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Karlsson: Season over

Thursday, 02.14.2013 / 1:08 PM ET
By Craig Medaglia - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog
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Sens GM Bryan Murray spoke with the media earlier this afternoon about the status of Erik Karlsson and broke the news that the reigning Norris trophy winner's season is "effectively over". Karlsson underwent successful surgery on his left Achilles which had been cut 70% and his current timetable for a return is set between 3-4 months.



When asked about the NHL's decision to not further discipline Pens winger Matt Cooke, Murray said: "That's not my job. I'm outraged that we lost Erik Karlsson and I'm disappointed for him but that's not my call."

The Senators GM also answered questions from the media about how this could see him become more active in the trade market. While he didn't expect any of the other NHL general managers to do him any favours, he did say he was actively looking, although cautiously.

"I don't want to trade our top prospect for a short term solution", Murray said, "I'm also reluctant to trade our first round pick at this point".

The loss of Karlsson adds to the already large list of current injured Sens players that includes Jason Spezza, Jared Cowen, Milan Michalek, Peter Regin, Guillaume Latendresse and prospects Mark Stone and Mike Hoffman. When asked how the team could rebound from so many key players lost to injury, Murray answered: "Craig Anderson has to be great. The defense has to be great and we'll need to take a 'by committee' approach to scoring goals".

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STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
2 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
3 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
4 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
5 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
6 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
7 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
8 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 54 11 48 9 59
B. Ryan 53 19 26 -2 45
M. Hoffman 50 23 18 5 41
M. Stone 52 16 25 -10 41
M. Zibanejad 53 11 22 -1 33
K. Turris 48 13 17 -11 30
J. Pageau 54 13 10 6 23
Z. Smith 53 11 5 7 16
C. Ceci 47 5 11 -1 16
C. Lazar 49 5 9 0 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 22 17 4 .914 2.86
A. Hammond 3 5 2 .900 3.10