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Karlsson: Season over

Thursday, 14.02.2013 / 1:08 PM
By Craig Medaglia - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog
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Karlsson: Season over



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 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
3 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
4 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
5 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
6 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
7 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
8 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 76 20 42 7 62
K. Turris 76 22 33 -2 55
M. Stone 74 19 35 13 54
B. Ryan 72 18 35 8 53
M. Hoffman 73 26 21 18 47
M. Zibanejad 74 19 24 0 43
M. Michalek 66 13 21 3 34
C. MacArthur 56 14 14 -11 28
D. Legwand 74 9 18 2 27
A. Chiasson 70 11 15 -4 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Hammond 15 1 1 .938 1.85
C. Anderson 14 13 8 .923 2.49