ottawa Senators players can feel the pressure mounting in the Eastern Conference playoff race. “It’s frustrating. When you get frustrated, you grip your stick tighter or whatever. We have to get our swagger back, if that’s what you want to call it,” said forward...

Paul MacLean Should Win Jack Adams Award If Senators Make Playoffs (Video)

There is still 2 1/2 weeks left in the NHL season, but it’s never too early to start talking about awards. The Instigators talked about the Jack Adams Award and the Calder Memorial Trophy on this week’s “Two Minutes for Instigating.” Barry Pederson thinks that Paul MacLean should win the Jack Adams if the Senators make the playoffs. If Ottawa misses the cut, Pederson thinks...

Cory Conacher faces old team in Tampa return

TAMPA, Fla. Cory Conacher unlaced his skates, and he spoke with mixed emotions. More than seven hours before puck drop, he prepared for another game at Tampa Bay Times Forum in an unfamiliar, cramped visitors dressing room. His black undershirt, stained with sweat, read, PROPERTY OF SENATORS. Ruffled Ottawa Senators jerseys were tossed into a large black hamper near the center...

Travis Yost: Sometimes, The Best Solution is Time

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- Since taking over the Ottawa Senators a year and change ago, I've only seen Paul MacLean visibly frustrated twice: the first after an incident with official Dan O'Rourke, the second after last night's loss to Tampa Bay. Ottawa's head coach has said regularly to the media how useless of an emotion frustration is, so it...

Senators-Flyers Preview

The Ottawa Senators are in the midst of a freefall that has seen them lose their once-solid grip on a playoff spot. Now they'll continue their road trip in a place that has not been kind to them. The Senators look to snap their five-game losing streak when they take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday. Following a home loss to Toronto, Ottawa has dropped the first four games...

Senators-Lightning Preview

Cory Conacher is excited to face his former team so quickly after being dealt - especially with his new club desperately needing a victory. Conacher and the Ottawa Senators continue their seven-game road trip Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning trying to avoid a season-worst fifth consecutive defeat. Dealing with injuries that have deprived the Senators of their top offensive...

Travis Yost: A Certain Swedish Defenseman is Already Back Skating

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- Expect the unexpected? Ottawa's in the middle of a four-game losing streak, and naturally, the team is wildly eying potential internal reinforcements to stop the bleeding. The team got back starting goaltender Craig Anderson against Florida on Sunday; winger Milan Michalek is extremely close to returning from a knee scope, and it...

Top Defenceman

Nearing the end of February I picked Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins as the Norris Trophy leader.  He took over from Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators who suffered an Achilles injury.  Letang too has fallen to injury.  He hasn't played in slightly over a week.  That leaves us in a situation where there isn't a clear front-runner for the Norris Trophy, yet somebody...
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