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Ottawa’s Anderson suffers hand injury, out indefinitely

Ottawa Senators v Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 31: Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators hits his face with some water before the game against the Boston Bruins on January 31, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)


The Ottawa Senators will be without Craig Anderson for an undetermined length of time after the goalie injured his hand, according to the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch and TSN’s Brent Wallace.

The extent of the injury is unknown at present time, though it’s being reported Anderson cut his hand in a home accident. Sportsnet claims Anderson is expected to miss at least the next 10 days, but depending on how bad the cut is, he could be out longer.

Anderson, who is in the midst of a four-game winning streak, was treated at a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, according to This isn’t the first random injury for Anderson as he also had a bizarre setback during warm-ups when he was a member of the Colorado Avalanche last season.

How this plays into GM Bryan Murray’s trade deadline plans remains to be seen. The good news is that he might get just enough time to determine the extent of the injury by Monday. One could argue that the Senators should have the same short-term focus in the goalie trade market as the hated Toronto Maple Leafs, but that viewpoint could shift substantially in the next few days.