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Anderson speaks: An update on his status

Friday, 01.03.2013 / 2:51 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



Craig Anderson
spoke to the media today after practice where he participated again today. It sounds as though there's reason to be encouraged as everything seems to be coming along nicely.

Here's what Andy had to say...

On how he feels:

Everyday seems to be getting a lot better. Just trying to do everything I can to get back soon.

His timetable:

Nothing has been set in stone yet, we just kind of take it day by day and right now the progress outstanding everyday. Every day I can do more and more out there. That's kind of where we're at right now.

On his progress:

I can skate, I can stop, I can push, I can do a lot of things that a forward can do. I haven't taken the step yet to see what a goalie can do. I think that's going to be the next step is see how it is tomorrow and see if I can get into the butterfly at all.

On if he actually wants to play forward:

Yeah but I don't think you want me out there. I'm pretty good for a beer leaguer and that's about it.

On how he will be trying to progress this weekend:

We've got some ice in the morning, it'll be early but they said it's just a matter of trying to stay in shape and making sure that when my ankle does feel 100 per cent I'm ready to play.

Considering how bad the injury looked when it happened, it's hard not to be encouraged by Anderson's update. The play of Ben Bishop and Robin Lehner has been reassuring in Anderson's absence, but it's always good to get the man who was the best goalie in the league at the time of his injury back between the pipes. Obviously the Sens are in no rush right now, but it sounds as though he'll be in the mix sooner rather than later.

Bishop will start tomorrow vs. Philadelphia.

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 20 54 -15 74
J. Spezza 75 23 43 -26 66
K. Turris 82 26 32 22 58
C. MacArthur 79 24 31 12 55
B. Ryan 70 23 25 7 48
A. Hemsky 75 13 30 -15 43
M. Michalek 82 17 22 -25 39
M. Zibanejad 69 16 17 -15 33
M. Methot 75 6 17 0 23
P. Wiercioch 53 4 19 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 25 16 8 .911 3.00
R. Lehner 12 15 6 .913 3.06
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