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Senators owner Melnyk, donor doing well after liver transplant

  Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is recovering well after his liver transplant. All his donor wants in return is for the team to win the Stanley Cup. The University Health Network hospital in Toronto said Thursday the 55-year-old Melnyk remains in the intensive care unit after Tuesday's transplant, but he's been awake, smiling and answering questions. The hospital would not...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Hammond, Condra, RFAs, Getting a Top Six Forward or Top Four D-Man in the Draft

After inking Andrew Hammond to a new three-year extension worth an average annual value of $1.35 million per season, Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion made an appearance on TSN 1200’s ‘The Drive’ yesterday afternoon to provide some insight on the deal and offer comments on other important issues that will be part of this summer’s agenda. To listen to interview...
Via The 6th Sens
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators owner, donor doing well after liver transplant

TORONTO (AP) Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is recovering well after his liver transplant. All his donor wants in return is for the team to win the Stanley Cup. The University Health Network hospital in Toronto said Thursday the 55-year-old Melnyk remains in the intensive care unit, but he had been awake, smiling and answering questions. The transplant was done Tuesday. The...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Donor to Senators owner Melnyk cites Cup as motivation

Fandom can be a powerful thing -- powerful enough, even, to make a major sacrifice to help save the life of another. Senators owner Eugene Melnyk underwent a life-saving liver transplant last week, and his doctors updated his situation at a press conference Thursday. According to his medical team, Melnyk and his liver donor -- who wished to remain anonymous after being identified...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators sign goalie Hammond to $4 million, 3-year deal

  The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Andrew Hammond to a $4.05-million, three-year contract. Hammond, whose spectacular late-season run got the Senators into the playoffs, will make $1.2 million next season, $1.35 million in 2016-17 and $1.5 million in 2017-18. Nicknamed the ''Hamburglar,'' he will count $1.35 million against Ottawa's salary cap over the length of the deal...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking: Andrew Hammond Signs Three-Year Extension

Once Pierre Dorion returned from the World Championships in the Czech Republic, it did not take him long to iron out the wrinkles in the contract negotiations with Andrew Hammond. This morning Hammond agreed to a three-year extension that carries an escalating salary each season. Hammond will earn $1.2 million before earning $1.35 million and $1.5 million in the remaining two years...
Via The 6th Sens
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hamburglar gets a Raise

Last season, former Bowling Green State University goalie Andrew Hammond made a big splash with the Ottawa Senators. In his first season with the senators, Hammond was (20-1-2, 1.73 GAA & .943 SV%) in 23 starts.For his efforts, the Senators are showing Hammond the money. Last season, Hammond made 750,000 with the Senators and is getting a pretty nice raise to 1.35 million. Hammond...
Via Goon's World
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators sign Andrew Hammond to $4 million, 3-year deal

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Andrew Hammond to a $4.05-million, three-year contract. Hammond, whose spectacular late-season run got the Senators into the playoffs, will make $1.2 million next season, $1.35 million in 2016-17 and $1.5 million in 2017-18. Nicknamed the ''Hamburglar,'' he will count $1.35 million against Ottawa's salary cap over the...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators owner Melnyk undergoes liver transplant

  Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk underwent a successful liver transplant, the team announced Tuesday night. The Senators said Melnyk and the anonymous donor are doing well and resting comfortably at Toronto General Hospital. The team announced last week that Melnyk was in need of a live liver transplant and put 12 people through a screening process. Melnyk went into surgery...
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Senators owner undergoes successful liver transplant

TORONTO (AP) Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk underwent a successful liver transplant, the team announced Tuesday night. The Senators said Melnyk and the anonymous donor are doing well and resting comfortably at Toronto General Hospital. The team announced last week that Melnyk was in need of a live liver transplant and put 12 people through a screening process. Melnyk went into...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Melnyk Undergoes Successful Liver Transplant Surgery

  OTTAWA, CANADA – JANUARY 21: Owner, governor and chairman Eugene Melnyk (L) of the Ottawa Senators stands next to double-lung transplant receipent Helene Campbell (R) during the home opener prior to the ceremonial puck drop against the Florida Panthers at Scotiabank Place on January 21, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images...
Via The 6th Sens
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Senators Assistant Coach? André Tourigny Quits the Avalanche

DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 20: (L-R) Assistant coach Andre Tourigny and head coach Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche talk as they face the Los Angeles Kings during their preseason game at the Pepsi Center on September 20, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Kings 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) According to a report out of Colorado, Avalanche...
Via The 6th Sens
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators owner, hopeful of liver transplant, thanks public

TORONTO (AP) Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk thanked the public for its support Monday in what he calls the ''biggest battle'' of his life - his urgent appeal for a liver transplant. The 55-year-old Melnyk was hospitalized three weeks ago because of liver-related complications. His condition is considered critical. He said in a statement his health became more critical the past...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators land Matt O’Connor

