Found February 16, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
The Maple Leafs and Senators have more in common than residing in the province of Ontario, playing in the same division and their intense rivalry as they face each other for the first time at the Air Canada Center tonight. Both clubs have been fallen victim to a rather virulent strain of the injury bug. The Sens were already without Jared Cowan, Guillaume Latendresse, Peter Regin and 2011-12 l...

Ottawa Senators shopping for help under duress

Now that Erik Karlsson has suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon injury and joined Jason Spezza on the sideline, the Ottawa Senators appear doomed.How can a team overcome the loss of the NHL’s top puck-rushing defenseman after losing its No. 1 center to a long-term injury too? The answer, of course, is that it can’t – no matter how brave the Senators remain.“You know,...

Bryan Murray Speaks - Karlsson Injury, Sobering Thoughts, Recalls

  Late on this but the following is a transcript of Bryan Murray's press conference to update the media on Erik Karlsson's status. Credit should be given to Murray for staying composed and keeping it together. He's essentially the antithesis of Eugene Melnyk.  As always, my thoughts will be in bold.  “First of all an update on Erik – he had surgery...

Matt Cooke apologizes to Erik Karlsson, is criticized by Ottawa's owner

Matt Cooke reached out to Erik Karlsson and apologized for the freak, disturbing injury that likely ended the young defenseman's season. As seen in a report by the Winnipeg Sun, Cooke texted Karlsson but wasn't sure if the young star would respond to his apology. Cooke's apology comes a day after Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk stated he didn't believe Cooke...

VIDEO: Senators Owner Eugene Melnyk rants about Matt Cooke

If you watch this video, how quickly does it take you to say " does Eugene Melnyk realize he employs Chris Neil?"   Would have loved to see someone mention Chris Neil and have Melnyk explain to the world how he is a clean player. We realize Melnyk is upset. Karlsson puts people in the seats. He's the soon to be face of the franchise once Alfie retires...

Don Cherry lets Cooke off the hook, suggests that lack of skate-taping to blame for Karlsson injury

On Saturday Night's Coach's Corner, Don Cherry weighed in on Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson's torn Achilles' tendon at the hand...I mean foot of Pittsburgh penguins forward Matt Cooke, and Cherry actually defended Cooke, suggesting instead that Karlsson was at fault for not taping his skate to his ankle:

Travis Yost: If I Wasn't Laughing, I'd Be Crying

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- Please enjoy the dulcet tones of Benny Hill as you read through this blog post. You may have heard that Erik Karlsson's out for the year, a poentially fatal blow to Ottawa's playoff hopes this season. Prior to Karlsson slicing his achilles tendon in half, the team had lost Jason Spezza and Jared Cowen long-term, and Peter Regin...

Video- The Hotstove Discussion

On Hotstove Tonight the topics discussed were the Ottawa Senators including the Karlsson injury and should the Sens move Alfredsson, Ryan O'Reilly, Olympic participation and NHL injuries.  

Travis Yost: GAMEDAY: What's Left of Ottawa Will Play New Jersey

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- Paul MacLean was hopeful that the team would receive a rare bit of positive news on the injury front with respect to Peter Regin and Milan Michalek in preparation for Monday's game. Said news never came. Ottawa, wildly undermanned and desperate for NHL-caliber talent, will again be forced to fill the ranks with a trio of AHL call...
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