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Mark Borowiecki says nothing can come close to the day in June, 2008, when, before a home crowd at Scotiabank Place, he became the first Ottawa native picked by the Senators in the NHL draft. Friday was pretty close, though. That’s when he signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Senators. The 21-year-old defenceman will [...]

The Senators were still steamed on Friday about the five-minute major and game misconduct Francis Lessard was given for charging in Thursday’s game against the Panthers. Lessard levelled centre Scott Timmins, who suffered a mild concussion. Ottawa coach Cory Clouston thought it was a clean hit but was penalized in the aftermath of the Zdeno [...]

Among the players auditioning for a spot on the Senators next year is 26-year-old defenceman Derek Smith. He signed with the Senators as a free agent on April 12, 2007, but has so far played only six NHL games, two last year, four this year. He may not stay with the team for the rest [...]

The Ottawa Senators added more depth to the organization on Thursday when they signed left wing Derek Grant, their second fourth-round pick (119th overall) in the 2008 draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract. Grant, 20, will leave Michigan State, where he just finished his second year, to turn pro. He’ll spend the rest of the [...]