Plagued by multiple injuries to key players to start the season, the Sens likely won’t ice a full lineup until next season, which could look drastically different
The Ottawa Senators can’t afford another stumble out of the gates similar to the ones they’ve had over the last two seasons, identifying an ideal lineup prior to next season will be imperative to a fast start. The Senators are just 35 games through this NHL season but have already distanced themselves from playoff contention and are still missing key players (Shane Pinto, Colin White), who won’t see a ton of ice for the remainder of the season.
If handled correctly, the Senators can ice a team that should compete for a playoff spot right off the jump, and not lag behind once the season starts like we have known them to the past few seasons. With the inclusion of an impact veteran forward to help take the load off our young stars, this group should start playing really good hockey once again.