Ferguson was recently acquired from the Toronto Marlies in an AHL deal that was completed on February 24th. He has served as a depth option in net since being acquired due to injuries to many of the Senators goalies. In 6 games with the AHL’s Belleville Senators, he has went 5-1-0 and has a save percentage of .935 and a goals against average of 2.00.
On March 19th, Ferguson was called up to the NHL roster to provide some depth to goaltender Mads Sogaard instead of forcing an NHL goalie tandem of two rookies under the age of 22. Ferguson would start in net against the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 20th and would stop 48 shots in a 2-1 win. That game would be his first ever start in the NHL. He played one game with the Vegas Golden Knights in their inaugural season, but he entered the game in relief. He would then start five days later against the New Jersey Devils and allow 4 goals on 34 shots in a 5-3 loss. Altogether, Ferguson would sport a record of 1-1-0 during his time with the Ottawa Senators.
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Ferguson being sent back down likely means that Cam Talbot is good to go for Thursday’s matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers. Talbot has been placed on the Injured Reserve on three different occasions this season. He has most recently been sidelined since March 4th with a lower body injury. In 32 appearances so far this season, he has gone 15-14-1 with a S% of .905 and GAA of 2.85. It has been speculated by PostMedia’s Bruce Garrioch that Talbot will serve as Sogaard’s backup on Thursday.