Robin Lehner‘s play last season facilitated the dealing of Ben Bishop in order to clear a spot in the Senators roster going forward for the club’s’ top goaltending prospect. Lehner will push Craig Anderson for playing time this season and at some point, either through his stellar play or a stumble from(or injury to) the incumbent starter, will get his chance to make a statement.
That being said, it will be interesting to see if Lehner to match the stats he put up last season (2.20 GAA, .936 SP) that were near top 10 type number. Will sitting on the bench for long stretches hurt his development, or can he force Paul MacLean to spread out the playing time between two deserving goaltenders.
So, the big question for Lehner is first and foremost how much time he will see on the ice:
Regardless of how much he plays, he will have the opportunity to put up some pretty good numbers. How good?
and in terms of save percentage: