Author Archive | Ken Warren

Stephane Da Costa has plenty of mixed emotions following the Ottawa Senators decision to send Mika Zibanejad   back to Sweden for the rest of the season. Da Costa has at least temporarily inherited Zibanejad’s second line centre spot, starting Thursday’s game against the Florida Panthers between Nick Foligno and Daniel Alfredsson. The news Thursday that [...]

The Florida Panthers have a tough decision to make with a young player, too. In this case, however, indications are that 19-year-old defenceman Erik Gudbranson, the Ottawa native who was selected third overall by Florida in the 2010 NHL entry draft, will be staying in the NHL. Panthers general manager Dale Tallon says the team [...]

Mika Zibanejad left Scotiabank Place with his head held high. “I really wanted to stay, but I knew there was an option that they were going to send me home,” he said Wednesday, moments after the Ottawa Senators opted to ship him back to Djurgardens of the Swedish Elite League for the remainder of the [...]

The Senators, taking it one day at a time, have been adamant that they have to quickly put wins and losses behind them. Accordingly, any jubilation from Saturday’s 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets should be gone when they return to the ice today to prepare for a four-game week.