First up, we've got the most recent injuries to Robin Lehner and Clarke MacArthur. Lehner was placed on IR yesterday, but we hadn't received any further information on the nature or severity of his injury. Finally, this morning, we've gotten some updates.
Lehner has a concussion.— Wayne Scanlan (@HockeyScanner) February 20, 2015
MacArthur also has a concussion.— Wayne Scanlan (@HockeyScanner) February 20, 2015
No surprises there, concussions for both were pretty much the overwhelming majority of the speculation. The question is, how bad?
MacArthur won't fly to Cali. Lehner might.— Wayne Scanlan (@HockeyScanner) February 20, 2015
Well then. MacArthur is out for at least another week, and Lehner is still iffy for Wednesday. We might just get to see the NHL debut of Chris Driedger on Wednesday or Thursday as part of the back to back in Anaheim and LA.
Chris Neil will be out for an additional 3-4 weeks after having surgery on his thumb and a plate inserted, which severely reduces his trade value to any bubble teams. But he'll be back in time for the playoffs, potential contenders!
Neil had surgery yesterday and had a plate attached to his broken left thumb.— Dean Brown (@PxPOttawa) February 20, 2015
3 or 4 more weeks. Cast to come off in 2 wks— Dean Brown (@PxPOttawa) February 20, 2015
Then straight from the team itself, a not-really-much-news update on Zack Smith. He is expected to travel with the team, but is not expected to play.
More from BM: Lehner and MacArthur were evaluated as having concussions; Smith likely to join team on the road trip but unlikely to play.— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) February 20, 2015
If you were hoping for updates across the board, sorry - no news on either Craig Anderson or Chris Phillips.
Update - Some (not much) on Anderson:
Murray isn't sure when G Craig Anderson will return. Thought he would be back by now. Deep bone bruise. Still trouble holding goal stick.— Wayne Scanlan (@HockeyScanner) February 20, 2015