View image | gettyimages.com On Saturday March 9th, Toronto native goaltender, Matt O’Connor, 23, was expected to sign with a team in the NHL. After he reportedly said that he wasn’t going to the Edmonton Oilers, that left three teams on the table for him, the New York Rangers, the Vancouver Canucks, and the Ottawa Senators. At that time before he signed, i was thinking that...
Via TopSportsReport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators: Good response by liver donors for owner Melnyk

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) The Ottawa Senators say the public response has been ''very good'' to help find a liver donor for team owner Eugene Melnyk. The 55-year-old Melnyk is in urgent need of a liver transplant. Senators President Cyril Leeder says his condition is now critical. In a statement Friday, the team says more than 1,000 calls have been received and many applications were...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Owner Eugene Melnyk in Need of Liver Transplant

OTTAWA – OCTOBER 8: Ottawa Senators team owner Eugene Melnyk attends an event before the home opener against the New York Islanders at Scotiabank Place on October 8, 2009 in Ottawa, Canada. The Ottawa Senators defeated the New York Islanders 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images) After months in which he has been uncharacteristically out of the public eye,...
Via The 6th Sens
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators owner Eugene Melnyk needs liver transplant

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk urgently needs a liver transplant, and the team put out a call Thursday for potential donors. The team says Melnyk was admitted to a hospital three weeks ago due to ''liver-related complications.'' His family has reached out to close friends and relatives with the hope of finding a suitable donor candidate, but with no success...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Agent: Mikael Wikstrand Likely to Come to North America Next Season

PITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 23: Mikael Wikstrand, 196th overall pick by the Ottawa Senators, poses for a portrait during Day Two of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) In an interview on TSN 1200 this afternoon to discuss his client, Matt O’Connor, and his decision to sign with the Ottawa...
Via The 6th Sens
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts on @FriedgeHNIC’s Thoughts

In the wake of Matt O’Connor’s decision to sign with the Ottawa Senators, you just knew there were going to be some juicy morsels of information contained within Elliotte Friedman’s latest ’30 Thoughts’ column and Friedman did not disappoint. There were four Senators-related thoughts that appeared within the column, so let’s just get right to them. 5. Paul MacLean is...
Via The 6th Sens
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking at Ottawa’s Defense

At the team’s end of season press conference two seasons ago, hot on the heels of the Sens’ playoff rollercoaster ride that started with triumph over the Habs and ended with a crushing defeat at the hands of the Penguins, Bryan Murray boldly declared that he would be looking to add a top six forward with a bit of experience to the lineup. Murray’s position seemed somewhat justified...
Via The 6th Sens
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Win the Matt O’Connor Sweepstakes

BOSTON, MA – FEBRUARY 23: Matt O’Connor #29 of the Boston University Terriers looks on during the third period against the Northeastern Huskies during the 2015 Beanpot Tournament Championship game at TD Garden on February 23, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) After months of pursuit, the Senators have delivered their first exciting news of the...
Via The 6th Sens
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators agree to terms with free-agent goalie O'Connor

OTTAWA, Ontario -- Highly touted free-agent goaltender Matt O'Connor has come to terms with the Ottawa Senators, signing a two-year deal with the maximum bonuses allowed on an entry-level contract. O'Connor helped Boston University reach the NCAA national championship game and had offers from several NHL teams. O'Connor went 25-4-4 with a 2.18 goals-against average and .927 save...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Goalie Matt O'Connor agrees to terms with Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Highly touted free-agent goaltender Matt O'Connor has come to terms with the Ottawa Senators, signing a two-year deal with the maximum bonuses allowed on an entry-level contract. O'Connor helped Boston University reach the NCAA national championship game and had offers from several NHL teams. O'Connor went 25-4-4 with a 2.18 goals-against average and .927 save...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

BU Goalie Matt O’Connor, Senators Agree To Entry Level NHL Contract

Matt O’Connor is ready to put his recent past behind him. The Boston University goaltender has agreed to terms with the Ottawa Senators on a two-year entry level contract, the team announced Saturday. O’Connor will get a maximum deal that includes bonuses, according to Sportsnet’s Mark Spector. O'Connor gets max entry level deal for his age: Two...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Once a fan, now a teammate: Ottawa's Lazar celebrates throwback Thursday with old autographs

Back in 2007, Ottawa Senators rookie Curtis Lazar was just a 12-year-old hockey player who, like most Canadian children his age, idolized professional players. But 12-year-old Lazar probably never expected to play alongside one of the players he looked up to back then.On Thursday, Lazar tweeted a photo of an autograph he got back in 2007 from Kyle Turris, who is now Lazar's teammate...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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